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Singer Emily King Loves Her MySpace, Macs and 'Tetris'



On her recently released debut album 'East Side Stories,' 21-year-old singer/songwriter Emily King draws on influences as diverse as Nas, Radiohead, Michael Jackson and The Beatles to reflect musically on her life growing up on New York City's East Side. Currently on the road with Floetry, the songstress recently took some time out to talk tech with Switched.

What gadgets do you always have with you?

I always have my iPod with me, and this ancient digital camera my grandma let me borrow. Oh and most recently a laptop.

Where do you go pretty much every time you get online?

MySpace, Yahoo! and iTunes.

Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?

That was probably to my manager, and I think I asked her to pick me up some silly socks.

What annoys you most about your gadgets?
They can be time consuming and distracting. If I'm not careful I become emotionally attached.

Name one thing you wish your iPod, cell phone or laptop could do that it doesn't do now.
Teleport me to different places on Earth.

You're stranded on a desert island: What gadget do you bring?
A camera to document the beauty and isolation of being stranded in paradise alone.

What's the most-played song on your iPod?
Death Cab For Cutie's 'Summer Skin'

What's the longest time you've ever spent playing a video game in one sitting?
I used to have a Game Boy and would love to play 'Tetris.' I think my longest game was about an hour -- although an hour of 'Tetris' can feel like days, especially when you lose a have to start building the blocks all over again.

Do you use a Mac or PC?
I use a Mac right now. I like the look of it. Also Garage Band kicks ass for getting ideas down while I'm on the road.

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