5.5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Amanda Easton
After Sydney-based indie pop chanteuse Amanda Easton sent us Dance To The Music In My Head, we just knew we had to dig a little deeper. Amanda makes regular appearances in a number of Sydney’s major clubs and hotels. She’s made numerous TV appearances including MTV Australia.
So, we wanted to know about her favorite sandwich (among other things).
Here’s what we found out about Amanda:
Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio.
A very strange sensation. At was a few years ago and I had just released a single called Falling In. I was driving home late from a gig one night and was listening to the radio in my car. I was feeling particularly sorry for myself this night because I had recently split up from a very long-term relationship and driving home to an empty house was very upsetting. Something came on the radio that sounded strangely familiar and I remember thinking “Oh I think I like this song, what is it again?” Of course, it was Falling In but hearing it on this big commercial radio station was so unexpected, it took me a while to realise. Then I had this strange mad moment when I was laughing my head off and crying at the same time. It was a hot night and my windows were down, so people in other cars were looking at me strangely. I didn’t care, I just hoped they had their radio on the same station.
What non-instrumental sound or sounds do you love?
I have a six year old son and I’ll never forget the sound of his first gurgly laugh as a baby. When I didn’t have kids I no doubt thought kids were just noisy annoying creatures but now I think the sound of any little kid laughing is the best sound in the world.
What is something you still want to learn in life?
A lot of the time I wish I could stop learning and just know! I feel like I have worked so hard at what I do for so long that I surely must be good enough by now, mustn’t I? Apparently not! Apparently there is always plenty to learn and I’m trying to get that through my thick head. I’m getting better at that I think and actually enjoying the process nowadays. Among the many things I want to learn, is to have more patience, to not let little things stress me out, to remember to appreciate all the wonderful things I have and on a more practical level, to continue learning my art and craft – singing and songwriting.
What 3 items would you want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
I’m going to cheat and have my ‘family’ as one (husband and son). The second would be a private resort fully stocked with everything, and third, a private plane because no matter how fabulous it would be to be stranded on a desert island in a resort with your family, there’s no place like home.
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich and what would you wash it down with?
I may be the only person in the world (apart from my mother) who likes these but my comfort snack is a banana and cheese toastie – the cheese has to be nice and melty. I’d wash it done with coconut juice straight out of the coconut (not the trendy coconut water you get in cans nowadays – it’s not the same!)
What song never ever leaves your music player’s playlist?
I am one of those people who usually needs to hear a song twice before it registers. But when I first heard Goldfrapp’s Strict Machine on the radio, it completely floored me. I didn’t know music like that existed and I fell in love instantly. That song has never lost its appeal for me.
Thank you, Amanda!