Literary Lions: 13 Questions with Amy Ray
Johnny Temple: Who’s the first person who encouraged you to be a musician?
JT: What book(s) are you reading right now?
AR: The Mind of the South by W.J. Cash and The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.
JT: What is the worst film adaptation of a great book that you have ever seen?
AR: The film version of Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor.
JT: Who’s your favorite author (or book) that no one’s ever heard of?
AR: Linda St. John.
JT: Who’s your favorite author that everyone’s heard of?
AR: Louise Erdrich.
JT: If you could invite one deceased person to dinner, who would it be?
AR: Cassandra Feral, my ancestor from Kentucky during the mid-1800s.
JT: If you could invite one living person to dinner, who would it be?
AR: Hillary Clinton.
JT: What was the best movie made in the 1970s?
AR: Apocalypse Now.
JT: What is your biggest pet peeve?
AR: Morning radio shows.
JT: Do you have band/music anxiety dreams? If so, would you be willing to share one (in brief)?
AR: I’m always lost in a series of hallways and hurdles, trying to get to the stage, kind of like Spinal Tap.
JT: What’s your favorite single-syllable word?
JT: If you could make up a word, what would it be? No definitions permitted.
JT: What existing word would you prefer had a different definition? State word and redefine.
AR: Christian: One who practices unconditional love and acceptance.
Amy Ray is a singer/songwriter and half of the Grammy Award–winning folk duo the Indigo Girls. In addition, she has released six solo albums and is the founder of the not-for-profit indie label Daemon Records. Visit her website: www.amy-ray.com.
Posted: Mar 20, 2013
Featured: Music/Popular Culture/Art
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