Album: The Magician's Private Library (2010)
Play Video


  • Detroit born musician Holly Miranda was raised between Michigan and Tennessee. She started playing solo in New York's East Village at the age of 16 and in the fall of 2003, Miranda teamed up with keyboardist Alex Lipsen, to form the alternative rock band The Jealous Girlfriends. They released two albums with some success but she continued playing on her own as well. The Magician's Private Library is her first solo album, which came out on February 23, 2010. TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, with whom she's been friendly with for several years, produced the record.
  • Miranda explained to The Sun February 19, 2010 about this song: "that track's about a time in my life when I was battling with fibromyalgia. It got really bad for a while and it hurt too bad to play the guitar, which caused me to get pretty depressed." Fibromyalgia is a chronic, disabling disorder characterized by acute joint pain, fatigue and a number of other symptoms.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Little Richard

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a cross-dresser? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of rock's greatest innovators.


SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.

Concert Disasters

Concert DisastersFact or Fiction

Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.

John Lee Hooker

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.