October 17, 2012
Great Violin, Lindsey Stirling
By Michael Shinafelt
& YouTube sensation, Lindsey Stirling has hit the road, for the
very first to to sold out venues across the United States! She has a
few other first too, her self titled album hit number on the iTunes
Oh, and she dethroned the reigning Queen of YouTube – Her Royal
Highness Taylor Swift by passing 137 Million views on her Lindsey Stomp
Here to get spooky is Ms. Lindsey Stirling...!
MS: So, your debut album “Lindsey Stirling” is all original
LS: Yes, I was so excited to release it some of the material I wrote
some a while ago and some of it I wrote recently.
MS: While I know you must love all the songs you put on there, give
me some that are highlights for you personally.
LS: “Zi Zi's Journey” was one I wrote a while back, it was
fun for me because “Zi Zi” was my nickname, It has the feeling
of an animae film theme song. In fact I want to do an animae video for
it with the character “Zi Zi” resembling me. The other newer
one I wrote is a Halloween-esque once called “Moon Trance”
which I am shooting the video for soon.
MS: Tis' the season, so I have to ask, are you a big fan of Halloween?
LS Yes! I love dressing up in costumes, I make my own for my videos,
I made my first Halloween costume when I was eight. I was a kangaroo,
I made the ears the feet, the whole body and of course the pouch so
I have people put my candy in it. When I look back I kind of go “Wow
that was pretty impressive for an eight year old”. (laughs) One
year my friends and I dressed up as Fairy Nerds, we had broken wands
held together with masking tape. (laughs)
MS: Do you like scary movies too?
LS: Oh no, my imagination is way to active, I would lay in bed at night
awake and freak out! (laughs)
MS: Mine was like that when I was in my twenties too, I think you will
get over it when you are older (laughs) What are some of the images
and ideas you have for your “Moon Trance” video?
LS: I'd like it to be something like the “Thriller” video
with a lot of people dancing looking like creatures, I love that song
and think doing something along those lines will look great and be a
lot of fun.
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