Downtown Girl Shira Goldberg
Songstress/Neighborhood Girl/Musical Entrepreneur
When I first met Shira she was hanging outside Piano's on the Ludlow Street talking to a few friendly rock n roll friends we had in common. She had just left work and I convinced here to come into music venue The Living Room to watch The Pierces perform. So she came in with me we drank some wine and watched the coolest Indie Rock Folk Pop performance on the Lower East Side. Later on I went on to hook Shira up with singing her songs and playing her tunes for a cool B-list fashion show in Williamsburg! We've been casual pals since. Meet Shira Goldberg!
-Uptown Girl or Downtown girl?
Downtown. Wayyyy downtown.
-Where do you live and why?
Kensington, Brooklyn because it's so pretty (and cheap and quiet and convenient)...
-Where can a girl get a drink for real!!!???
the local 269 has the best drink specials in town, 5 shots for $10 if you can handle it....
-What is it you do?
-What can we expect from you in the future?
music that makes you want to dance and cry and sing along
-What is your new album about,tell us the overall message to the world it gives?
"My Heart is Full of Lightning' is the name of the record and it's pretty much all in the title. It's about learning who you are and longing for more. It's also about heartbreak and redemption and how life can be really hard but so worth it and satisfying too.
-Best place to watch Rock Stars in their natural habitat?
the guitar shop where I work
-Any Advice on Romance?
Never sell yourself short
-Avoid a Musician or Date one?
Do it, live a little!
-Who and What inspires you?
Wow, that is an intense question. Inspiration can come from anywhere for me...I'm lucky to be part of an amazing community of musicians and artists in New York and their passion and talent definitely drives me. I also find it in little day to day things, a subway ride, a weird dream, a movie, books, blogs and of course love and heartbreak. Sometimes the most random events and conversations can spark it....sometimes it seems to come out of the thin air....I think it isn't about looking for inspiration in specific things but being open to inspiration in anything
-Who is the hottest Chick in NYC?
Annie Clark from St. Vincent
Who is the Hottest Guy in NYC?
I have to chose just one?
Rodrigo Amarante from Little Joy is gorgeous and has that amazing Brazilian accent. (I'm totally incriminating myself here...)
Favorite quote or lyric?
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple"