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Over the years, music put a weapon in my hand and words in my mouth, it backed me up and shielded me, it shook me and scared me and showed me the way; music opened me up to living and being and feeling. Carrie Brownstein#Backed 68
Carrie Brownstein#Backed 68
With Rock Band, you can play along to Black Sabbath or Nirvana and possibly find new ways of appreciating their artistry by being allowed to perform parallel to it. Rock Band puts you inside the guts of a song. Carrie Brownstein#Allowed 65
Carrie Brownstein#Allowed 65
For a while I had somebody that came to clean my house that turned out to be in a band that I really loved. Carrie Brownstein#Band 58
Carrie Brownstein#Band 58
After Sleater-Kinney broke up in 2006 I had very little desire to play music. It took well over three years before picking up a guitar meant anything to me other than an exercise. Carrie Brownstein#Anything 55
Carrie Brownstein#Anything 55
I read a lot; fiction and non-fiction are the mediums I find most edifying and inspiring. I watch movies and listen to music and take lots and lots of walks. Nature is a nice reset button for me, it's how I get a lot of thinking done. Carrie Brownstein#Movies 50
Carrie Brownstein#Movies 50
Rihanna has guts and she always seems to be singing from someplace honest, dark and fierce. Carrie Brownstein#Dark 48
Carrie Brownstein#Dark 48
I will say, as a woman, when you put a mustache on, you find out a lot of things about yourself. Carrie Brownstein#Mustache 46
Carrie Brownstein#Mustache 46
With Portlandia, I don't think our intention is always to find something funny. Sometimes the humor comes from taking something really seriously. We're okay with making somebody feel uncomfortable or uneasy. Carrie Brownstein#Funny 44
Carrie Brownstein#Funny 44
With Sleater-Kinney, we did a lot of improvisation in our live shows, and even our process of songwriting involved bringing in disparate parts and putting them together to form something cohesive. Carrie Brownstein#Bringing 40
Carrie Brownstein#Bringing 40
I wrote so much about fandom and participation for NPR that I eventually realized my most fertile way of participating in music is to actually play it, at least in a way that made the most sense to me. Carrie Brownstein#Eventually 39
Carrie Brownstein#Eventually 39
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