Emma Cole


I’m a freelance editor in Canada, and in my spare time I make stuff. I knit a lot, and sew when I get a chance. I make lots of garments, and tend to make multiple versions of things I like, especially when sewing.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

If I’m sewing, I like to put music on. I was briefly the singer in a band in high school, and I still sing along to almost everything if I know the words. I like to get lost in music, and a good song will totally get me motivated. I grew up in a house where music was always on, and my parents loved exposing us to the music they liked. I try to do the same with my kids, and of course they are not big fans of a lot of it, but maybe they’ll like it when they get older.

Tell us about your playlist:

There is no theme here, really. It’s just stuff I like. I listen to a lot of 90s music because that’s when I was a teenager, so it’s stuck with me. Some Canadian stuff in case you all haven’t heard it, some hip hop that gets me dancing, some loud stuff because it’s fun to scream along when you’ve had a bad day, and some great vocalists.

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Maker Sounds

  1. Slide – Missy Elliott
  2. Into Dust – Mazzy Star
  3. Waiting Room – Fugazi
  4. Fuck and Run – Liz Phair
  5. Black Steel – Tricky
  6. Need You Around – Smoking Popes
  7. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  8. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone – 2006 Remaster – The Monkees
  9. Fu-Gee-La – Fugees
  10. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  11. The Choice Is Yours – Black Sheep
  12. Velouria – Pixies
  13. Hot Hot Hot!!! – 2006 Remaster – The Cure
  14. Knocking At The Door – Arkells
  15. Weighty Ghost – Wintersleep
  16. Snowsuit Sound – Sloan
  17. Dead & Bloated – 2017 Remaster – Stone Temple Pilots
  18. Big News I – Clutch
  19. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  20. Message In A Bottle – The Police
  21. Ocean Breathes Salty – Modest Mouse
  22. Saint Cecilia – Foo Fighters
  23. Dead Souls – Nine Inch Nails
  24. Winter Wheat – John K. Samson
  25. T-Shirt – The Beaches
  26. Hand Clapping Song – The Meters
  27. Sure Shot – Beastie Boys
  28. Fight The Power – Public Enemy
  29. Axolotl – Roadhouse Mix – The Veils
  30. Roses – Outkast
  31. State of Love and Trust – Pearl Jam
  32. Guns + Ammunition – July Talk
  33. Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
  34. The Girl – City and Colour
  35. Addicted To Love – Florence + The Machine
  36. Mr. November – The National
  37. Jennifer’s Body – Hole
  38. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  39. Climbing Up the Walls – Radiohead
  40. Are You That Somebody? – Aaliyah
  41. Down in Mexico – The Coasters
  42. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
  43. Shimmy Shimmy Ya – ODB
  44. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See – Busta Rhymes
  45. Bullet In The Head – Rage Against The Machine
  46. Intolerance – TOOL
  47. Dive – Nirvana
  48. Pretty Good Year – Tori Amos
  49. Down By The Water – PJ Harvey
  50. Shame Shame – Foo Fighters
  51. Battle of Who Could Care Less – Ben Folds Five
  52. Lost Together – Blue Rodeo
  53. To Sheila – The Smashing Pumpkins
  54. Use Me – Bill Withers