Quarantine Diaries: Phoebe Ryan Is Growing Crops On Minecraft, Watching Sunsets & Spending Time With Fans
As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the music industry, the Recording Academy reached out to a few musicians to see how they were spending their days indoors. Today, singer/songwriter Phoebe Ryan shares her Quarantine Diary. Ryan's album debut, How It Used To Feel, is out June 26.
Hi there, my name is Phoebe Ryan and this is sort of what I’ve been up to during this quarantine!
Every morning I log in to my Minecraft realm and tend to all the crops. I’m growing a lot of beets there. It’s really nice. It’s normally very relaxing for me but actually on this particular day, I killed a villager with a crossbow and now I’m cursed with a Bad Omen. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about it.
I make a swift transition from the video game world to the real world as soon as I put my Crocs on. Can you guess which pair is mine? I’ve been helping my mom weed the garden and it feels like it will never actually get done but I enjoy doing it anyway.
My mom transported this tiny little praying mantis egg sack onto this tree in our backyard, and it was the cutest thing I saw all day. I love how my mom does stuff like this. She’s a magical person.
There’s also a swan that comes to visit a few times a day, and I really enjoy having staring contests and wondering what life as a swan must be like.
I watch the sun set every night. Tonight was especially amazing.
I’ve been so grateful for my fans during this quarantine. It’s been a blessing to be able to be so interactive and engaged with them. I’ve made personal video calls to over 150 people from all over the world, and some nights (like this) we talk on Zoom and celebrate birthdays, song releases, and just keep each other company. I’m so lucky to have these people in my life.
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