Celebrity of the month: Gina Villalobos July 2014

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GINA VILLALOBOS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, SOLA MAY 26TH, 2014.  
Her First Album in Five Years, Villalobos Shines a Lyrical Light On The Human Condition

Villalobos is a songwriter already known for her willingness to dwell unflinchingly in reality but on Sola she goes even deeper, holding her heart up in all its vulnerable lucidity.  Each song on Sola has lines and melodies that scrape away the layers of denial that get us through the everyday, therefore this album is not for the faint hearted.  Like the realist short stories of Raymond Carver, her songs are visceral anthems in which one senses the bottom has fallen out, making visible the seriousness of what’s at stake, the songs affirm that possibility has always existed…and in fact still exists.  In an era when most roots oriented songwriting reaches for relevance by hanging onto tropes that feel outdated and nostalgic, the songs on SOLA are shocking in their ability to capture the grave emotional tone of our surreal collective moment.

Questionnaire:

Your favourite virtue?
Courage

Your favourite qualities in a man?
Thoughtfulness. 

Your favourite qualities in a woman?
A good sense of self.

Your main characteristic?
Perseverance.

What draws you most to your friends?
Their senses of humor.

Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?
The relationship between the media, money and politics.

Who would you most like to take out for dinner?

Michelle Falvey, a friend of mine that passed away last summer-

Your idea of happiness?

Living in the moment

What is your favourite way of spending the day?

Discovering something new.

Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?

I have always said I would love to live the life of a professional tennis player.

Maria Sharapova

Where would you most like to live?
In a country where it’s people aren’t divided, on a beach and it’s sunny.

Who is your favourite author?

Bett Williams

Who is your favourite poet?
Patti Smith

Your favourite heroes in fiction?

James Bond

Your favourite heroines in fiction?

Pippi Longstocking

Your favourite painters?
Pablo Picasso

Who is your favourite composer?
In terms of modern day scores written for film- Gustavo Santaoloalla

What is your favourite Film?
The Ice Storm

Your favourite food?
Mexican

Your favourite drink?
Water & tequila.

Who do you most admire?

People that can run marathon.

What is your present state of mind?
A mixture of calm and excitement.  Trying to stay in the moment though.

For what fault have you most toleration?
People being detached

Your favourite motto?
“Only the boring get bored.” –My mom.

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