OBSESSED: CORIN TUCKER
the alt-rock icon thinks christina ricci should play her in a movie.
ARGUING ABOUT MUSIC
This is the first time in years that I've been in a van with four other rockers just driving around, and it's been super-fun to just listen to records and talk about music--which is all we do all day long, until we get to the show. It's mostly music from [touring bassist] Dave Depper's iPod. He has a killer iPod! He also has Spotify, so if we get into a discussion and we're like, "Wait a minute, we need to pull such and such record," we can do it. We've been arguing about which is The Beatles' best album. I think there are four of us that are pretty strongly in favor of The White Album. We got into a vinyl competition in Athens, Georgia when we had a day off. It was a mad scramble but I ended up with a really good [record].
DRIFT BY RACHEL MADDOW
I'm reading it now, it's so good. My husband bought it for me and he got me an autographed copy. I haven't followed all of the political developments but the way she presents it, it's really easy to follow and easy to read and brings back a lot [of memories] for me of living through the Reagan presidency and following the Iran scandal.
SHOPPING ON THE ROAD
I really like to shop on tour. It's so wrong, and [I thought] maybe over the years my senses would have dulled, but no--you can roll me out into any city in the United States and I will find the boutique. It can be in the middle of Georgia and I will find this cobalt blue, beautiful blouse and be like, I can't just walk away from it! I have an innate radar. I'm sure that people use apps for it now but usually the venue is on a really cool street where there are things happening.
VOL. FOUR BY BLACK SABBATH
You're like, "This album!" It's really good. I love Black Sabbath, I do. Really great rock singing, really well-written songs, kind of underrated in terms of the songwriting.
I love Zumba. I think we should have a Zumba center in the hotel. This is embarrassing, but we have a points game on tour: If you work out, you get five points. I'm at 45 points! it's a coconut-on-the-rider type tour. There were cookies [on the rider], but those have been removed--no one could control themselves!
I sort of realized that I still want to collect vinyl. That's something I still love doing. I don't really want to take up any more space in my house, but I do think they sound so much better on vinyl. They need to be worthwhile, classic albums; I used to buy things like, Oh that's funny! But now I know there are certain things that I want on vinyl. You know when you go to the record store and it costs $20, $30 now, it's expensive. But then I'm like, everyone wants that record so I'm going to snatch it! I definitely look for Brian Eno records and I also want to get all of the Roxy Music records on vinyl.
PLAYING THE RE-CAST THIS MOVIE GAME
My other job is a casting agent [laughs]. That's a really fun game on tour, re-casting a movie. [To play me] I think Kate Winslet would be awesome. Or Christina Ricci would be great. Or Lauren Ambrose!