Artist: J.E. Sunde
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Latest Album: Now I Feel Adored
Personal Nicknames: Jon
If you had to live the life of a character in a song, which song would you choose?
Ha! That’s hard. I tend to like the sad songs, and it tends to be that the folks in those songs are rather sad themselves. How about Etta James’s song “At Last”? I wouldn’t mind a bit more of that sense of relief and surprise when it comes to love.
Where would you most like to live or visit that you haven’t yet?
I am really drawn to Reykjavik, Iceland.
What was the last thing that made you really mad?
After watching Inside Job and learning more about how people and organizations driven by greed, entitlement, and no sense of responsibility preyed on folks during the housing crisis and recession. And then that none of the responsible parties and organizations were punished for this. That made me pretty furious.
Which Judd is your favorite — Naomi, Wynonna, Ashley, Apatow, or Hirsch?
Whose career do you admire the most?
Tom Waits. The man is incredible and has crafted a beautifully individual career.
What are you reading right now?
I’m currently reading Silence by Shusaku Endo.
Whiskey, water, or wine?
Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook, I guess, though both exhaust me.
Grammys or Oscars?
Oscars. There’s a bit more romance to that one. Also, it seems like the same six folks get Grammys every year and, inevitably, Paul McCartney will be the “surprise” guest performer.
Photo credit: Joshua Ford