Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo of Honeyhoney :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project

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Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo of Honeyhoney :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project

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

Oh man, anything that’s good and freshhhh – examples: Beastie Boys, Son House,  Beethoven, Punch Brothers, Duke Ellington, Alabama Shakes, LED ZEPPELIN


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

Our band.  

  1. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

Ezekiel sprouted grain with raisins and fresh blueberries 


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


A picture of a fierce golden eagle.  


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


Dog breath brings back a strong sense of childhood and our rural upbringing among the hounds.  


  1. Coffee or tea?


Tea and also coffee, there are two of us.  


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


Hard to say but anytime anyone shares their true feelings about what we’re doing it’s very helpful.  Positive or negative.  


  1. Three words that describe you?


Hypersexual, wily, indescribable 


  1. What is/was your cartoon character crush?


Ariel from little mermaid when she had legs, not fish parts.



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


Anything by Paul Simon.  

Late in the Evening :: Paul Simon

Editor’s Note: Nice, Paul Simon. What about this song?


Keep Art Alive :: Photo by Marina Chavez

I discovered Honeyhoney’s music when they opened for Ryan Bingham at the House of Blues a few years past (March of 2013, to be exact). I was blown away by them. This is what I wrote just after the show, about first encountering Honeyhoney:

I would usually take this space to write a brief reaction to the opening act/acts of any artist’s show I am reviewing, but the opening band, Honeyhoney, was so mind-blowing amazing that I will just give a quick shout out here, and post a separate review of their performance following this. I will say that Ryan Bingham seems to have a talent of inviting amazing bands to open up for him, and has exceptional musical taste as both his opening acts, and music played before the show, can attest to. I am more than grateful to have made the acquaintance of Honeyhoney, whose music I know I will be spinning, and waxing poetic and prosaic about, in the days that follow.

I would go on to write about their music, and listen to them, as well, falling hard for songs like Thin Line, LA River, Angel of Death and Sugarcane, and now with their newly released album (reviewed here), 3, I have a new set of songs to obsess over.

Angel of Death :: Honeyhoney

Honeyhoney’s music have become a staple on so many mixes and playlists I’ve made, but more than that, they are AMAZING live.

Yours to Bear (live) :: Honeyhoney

Honeyhoney is currently on tour, and if you can, I encourage you to go check out a show. I’ll be at their Los Angeles stop, at the El Rey, this coming Wednesday (ooh yay, it’s tomorrow!) and if you are in the area you should come and join me. For a full list of tour dates click here, and yes, go and see a show!

Big Man :: Honeyhoney

You can learn more about Honeyhoney, and check out more of their music, here at their website. You can go and get social with them, too, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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


I want to thank Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo, 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.

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