Q&A: Jordie Lane
Ten bands everyone should know about:
Flying Burrito Brothers, Dawes, Francolin, Sam Baker, The Cheven,
Will and Bella, Sweet Jean, Karen Dalton, Shilpa Rey, Man Man.
Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:
For a cocktail party: Roasted garlic and sourdough cheese plate, peking duck, soft shell crab, mini pho soups, goat’s cheese stuffed mushrooms, wagyu beef cooked on Himalayan salt rock at table, sticky date pudding, mini raspberry cheesecakes, deep fried ice-cream.
Eight possessions that define you:
I don’t think possessions define a person but eight things I love are: My Herbert and Johnston brown hat, my Grandfather’s rose gold ring, my ‘think I’m having stress’ 70s sweater, my various cameras, my Gibson J45 guitar, my camel leather bag from India, My 78’ blonde Telecaster, my bright yellow Asics Gel Nimbus running shoes.
Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mix-tape:
The Apartment (1960), The Wizard Of Oz, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, Walker Texas Ranger, and Mister T’s Flavour Wave infomercial.
Six bad habits you can’t escape:
Loud burping, not leaving the seat down for the ladies (actually I put the lid down too so both men and women have to do something, fair?), checking text/email in the social company of others (this needs harsh punishment), wiping my nose on someone else’s towel, always running late, and doing a little poo in my pants on the first date.
Five people who inspire you:
Gram Parsons, my mum, my sister, Lady Gaga, Woody Allen.
Four things that turn you on:
The smell of food, the sound of a woman, the feel of a guitar, the sight of the moon.
Three goals for your music:
To do it till I die. To always keep searching further. To see the world’s places and people with music as the mode of transport.
Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why:
Spiderbait, The Palace (St Kilda), 1997. It was the first gig I ever went to.
Justin Townes Earle, The Toff In Town. His first ever Melbourne show. The wit, and skill and power he wielded in that room was incredible.
One day left before the apocalypse and you…:
Jump out of a plane from 30,000 ft into a pool of lava in an active volcano. Go out with a bang before everything else does.
When’s the gig / release?
Friday August 17 at The Regal Ballroom, Northcote. It’s the first band show since I left for America back in February. We will preview the new single I recorded in L.A, and spin yarns from my crazy road trip across the states. Also playing Queenscliff Music Festival, taking place in Queenscliff from November 23 to 25.