A fellow author, Genevieve Scholl, kindly accepted to interview me about my recent book, my love for writing and music journalism and my future projects.
Who is Genevieve Scholl?
Genevieve Scholl is a woman of many hats: author, photographer, artist, designer, studying to be a Paralegal, crafter (she make hair clips), cook and proud aunt.
Here are some hair clips made by Genevieve Scholl
1.Explain what a music journalist actually is.
Good question! Being a music journalist for a decade, I do consider myself to be a kind of musical detective. You have to search for new talents, expose skills. You have to go deep into the music and figure out the artist s intent, so yes to me a music journalist is a musical detective at first, but also someone who is driven by a passion and who is capable of putting music into words.
2. What got you interested in writing?
I have always liked writing. I used to write little stories that I illustrated myself as a child. My father used to remunerate me for each of these stories.
Writing comes to me naturally, because this is something I really love doing. I love sharing with my audience.
3. Is writing/ music journalist your only career and/or hobby?
When I am not writing, I am teaching languages. I am a German teacher, but I also taught French and English.
4. Who, in the music business would you most like to meet?
I’d be interested in meeting Dr Dre. He impresses me, as a person and as an artist.
5. Your book is about Eminem, but do you listen to music other than rap? What kind and who is your favorite band or singer in that genre?
I am very eclectic. I love rap music, besides Eminem, I am very much into the Detroit Rap Scene. I also love many Westcoast artists, Eazy E and BG Knock Out and Dresta, Dirty Red…I love old school rap, including Mc Hammer.
I was raised into classical music and jazz. I love soul music ( James Brown is my idol, I also love Elmer Fields), blues…I have a preference for black music in general, but I also like artists such as Rod Steward or more recent, Maverick Sabre.
6. Do you read Fiction and if you do who is your favorite author?
I write more than I read at the moment to be very honest, but the book I came across during a short Parisian trip in August was “ Le Bonheur du Jour” from Jose Cabanis, in French.
I love Balzac, I love Friedrich Schiller, I love Victor Hugo, Guy de Maupassant, Chamisso and Heinrich Heine.
7. Where do you live?
I live in London, UK.
8. Where would you live if money was no option?
Paris, no contest, I love Paris…another option would be Saarbrücken, in Germany, a town that is linked with childhood memories.
9. DO you have any interesting collections?
I am not so much of a collector. I do collect memories that I put on paper. Sometimes they reappear in form of a fiction, like in my current literary projects.
10. Send link to your blogs/ media/ facebook/ etc.
Here are my links:
I do write for this website on the hip hop section.
Website about my first book.
Website with professional profile-portfolio.
Websites regarding different literary projects:
About my novel in French, Sous le Ciel de Paris
Self help book project.
About an upcoming project, bio of my grandma, in German language.
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