Artist: Chris Kasper
Hometown: Montvale, NJ
Latest Album: O, The Fool
Personal Nicknames: Kasper, Crisper, Skinny, Gustav, Ghost
What song do you wish you had written?
“Picture in a Frame” by Tom Waits or “Sonata Pathetique” by Beethoven.
Who would be in your dream songwriter round?
Zappa, Lucinda, Townes, Tom Waits, and Bob.
If you could only listen to one artist’s discography for the rest of your life, whose would you choose?
Easy. Bob. I’m into everything he’s done, all his various stages of writing, even the ’80s-’90s stuff — 2001 on is my fave Bob period. Love and Theft, Modern Times … I even dig the Christmas record and the standards. His catalog would be cool with me forever.
Solo travels are a good reminder that nothing outside of yourself can save you. You are in the drivers seat all the time. Get right with that, and you can begin to love whatever life you created. Big thanks to @am0slee @ryanmontbleau @maggiekoerner for havin me on the road, and thanks to all of you who gave your overwhelming love in person at these shows. Next gig is May 25, @worldcafelive Philly!: @drew_33 @redroom939 4.13.17
How often do you do laundry?
Too personal. Not often. I have to do some now. I’m bad with dishes, too. These are the things that never end, laundry and dishes. I’m the worst. I have to stock up socks, underwear, and towels. I also have a lot of free “SWAG” t-shirts I go through. Button down shirts stay mostly clean, pants stay mostly funky.
What was the last movie that you really loved?
I like movies with crazy weather and good scenery. The last one that really made me tingle was maybe Beasts of the Southern Wild. Revenant was pretty great, too.
If you could re-live one year of your life, which would it be and why?
I’m happy with this year! But that might be cheating … I’d pick 29-30. I went on my first sojourn to the desert and to the Pacific Northwest. It really changed me.
What’s your go-to comfort food?
Cheese sandwich on potato bread with mustard. Same go-to since I was five years old.
Kombucha — love it or hate it?
Love it. I was brewing my own years ago, when I was living in Oregon. I was also delivering kegs of the stuff, when I was living in Hawaii.
Mustard or mayo?
I say, stay stocked on both. It all comes down to, “Are there tomatoes involved or not?” If not, go mustard. iI tomatoes come into play, must do mayo.