Random Truths About… Jana Hunter

Jana Hunter

1. What’s the first piece of music you listened to today?
I haven’t yet; I’ll come back to it.

Nina Simone – "Here Comes the Sun"

2. What are your vices?
Nothing out of the ordinary. Lately it’s been more drinking than not drinking.

3. What is one of your prejudices?
Oh, gosh. What isn’t?

4. In what way do you think music has the ability to change the way people live their lives?
Music in and of itself is inert.

People can affect a powerful force in their lives through music, as much or more than any art. But change is a person’s responsibility and privilege.

5. At what age did you first feel distrust?
After my sister didn’t reward me with the promised candy bar when I successfully and bravely went through the spiral or whatever that goddamn thing was called at the water park. She is not a woman to be trusted. I don’t know; I was 8, maybe.

6. Do you think that your name is appropriate for you? (If not, what name would be more appropriate?)
Sure? Sometimes a more appropriate name is, "Dickwad," or, "Asshole."

7. What is the best piece of music you’ve ever created, in your opinion?
The thing I last remember being proud of was "All the Best Wishes."

8. Right now, how are you trying to change yourself?
I am going for less self-consciousness, more being. By answering email interviews about myself and junk.

9. If you had the time, what else would you do?
Start a bunch of shit.

10. What social cause do you feel the most strongly about (negative or positive)?
Freedom

11. What are your fears?
Chocolate. Pizza. Tacos.

12. What is your favorite joke (tasteful or tasteless)?
The other night, my friends, Dave and Abi, went to party. The party theme was, "dress as an emotion." Dave went with his penis in a cup a pudding, and Abi went with her penis in a pear. The hostess was miffed and reminded them of the party theme. Dave said, "Why, I’m fucking dis-custard." Abi said, "Yeah, I’m deep in dis-pear."

13. Who is your favorite author?
Ray Raposa just turned me onto Nick Tosches.

14. What is your favorite movie?
Brazil

15. Favorite album(s) from the last few years?
Deer Tick’s Complete Recordings; Metallic Falcon’s Desert Doughnuts; Lichens; Dirty Projectors; Castanets; Phosphorescent; Mouth of Leaves and the Daughters Humans; Lights; Meadows; Danielle Stech-Homsy; Nina Simone Anthology

16. What would you like to know more about?
Girls

17. What is one thing you would like to do/see/accomplish before you die?
I’d like to see a few places. I’d like to meet a few people. I’d like to get on a bike for a few weeks. Peyote?

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