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ARTIST: Stacey Randol
HOMETOWN: Decatur, IL
CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, TN
AMBITIONS: To write music for a film that inspires people.
TURN-OFFS: Songs about tank tops, tan lines, tailgates, and barbecue…
TURN-ONS: “Albatross” by Fleetwood Mac, Hawaii, arugula…
DREAM GIG: Red Rocks
FAVORITE LYRIC: Bob Dylan “Mr. Tambourine Man”
“Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: His name is Michael. He produced this song. He’s outside spotting UFOs I’m sure.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Happy Birthday To You”
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Paul Simon, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Paul Simon on the beach at Hangout Fest. Tom Petty is a very close second (also at Hangout).
I WROTE THIS SONG: With some malbec. I didn’t have a particular idea in mind when sitting down to write, but “out here it is getting hot, dear /did I ever love you? / think about it” came out first. And that felt like I was almost writing a letter to someone, so I continued the situation from there. The chorus came to me quickly and was oddly enough inspired by Cher’s “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves.” And “fables and our lies” just came out of my mouth like it already belonged. I knew then that I wanted to make a record around “Fables.”