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3×3: Donovan Woods on Bourbon, Bascombe, and Buddha

Mar 21, 2017

3x3: Donovan Woods on Bourbon, Bascombe, and Buddha

Artist: Donovan Woods
Hometown: Born and raised in Sarina, Ontario; live in Toronto now
Latest Album: They Are Going Away
Personal Nicknames: The Big Pretty, Woodsies, my mom calls me Vanio


Nobody understands me except this display of quality Yeti™ brand goods in Richmond, Virginia.

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If Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Mohammed were in a band together, who would play what?

Jesus ought to play the organ — let’s get serious. Buddha on bass (if this isn’t obvious to you, I’m scared for you). Krishna on guitar because I learned everything I know about his religion through George Harrison. Mohammed on lead vocals, but can’t it be four-part harmony the whole time? YES IT CAN.

If you were a candle, what scent would you be?

I own the candle I would be, and it’s called Bourbon & Honeysuckle.

What literary character or story do you most relate to?

Frank Bascombe, from Richard Ford’s The Sportswriter. Anytime I use a fake name, I say Frank Bascombe. I give a fake name like 40 percent of the time.


Shooting a thing at Massey Hall today. JVT super dad lookin’ ass all up in here.

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What’s your favorite word?

Crisp, because it sounds so crisp. Close second is sharp, because it sounds so sharp.

What’s your best physical attribute?

I won’t reduce myself to simple physicality, but my whole face is exquisite.

Which is your favorite Revival — Creedence Clearwater, Dustbowl, Elephant, Jamestown, New Grass, Tent, or -ists?

Creedence, I guess, but I’m not particularly fond of any of these concepts, to be honest.


Like, a thousand times. @rosecousins #kickrose #naturalconclusion

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Are you more a thinking or feeling type?

Thinking, but about feelings. That’s not a joke.

Urban or rural?

I could talk about this for hours, and I’d likely cry. I think I have to say urban now — I’ve lived in a big city for 13 years — and that’s what makes me cry.

Apple or orange?

Like juice? Apple. Or like fruit? Orange.

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3x3: Donovan Woods on Bourbon, Bascombe, and Buddha