Nine Questions

Vannessa Lundon

When she's not slinging organic produce, Vannessa Lundon is a singer-songwriter in the Old Pueblo, performing with bands like Sleep Trigger and her own project, called V Lundon and Tell Me Something Good. She is currently working on her first fully self-produced album, Mallory's Missing Camera.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

It's a toss-up between Janet Jackson and the Beach Boys. I can remember both concerts very well, and I was maybe 5 years old at both.

What are you listening to these days?

Local Natives, Timber Timbre, Scout Niblett and the new Mars Volta album. Also, I've rediscovered classic musicals—thankfully, I'm recovering from a Season 1 Glee addiction.

What was the first album you owned?

Again, it's a tie: Brownstone's From the Bottom Up, TLC's CrazySexyCool and Sheryl Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club. Dad was a big spender that day.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?

Super-intricate jazz. The players are amazing individually, but I don't get the ... oftentimes contrasting and chaotic scales and rhythms.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Jeff Buckley, and I would like to have a sidecar martini sitting at a front-row table for the Live at Sin-é performances. Both of them.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

I would have to say singing along to Disney soundtracks and/or The Sound of Music. The amount of pleasure I get from singing "Part of Your World" should be illegal.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"Crowds" by Bauhaus, to be immediately followed by "Go Down, Old Hannah" by Lead Belly. I hope people are drinking whiskey.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

In eighth grade, Björk totally rocked my world. Up until then, I thought that all the music I was dreaming up in my head was way too out there to entertain anyone except myself.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Q and Not U, Different Damage. Best. Show. Ever.

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