Ok so we know it’s Wednesday but just pretend we posted this on time…we just couldn’t leave you hanging an entire extra week to hear about our receptionist with the best-ionist, Maggie Carroll! This international woman of mystery hails from Italy and is famous around S*U for her fabulous headbands and wraps. Read on to check out this filmmaker’s favorite songs.
Maggie handling a very serious phone call.
Q: Is there any specific theme to your playlist?
A: Well my father, who is pretty hip music wise, has accused me of listening to “old fuddy duddy” music. I use to be offended by this, but I’ve realized its pretty accurate. I like songs that either tell a story, remind me of a good memory, are impressive talent-wise, or have a good beat you can dance to! Fuddy-Duddy-Dance Theme.
Q: Would you say your music taste has been influenced at all by your international upbringing?
A: Si! I grew up listening to a lot of classic, American stuff, but also listening to a lot of Italian music from the 70s thanks to my mom. I spent every summer with my grandparents, who loved Pavarotti (not because of opera, but more as a point of pride) and “fuddy duddy” Italian TV personalities. Think Lawrence Welk quality stuff…
Q: Anything you love to listen to that didn’t make the cut on this list?
A: Soooo I really like Bollywood movies….and spotify hasn’t gotten the Indian music memo yet. I’ve played this song called “kabhi kabhi aditi zindagi” at least once a day for the past month. I like songs with sampling…and Chance the Rapper’s new song “Everyday” isn’t on spotify.
Q: Has a boy ever serenaded you? What did he sing?
A: Do I sound like a total jerk if I say two have? I am that cool…So I dated one guy who serenaded me in his native language, Spanish, accompanied by some well-intentioned but poorly executed guitar playing. The other one might not really count. He composes music for commercials and films…so I was serenaded by ambient, electronic sounds. Oh, so, romantic…
Q: What do you think the best song/type of song to sing in the shower is?
A: I’ll answer with a pandora station- Usher. Done. Next Question.
Q: Did you ever have an embarrassing phase in your music taste?
A: I’m pretty sure I included disney music and a Brian McKnight song on my playlist. I love disney music, I know all of the words to all of the songs, and my 25 year old sister and I reference lyrics in texts, completely un-ironically. But never embarrassed! I don’t know- music is music it makes people happy. Even that crappy taylor swift stuff.
Check out Maggie’s playlist here!