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Take Five with Stu Larsen – Interview

  Life Music Media caught up with Stu Larsen and asked him a few quick questions…

:: What track changed your life ::
‘Old Man’ – Neil Young

:: What is your favourite Album ::
‘God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise’ – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs.

:: Favourite Quote ::
As I lie here awake I am surrounded by unfamiliarity, yearning for something that I recognise, hoping for even a hint of normality, but knowing my desire will remain unfulfilled, leaving me to ponder the reasons for committing to such an endeavour, questioning the very same beliefs which convinced me not only of the value of being here, but of also merely being. – author withheld.

:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::

:: When you think of Australia, you think ::
Three month road trips!

:: Worst thing to happen to music is ::
People encouraging people who shouldn’t be encouraged..

:: Best thing about the current music industry ::
The Folk Revival!

:: Biggest influence ::
Ray LaMontagne.

:: Childhood hero ::
Elvis Presley

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
Cricket’s best fielder. (I couldn’t really bowl or bat amazingly well…)

:: Last album bought ::
‘I Want That You Are Always Happy’ – The Middle East.

:: First album you ever bought ::
‘Frogstomp’ – Silverchair

:: First concert you went to ::
Steve Grace – surely one of Australia’s hardest working, most travelled artists.

:: Last concert you went to ::
The Chemist at The Republic Bar in Hobart.

:: Favourite current band ::
Fleet Foxes / The Middle East.

:: Favourite drink ::

:: Favourite book ::
‘A Fortunate Life’ by A.B. Facey.

:: Favourite actor ::
Owen Wilson

:: Favourite website ::

:: The best boredom buster is ::
Making little videos on my phone for friends –


:: The best film you ever saw was ::

:: Your ultimate snack is ::
Banana Loaf from Vargabar, Newtown, Sydney.

:: The first thing you do when you wake up is ::
Wonder which day it is and what it might bring.

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
Don’t settle for being comfortable.

:: Your biggest aspirations ::
To continue travelling the world playing music for people all along the way.

:: Best gift you’ve ever received? ::
‘The Open Road’ – a little leather bound poetry book published in 1906, a friend found it in a little Christchurch bookshop.

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