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  • Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Oh, Be Clever's Brittney Shields

    Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:33:50

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Oh, Be Clever's Brittney Shields - Get to know the band!

    Today we Take Aim with Brittney Shields of Oh, Be Clever. Find out the clever (read: competitive) way they got together and a whole lot more.

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    Oh, Be Clever met in '06 when we were both in our little high scathed each other to the point of violenchool emo bands. Our bands were rivals and loe. A fight broke out one night after a show, and Cory and I decided it was time to bounce to greener, less violent fields.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Crying. Or living on a hippie commune. Or both.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    I am growing more and more obsessed with rock climbing. I'm TERRIBLE at it, but I LOVE it. I conquered a huge phobia of heights that I have, so I feel great about my new hobby.

    Pick ONE song on your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    'Someone Better' was written for someone I haven't spoken to in years. And I feel a little crazy talking about it to you right now, to be honest. This person was what I would call a soul mate. I met him at a show of mine years ago, and he caught my eye from the back of the crowd. I ruined it all because I was scared of how much I really cared about him and the thought of losing him was destroying me...even though that fear was completely imagined/over exaggerated. I wrote the song to finally get it off my chest. All those emotions I was plagued by for years, are finally out of my system. Now I go to a free session of therapy every time I perform that song.

    Listen to "Next to You" below.

    Did you find Oh, Be Clever to be clever and awesome like we did?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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