Major Matt asks Susan Hwang (The Debutante Hour) 5 questions (#19)


1. How did we originally meet?
It's hard for me to pinpoint... I must have heard of you through Julie Lamendola and Dan Gower. And actually, Tom, who had already been looking at Olive Juice and buying things from you. I remember looking at Olive Juice for the first time and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. And then during the last OJ All Day at Cake Shop, Tom and I dived into that from a gig in Philly with Ching Chong Song and we got to see Johnny play with The Wowz. And I got to see UNDERTHRUST! Which blew me away. And then I think I introduced myself to you, and you were exactly the same as you always are... same friendliness, same deadpan, down-to-earth approachable-ness. But I don't think I got to know you really until we started working on OJ All Day together with Herb at The Lyceum. And now I have dreams where you're explaining life's secrets to me. Thank goodness somebody is. I'm glad it's you.

2. 3 things that make you happy?
Navel oranges
New songs
Not being hungover

3. 3 things that make you sad?
Wishing I was different.
Overcooking the steak.
Getting so stressed that I miss out on a good time.

4. What is your favorite color?
Blue. I like all the blues... electric blue, peacock blue, navy blue, robin's egg blue. I only wear blue nail polish. On my toes.

5. 3 people who inspire you?
* Dolly Parton - what a songwriter and what a human being.
* All my friends - I don't know how it happens, but I know the most amazing people. They inspire me all the time.
* Reilly - one of 3 cats. He's always content and makes the world his toy. When he needs a toy, he just reaches for the nearest thing and it becomes his toy. Instant manifestation. Wherever he is, he's just fine with it, with himself... he's always fine. He's just fine with how fat he is. He's just fine with everything.