Music Talks

Episode 60 - Elisa Doucette - Why I Am Not a Painter

January 13, 2022 Terry Smith Season 4 Episode 1
Music Talks
Episode 60 - Elisa Doucette - Why I Am Not a Painter
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My guest in this episode is Elisa Doucette a writer, editor, and entrepreneur who currently travels the world looking for great stories to live and interesting tales to share.

Elisa was born and grew up in rural Maine, with a strong Scottish and Irish cultural heritage. That was undoubtedly a key influence in words, language and music becoming a lifelong passion and in latter years (after a successful 10-year sojourn into Insurance sales) a writing and editing career. 

She has travelled and worked extensively across Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe which has included writing assignments in exotic locations such as Bali, Lesvos and Aberdeen. (Yes, this a lady who has fallen in love with Aberdeen!)

 Her work has been published in numerous prestigious publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Huffington Post

In 2015 Elisa founded the editing and writing coaching agency, where she oversees the acquisition and cultivation of a talented team of word and content geniuses while also encouraging the development of clients’ writing and thought prowess. 

The title of the episode comes from a Frank O’Hara poem, which in a Music Talks first, Elisa reads and talks us through its connection to her song choice from Norah Jones and the wider subject of creativity. 

These are Elisa’s song choices: 

80’s       Def Leppard                                   -          Pour Some Sugar On Me 

90’s       Pearl Jam                                         -          Betterman 

00’s       Norah Jones                                   -          Painter Song

10’s       Labrinth                                            -           Beneath Your Beautiful (feat.Emile Sande) 

20’s       Santana, India-Arie, Yo-Yo Ma    -    While My Guitar Gently Weeps 

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Intro & Background
The 80's - Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
The 90's - Pearl Jam - Betterman
The 00's - Norah Jones - Painter Song
The 10's - Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful (feat.Emile Sande)
The 20's - Santana - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (feat.India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma)
Closing Thoughts