Well, Mondays are usually the most boring and most #$&%ed about day of the week. Sometimes you just have to spice it up, with sriracha if you have to, because Mondays will come and smack you in the forehead whether you like it or not.
Lucky for us New Yorkers, this past Monday we had Jane Lui come by and show us her awesome and beautiful music chops. And lucky for me, I had a chance to chat with Jane while we were waiting to eat ramen before her performance at Rockwood Music Hall. I must say that all her answers make me understand more of who she is and why she does what she does. Check out her website and download her songs/CD for FREE here!
CNote: Where was the best place you performed?
JaneLui: Wow, that's a good question. The best place I performed in the past few months was at UC San Diego. It was because of the audience. They made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. I haven't had that in a long time. It was a very interactive crowd. It was like being among friends.
CNote: Where would you like to perform?
JL: Hands down, Europe. I've performed there before and would go back again.
CNote: If you can collaborate with anyone, any singer, from any time, who would it be?
JL: (before I even finished the question) Björk!!! She is an amazing singer and songwriter. She gives me goosebumps. Björk is really fierce in what she does. She knows how to use her ability to create moods and tell stories.
CNote: Who/What inspires you?
JL: It's not music that inspires me. It is the connections I have with people. The conversations and stories we have and share.
CNote: What song is your guilty pleasure of the moment?
JL: Africa by Toto. I couldn't get it out of my head for the last few days.
JL: Yeah from the 80s!
CNote: OOOO. I know, I know. Seriously, I know it! =D Would you perform it?
JL: YEAH!! Not tonight, though, lol. In the future.
Some more friends came to join us on the forever ramen line. Don't worry, we had time to eat and enjoy the food (including a juicy and fatty pork bun app!) before Jane had to make her appearance. The answer I was most surprised to get from Jane, is that music is not her inspiration. This answer actually really shines through her. Jane connects very well with people, her friends and her fans. She's very intuitive of her audience and it's important for her that we are comfortable and in a good mood. I got a kick out of Jane taking a picture of her audience at Rockwood. If I haven't mentioned it enough, her CD is FREE to download on her site at www.JaneLui.com. So no excuses, people! Jane is really a great and original artist and I hope you will get a chance to see and listen to her.