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Keep Art Alive :: Photo by Wing & Hollow

Keep Art Alive :: The 10 Questions Project :: Featuring Jill & Haven of Wing & Hollow

1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?

Jill: Music, film, travel and the people close to me are some of my biggest inspirations for melodies and lyrics.  From a young age I’ve been drawn to all things vintage, such as old movies and music from the last century, specifically classic jazz, 60’s era folk-rock and music theater.

Haven: Seeing live music performances helps rattle things up for me and travel also does it. I know that’s a bit off, but being in airports amongst strangers in random places across the country lends to my thinking of new ideas. The Art of Transportation.

2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?

Jill:  

1st would be Haven, my Husband and musical collaborator.
2nd- Paul McCartney, my biggest idol! did I mention I love him?!
3rd- Ernest Hemingway- he’d be GREAT to travel with, as well as enjoy libations with…

Haven:

Bill Murray
Jimmy Page
George Orwell

3. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

Jill: Cereal is not my thing, I’m more of a fruit and nuts breakfast kind of person.

Haven: I’m an oatmeal kind of fella.

4. What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?

Jill: A watercolor painting of MonteMartre in Paris, France. My favorite place.

Haven: A quote by Charlie Daniels:
Stay true to your music, never chase fad, honor a handshake and never look at the empty seats.”

5. What smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?

Jill: I’m going to go with coffee.  I wake up every morning smelling (or dreaming of) coffee.

Haven: Love this question. Scent memory is a pretty boss thing! I’d have to say A BBQ. It evokes an idea that all is well and little less serious.

6. Coffee or tea?

Jill: COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Haven: Coffee and lots of it.

7. What has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?

Jill: something like, “You haven’t even begun to imagine your potential, so keep going.”

Haven: While on the road and things were pretty rough I was told “Don’t like the way things look? Then you need to practice harder” which was a sound piece of criticism that worked its way into something I applied. Make things the way you want by practice and hard work.

8. Three words that describe you?

Jill: imaginative, determined, thoughtful.

Haven: Dark and Stormy. I don’t know…

(Editor’s note: “Dark and Stormy” is three words…)

9. What is/was your cartoon character crush?

Jill: I always had big crushes on movie characters growing up (example: Lloyd Dobler, Indiana Jones…etc), but if I had to chose a cartoon, I’m going to go with Ariel from “Little Mermaid.”  She has that amazing hair and swims all day and I used to dance around and sing all of her Mermaid songs when I was little (sometimes I still do).

Haven: Wilma Flintstone.

10. The world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: Which song?

Jill: “A Case of You,” sung by Diana Krall on her Live in Paris album from 2002.  It absolutely crushes me with its beauty and sadness and always has.

Haven: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Six minutes of music with four minutes left to think about how amazing Freddie Mercury was.

A Case of You (live) :: Diana Krall

Editor’s note: from 2001, but it is live in Paris – closest I could find.

Bohemian Rhapsody (live) :: Queen

Editor’s note: live version because…wow.

Black as Blood :: Wing & Hollow

To learn more about Wing & Hollow’s music sway over to their website and check them out. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

You can catch a glimpse and give a listen to them on their YouTube Channel. Or, if you are in the Los Angeles are tonight and are in the mood for some music, and a double feature outdoor style, you can catch Wing & Hollow playing at Street/Food/Cinema for St. Elmo’s Fire/Reality Bites night – tickets still available here or at the gate.

Editor’s note: I had hoped to attend, but I am recovering from surgery and unable to attend. Will catch you next time and review the show.

This cover version of Wing & Hollow doing Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire was the first time I heard them. I’m a sucker for Springsteen covers and this one blew me away in its vulnerability and beauty.

I’m On Fire :: Wing & Hollow

Thank you, Jill and Haven, for these songs to share:

Signal Fire :: Wing & Hollow

Cage a Bird :: Wing & Hollow

I encourage everyone to check out Wing & Hollow and buy some of their music here on iTunes or straight from the source on their here at their website. We all need to keep art alive by supporting the art we love! Share their tunes with your friends, too, and encourage them to join in keeping art alive.

I would like to thank Jill and Haven for participating in the Keep Art Alive: 10 Questions Project. I would also like to thank them for keeping me and my insomnia company recently with their lovely cover of Dan Auerbach’s When the Night Comes, its soothing sounds helped inspire some writing, and helped ease me back to dreamland.

When the Night Comes :: Wing & Hollow

Hope to catch you the next time you play live in LA!

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