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St Vincent - Interview

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016868

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Whay a truly magic quote - "it's not necessarily about merely being the best athlete, it's about attempting a new sport"

A description of the experience

Q&A with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

By Tom Murphy  Friday, February 12, 2010

WW: What lead to your dropping out of Berklee?

AC: My parents asked me the same question. I think that with music school and art school, or school in any form, there has to be some system of grading and measurement. The things they can teach you is quantifiable. While all that is good and has its place, at some point you have to learn all you can and then forget everything that you learned in order to actually start making music.

I think a lot of people, if they're not careful, can err on the side of the quantifiable and approach it like an athlete. Run that little bit faster, do that little bit more and think you're being more successful. But the truth is that a lot of times it's not necessarily about merely being the best athlete, it's about attempting a new sport.

The source of the experience

St Vincent

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Observation contributed by: Rosie Rock-Evans