What is your most played song on iTunes? Who's idea was it to combine your names and make it jillandkate? -Myriam Jill's most played song is "Can I Still Come Over?" by Gretel. Kate's most played song is "Poison & Wine" by The Civil Wars. We can't really remember who came up with putting our names together...we were trying to come up with something and we just kinda settled on jillandkate. We wanted something simple--easy for people to remember.
Kate, since you were born in Germany: do you speak German? What’s your favorite thing to do online? What's the funniest or strangest rumor you have heard about yourself? Do you have any weird talents? -Sarah
Yes, I speak a tiny, little bit of German. I actually understand a bit more than I speak--which is awesome when people are talking about me in German and they think I can't understand them--it always freaks people out when I respond to them. Haha. Online...hmmm...Kate keeps up with the news...wherever it may be...hahaha...she is always announcing the latest headlines to whoever will listen! Also she frequents Facebook and her email. Jill is a game player. Yahtzee, Text Twist, Bookworm...among other games. Also she reads her local hometown newspaper everyday just to see what's going on in New Hampshire. Strange rumors we've heard about ourselves? We try not to listen to rumors cause who likes hearing strange things about yourself that aren't true? Weird talents. Jill can do this thing called "Doi-Doi-ing." You won't believe it until you see it--we will vlog it sometime soon. Kate is super double jointed. It's pretty funny. Not sure that's a talent but yeah.
Where do you write most of your music? Does it just come to you or do you have to work on it? What normally triggers you to write a song (like an emotion, a thought, a memory, a person, etc.)? What was the last thing you bought & from where? -Jaclyn
Since we are hardly ever in one place for long, we write anywhere and everywhere. Yes, we have to work on it! Songwriting can be MISERABLY DIFFICULT at times. Sometimes you have to write a large amount of crap to get one good song. One pretty successful songwriter once gave us this advice, "Don't be afraid to suck." Songs come in all different ways..sometimes they come out in 5 seconds, other times you write something and have to come back to it months (even years) later. Normally when one of us goes through something that will stir up emotions/feelings, that's what inspires us to write. It's sad that hard times can produce lots of songs. Ha! I guess that's one of the plagues of being an artist. The last thing Kate bought was movie theater tickets & popcorn. Went and saw "It's Complicated." And yes, it's complicated. The last thing Jill bought was groceries at Kroger...boring!
More later! Thanks for the questions...and if you have any more...remember tomorrow's the last day to get them in!
Go drink some coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whatever will keep you warm. It's cold out there people :)