J.D. King :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project
Around here at Lyriquediscorde we know J.D. King from his project with Pete Yorn, The Olms. A throwback to mid-to-late 60’s, Laurel Canyon Southern California, The Olms was a breath of fresh air; music perfectly fitting of warm Summer days and nights. We certainly filled many a June-August spinning The Olms.
We had wondered if we would hear more from J.D. King at some point, hoping it would come around at the right time – and here we are, mid-Summer, with a new Track from J.D. King – “Midnight Rendezvous”. You need to Press Play and give this a Listen. It is a Stunner of a Track, perfectly fit for long Summer days, and even longer nights – the ones that seem to really start at Midnight.
What do you think? Definitely worth the wait, and just enough to whet our Musical appetites for more from J.D. King. While we spin this Song around again (and again), and you Press Play to have a few listens, let’s learn a little bit about J.D. within the 10 Questions Project below. Are you ready?
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10 Questions with J.D. King:
1. What music (or other art forms) inspires you when you create your art?
Early improvised Jazz like Eddie Lang and Bix Beiderbecke, also Donovan, Andres Segovia, Pentangle, Renaissance era music. Any music with textures and patterns, with sonics that feel like a moving painting. Mostly listened to on reel to reel and vinyl through a high quality HiFi sound reproduction system.
2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?
Jesus Christ, Lahiri Mahasaya, Leonardo Da Vinci. I need to ask them some questions.
3. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
4. What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?
A small folk art wall sculpture of the sun with many human sculls emanating from its corona.
5. What smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?
Charcoal Barbecue. Hot summers, grab yourself a nice hot dog or a burger and sit in the sun after a dip in the pool. Feels good, many happy days.
6. Coffee or tea?
Both. Fresh loose tea in the morning, “Ramones Ranch” Special Coffee in the afternoon, then sleepy-time tea at night.
7. What has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?
“You’re really different.”
8. Three words that describe you?
Receiving, Perceiving, Creating.
9. What is/was your cartoon character crush?
The original 1920’s Pat Sullivan version of Felix The Cat. Very creative times.
10. The world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: Which song?
“Mountain Jam” The Allman Bros. Band – It will fill in the 10 minutes and seems well fitting: “First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.”
C’est La Vie, Bon Nuit.
“Mountain Jam” :: The Allman Brothers
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Let’s have another Listen to “Midnight Rendezvous”…
As always, if you like what you hear in this feature go out and support the music. Buy some Music. Go to a Live Show. Spread the Art…the Music…the Love…and help Keep Art Alive. Go now go and enjoy some J.D. King.
I want to thank J.D. King 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.