NAME: LIZA ANNE
Liza Anne is a singer-songwriter that tours full time. One time she accidentally ordered a black coffin instead of a black coffee and she hasn’t figured out if she’s okay since then. Liza has been living in Nashville for almost 4 years now but has been traveling for the past two for music and to come up with stories so when she’s old she has something other than recipes to tell kids who decide to sit on her front porch.
What do your mornings look like?
Groggy voice and sour attitude until about 10, usually. Then I’ll ease into being able to make kind expressions towards people and rational decisions about things. Mornings are hard. Ideally, I’d like to have coffee + yoga + an hour or so of reading and meditating and quiet before I start a writing session, email binge, or any calls.
How do you calm yourself?
Ha. Still figuring this one out. Being alive is a lot. But, really. Acupuncture, essential oils and baths. There isn’t a thing in the world a long bath cannot cure.
What’s your favorite medium for writing?
Chapters of books I’ll probably never publish. And, songs. The fact that my favourite medium of expression has somehow become my job is strange.
What are three things you love to do alone?
Everything. But, specifically traveling, going to movies and eating in nice restaurants.
Where do you go to look for inspiration?
Places. I never want to stop seeing and being open to the world changing and moving around all my thoughts and comforts and ideas of life.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Bad television and those massage chairs in the mall and at airports. Oh, and macaroni and cheese and Sour Patch Watermelons.
What do you listen to when you are sad?
I guess it depends what I’m sad over. If it’s over someone, I’d say Joni Mitchell’s Blue – if it’s over a place I miss, I’d say Laura Marling’s Once I Was An Eagle. And, if I’m just sad over life in general I listen to Keaton Henson’s Romantic Works or old Sylvia Plath interviews.
What do you listen to when you are happy?
Whatever reminds me of the people I love most and then The Cranberries. Always The Cranberries.
Can’t leave the house without…
My phone and my Moleskine and whatever book I’m reading – at the moment it’s A Very Easy Death by Simone Beauvoir.
Favorite book? (right now)
Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham
Place to shop?
Place to drink coffee?
Last concert you went too?
What’s the one word/phrase you are guilty of using too much?
What’s the last Google search on your iPhone?
“Is there gluten in whiskey?”
Don’t You Remember – Adele
What does the last text in your phone say?
“Kind of a day drinker so earlier is fine with me.” (I’m fine, I swear)
“In all things we are merely in a way.” -Albert Camus
And tell us one thing you think we should be getting into (a book, blog, web series, song, etc.?)
Lena Dunham’s Woman of the Hour podcast or anything Lena always.
Image of Liza taken by Carl Osbourn.