Casey Buckley :: Keep Art Alive ::10 Questions Project

1Keep Art Alive :: Photo by Shervin Lainez

Casey Buckley :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project

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

I have this collaborative Spotify playlist with my friend Erin – it’s called “Somewhat Depressing Music for Erin (but not too depressing)”. It’s full of borderline sad songs – more a focus on pensive lyrics than anything. I find it a bit difficult to write when I’m overly energetic so this playlist helps slow me down and get me thinking.

As a side note, she tried making me a “Happy but not Obnoxiously Happy Music for Casey” playlist. I don’t listen to it nearly as much as the former…

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

Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Siddartha Gautama

We could discuss a pretty broad range of topics given everyone’s areas of expertise…

  1. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

Eggs and bacon – I don’t eat cereal. I loved frosted mini wheats when I was a kid though…

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

One of many bookshelves/bookcases. Probably overflowing with books.

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

My mom’s chocolate-chip cookies.

  1. Coffee or tea?

I alternate between iced black coffee and Barry’s gold tea.


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

My aunt referred to my manner as ‘comfortable, confident, and non-arrogant’. I try to work on maintaining that disposition whenever I’m on stage.

As a performer, it’s easy to fall into the trap of over-“performing”. I want to share my authentic self with people. I may choose some of the more entertaining bits or stories, but I aim to never misrepresent who I am or what I’m about.

As far as criticism, I have a tendency to get over-excited and get ahead of myself planning for the future. I’ve had a few key people remind me to focus on the moment and take my time – always appreciated.

  1. Three words that describe you?

Curious, driven, unpredictable

  1. What is/was your cartoon character crush?

Misty from Pokemon.


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


Given the gravity of the situation, I’d probably have to go with Jeff Buckley’s recording of Hallelujah.

Hallelujah :: Jeff Buckley

Editor’s Note: Such an inspired and beautifully moving choice. One of my all-time favorites. Have you ever covered it? Have you ever covered any Jeff Buckley?


Keep Art Alive :: Photo by Shervin Lainez

I was lucky to discover Casey Buckley when he opened up for Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe back in May of this year (see review here). He was so talented, and completely genuine in his performance, and as a performer, that his music has stuck with me since the show. Casey is most definitely one to watch, and the great news is that this Tuesday — June 30th — he has an album of live tracks, from the tour I got to see (including my favorite track, 3,000 Miles and his amazing Radiohead cover of High & Dry) that is going up on iTunes. He’s gifted us one of the tracks for lyriquediscorde readers and I urge you to have a listen to it/enjoy it, AND go and pick up the album on Tuesday. Keeping art alive is up to all of us, as is sharing with others the art (in this case music) that we love and enjoy.

Remember Me :: Casey Buckley


Keep Art Alive :: Photo by Shervin Lainez

You can listen to more music from Casey Buckley this coming TUESDAY on iTunes – don’t miss it. You can also hear more of his music, and learn more about Casey here at his website, and watch and listen to him at YouTube here.

You can get your social going with Casey here at his Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.


Keep Art Alive :: Photo by Shervin Lainez

I want to thank Casey Buckley, for participating in the Keep Art Alive: 10 Questions Project.

Please remember to support the art and artists you enjoy and discover – be a part of what KEEPS ART ALIVE by going to shows, buying what you can, and supporting and promoting what you love. ALWAYS.

3 thoughts on “Casey Buckley :: Keep Art Alive ::10 Questions Project

      1. Yep! My comparative religion professor said he’d want the Buddha at a dinner party. Now what i’m interested in is why this musician chose the pre-awakening version of Buddha. Perhaps he wants to take that same journey to awakening with him. Or maybe I’m reading too far into it. Either way, interesting!

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