Artist: Levon Henry
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Latest Album: Sinker
Personal Nicknames: "Brother of Lulu” is new and shiny, though Lee has gained some momentum over the years.
If Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Mohammed were in a band together, who would play what?
Jesus on tambourine, Buddha on Juno. I’ve seen Krishna depicted here and there with a flute, so it’s hard to imagine anything else taking its place. And Mohammed on zither. That’s a configuration I’d like to hear, anyway, I guess … regardless of who was playing.
If you were a candle, what scent would you be?
I was in a room with a red cedar candle once and definitely felt some resonance there.
What literary character or story do you most relate to?
There's a Richard Brautigan story about a first romantic encounter that ends: "She's got her clothes on, and the beginning is over." I think that pretty much sums it up, at least a certain lump of humans, anyway. That stunted perspective. That funereal view of birth we can't seem to wake up from no matter how much we have.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
10 pairs … just counted and it’s news to me, as well.
What's your best physical attribute?
I was voted “Best Eyes” in high school, so I’m still riding that wave, but I definitely peaked early, as their color has definitely faded and nine years old was prime-time.
What's your go-to karaoke tune?
The secret here, to avoiding breaking into a cold sweat, is to avoid karaoke-related acitivites, because people like to sorta sneak karaoke into other things and — boom — all of a sudden, you’re doing karaoke you didn’t sign up for. In that unfortunate situation, Brenton Wood’s “Gimme a Little Sign” is the only card I’ve got.
Animal, mineral, or vegetable?
Rain or shine?
Rain … for days.
Mild, medium, or spicy?