tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus Loves Puppetry, and Other Quirky Facts

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Yeah, I understand that. I have difficulty concentrating all the time, it seems like, so I just wonder about that with other people. I don't want to feel like I'm alone.

Is it like an ADD thing? Is it in that way, literally, your brain not wanting to focus on one thing at a time?

Well, I've never been diagnosed with it, but Adderall works really well for me so ... I don't know.

Maybe. [laughs]

I like it, though. I like kind of being scattered and going in all these different directions and I can see you like that too. There's too much to focus on in this world with all this fast-paced media and you want to go out in all these different directions. And I can relate to that in your music.

I think, it's kind of like fighting/finding what's true to me. And that feels truer to me than an organized and orderly world. That's not how I see the world. That's not how I want to experience music. I like dance music, but I think if it doesn't go "wild" at a certain point, you know, if it sticks to what the computer wants you to do, that doesn't feel full human to me. Spazzing out or whatever. What I like about music is you can really let your self abandon yourself to it. Really let go into it. I guess for me, that means, not being predictable all the time maybe.

tUnE-yArDs is scheduled to perform at Crescent Ballroom on Tuesday, June 3.

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