On Monday, Call explained where the idea came from on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.
RYSSDAL: You get this idea about first seven jobs. Tell me how you got there.
CALL: I’m writing a song about work. It might sound funny, but I don’t like to write songs about love and romance so much, I feel that’s been done. So I write about other things like spaceships and avocados and our relationship to work is what interests me right now. I always ask Twitter when I need songwriting ideas, so I just volunteered my first few jobs and asked other people what theirs were. And apparently, I struck a nerve.
RYSSDAL: Yeah, you totally did.
— Marian Call (@mariancall) August 6, 2016
While Buzz Aldrin said he went from dishwasher to astronaut by his fourth job, Call’s path to become a professional singer-songwriter was more circuitous. On her list, it’s number 22 — with a question mark.
Marian Call hosts “Tideline” from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays on KRNN, a KTOO sister station.