I spoke to Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable for Aritzia’s online magazine about the five songs she wishes she had written. Here’s my favorite part of the interview:
Springsteen was one of the first concerts I ever went to, in Sheffield. I remember him playing it that night. I was about nine or 10 years old, and my mum and dad, they used to take me to a lot of shows, because a) I think they hoped that I would share their passion for music, and b) they were both big bootleggers and had ulterior motives. They used to stuff the microphones into my pinafores! You don’t get frisked as a nine year old. I feel taken advantage of, but they have a great bootleg collection.
(Illustration by Sam Green.)
I hate chocolate. Fuck chocolate. Kurt hated chocolate, too—that was one of the things we had in common. Chocolate makes it all too easy. Oooh. Woww. Chocolate. Oooh. Yum. Fuck that. It’s sorta like how I don’t love the Ramones. It’s a flaw. Or, I love Mr. Springsteen as a person, I’m just not a superfan. Everyone lovvves the Boss, but that’s chocolate for me. It’s just, like… no.