One of the most inventive and imaginative artists working today, began as a solo project for singer and multi-instrumentalist Merrill Garbus. Check out tUnE-yArDs, our World Cafe Guest today! Listen on nprmusic below!
I get asked all the time about what “responsibility” I feel as an artist. This struck me as a great response:
"…when a person chooses to enter into the public forum, then there is some inkling of inherent responsibility. Entertainers who position themselves in the public eye do bear some of the brunt. Celebrities must be mindful of the people who watch them. After all, that’s what they’re paid for. Yes, parents are the first stop for raising their children; but to suggest the media (with its bright colors, big billboards, and billions of dollars used to sell sell sell) has nothing to do with the malleable mind of a child is just ridiculous."