Playlist: Katie Featherston & Micah Sloat of Paranormal Activity
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:58:32
What do ghosts listen to?
Chances are it's a combination of Slayer and Elvis…since we can't know for sure what the paranormal are cranking, we figured we'd chat with "the haunted" themselves about music. It was a lot easier than having a séance to find out a playlist, and technology just hasn't reached that point, unfortunately. Hopefully someday though…
Paranormal Activity's Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat were both excited to share their respective playlists with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino in this exclusive feature.
Check out Micah and Katie's playlists below and don't miss Paranormal Activity out on DVD everywhere now!
Micah Sloat's Playlist:
Honestly, this is really funny. Last night, I turned on NPR and I heard Beethoven's "8th Symphony." I thought, "Damn, if that's not an awesome piece of music…."
Recently, I've been getting back into the classical era and listening to a lot of old school stuff—Revell, Brams and Mozart. That wasn't the answer you were expecting [Laughs]
Acting and music are both performance arts, so there's a lot of crossover with what you're doing. I'll just say that whatever I've learned in music, I find myself taking with me on set, and whatever I use in acting classes, I always find that helps me out when I'm on stage. There's a huge crossover. What really connects them ultimately is the sense of sharing. When you're really sharing your experience with the audience, no matter what movie you're communicating in, that's going to be good work. No matter what I'm doing creatively in my life, I knew as long as I was relating to people I'd be happy. It's a real blessing and a real opportunity to do this on such a high level. I want to say thank you to everyone all of the fans that have been so awesome and allowed all of us to share our work. If anyone out there is a struggling artist, stick with it because it does happen.
Katie Featherston's Playlist:
1. Bob Schneider
My favorite artist is Bob Schneider. He's a Texas musician based out of Austin, but he plays everywhere. He does everything from Texas rockabilly country to trip hop, real sweet love songs to real raunchy get-the-party-going kinds of songs. He's got everything. He's amazing!
2. Matt Nathanson
3. Jason Mraz
I listen to a lot of Texas country—Matt Nathanson and Jason Mraz too.
4. Al Green
Al Green is very cool [Laughs].
Check out Rick Florino's new novel Dolor available now for FREE here…