The Utube Blog: OK, let’s turn to some easy, short answer questions. I promise not to ask any Barbara Walters, what kind of tree would you be questions, but let’s start with, Who are your biggest musical inspirations?
Terra: Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Radiohead, David Bowie, and Mozart.
The Utube Blog: Who are you listening to on your iPod right now?
Terra: Imogen Heap, Laughing Hyenas, and Radiohead.
The Utube Blog: Favorite movie?
Terra: Right now it’s “West Side Story.”
The Utube Blog: Favorite book?
Terra: Right now it’s “Midnight’s Children.”
The Utube Blog: Ever watch American Idol?
The Utube Blog: You might be the only one in America based on last week’s Idol ratings… Any New Year’s resolutions?
Terra: Nope. Every New Year’s Day I make a list of things which will happen in the coming year. Goals, wishes, intentions… this year there are about 60 I think.
The Utube Blog: Describe a typical day in the life of Terra Naomi.
Terra: These days I get up, walk my dog Elliott, read MySpace messages and emails, make any phone calls I need to make, go to the gym or yoga, and then to the studio where I spend the rest of the day/evening. I’m loving that!
The Utube Blog: Yeah, sounds like a nice gig. What’s one interesting fact about you that even some of your friends don’t know?
Terra: Honestly, I am guilty of giving out WAY too much information. I don’t think there’s anything I haven’t told someone. Even my mom and dad know every detail of my life—much to the dismay of some of my ex-boyfriends!
The Utube Blog: At the law school where I teach, some of my students are in a band called the “Backup Plan.” The name is kind of a joke about what would happen if they didn’t make it as lawyers. Let’s just imagine that Terra Naomi was still undiscovered, or the music thing just hadn’t worked out. What would your backup plan be?
Terra: Great name—I would probably be living on my mom and dad’s couch. Or in my car.
The Utube Blog: Well, thank heavens for us you don’t need to go to your backup plan! The world is a better place for it. You are definitely the best thing YouTube has discovered so far. I think I’ll end on that note, thanks so much for sharing with us, Terra! Look forward to your next album.
Terra: Thank you!!!