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February 2012

Artist Interview

Hearts In Hand

February 9, 2012

As a very special treat for February's Arts Night Out Liz Sandler and her ukulele return to Ode, this time with her friend Jacob Porst accompanying her on the guitar. Liz is very dear to our hearts here at Ode, she has been with us since we opened and never fails to make us laugh. We are looking forward to their cheerful style and listening to renditions of classic love tunes from the likes of AC/DC and Steve Martin.

Hearts In Hand will perform live at Ode on Friday, February 10th from 6-8pm

What are some of your influences?
J: Volume, words, and sounds are a few.
L: Guilt and whimsy.

What are your plans for the future?
J: Provide a good service and express myself.
L: I’m hoping to take some interior design classes and see where that goes.

What is your dream project?
J: Two cellos, electric guitar, two drumsets, one electric bass guitar and everybody sings, sometimes all together and sometimes not.
L: Sandler sibling band.

What's your favorite line from a movie, song, or book? 
J: “At a wedding, you realize, the distance between family members.” –Porcelin by American Standard (Porcelin is spelled like that)

Where do you find inspiration?
L: So many things inspire me, but I get really excited about architecture. I love being in a well designed space and feeling the thought that went into it.
J: Sadness, objects, stories.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
L: Don’t make excuses.
J: Aim high, stay low.

You’re building a robot. What does it do?
J: Eliminates dust from my room. Actually the robot is a room that eats dust and turns it into light.
L: It’s a tiny robot that lives in my ear and whispers correct answers to math problems. It also tells inappropriate jokes.

What is your favorite word, and why?
J: “Uuuhhh.” Because it is does not have a definition.
L: Umlaut. It’s fun to say. But I don’t know if I pronounce it correctly.

What's your go-to "happy" song?
J: “Badlands” by Bruce Springsteen
L:“King & Lionheart” by Of Monsters and Men. I’m going to see them in April, and I’m crazy excited.

If you were a piece of clothing what would be and what color/pattern?
L: Something with stripes and pockets.
J: Dark purple pants.

What is your least favorite board game?
J: They are all my least favorite until after I start playing one.
L: I like most board games. But I dislike almost all card games.

What's the first line in a book about your life?
J: Welcome to the most uninspiring book you will ever start and then never finish.
L: You’ll have to buy the book.

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
L: Yesterday, at something my coworker, Jenessa, said, or possibly sang. It’s hard to remember exactly what it was because this happens almost every day.
J: This past December in my garage with three friends. One of them said another “owed pushups” because we play a game in which losing requires doing pushups. Except someone suggested that Pushups was a person and that we actually owed them money. What really got us crying was describing to each other our imagined appearance and characteristics of Pushup. Who is your Pushup?

A picture of something that inspires me:

L: This is a photo of a manatee and some fish from National Geographic. I love sea creatures and I love the ocean. I also really like the idea that photos like this can capture scenes and moments I would never see in person, but they can still make me really happy.

J: I find this picture inspiring because I am in awe of this creature. I met it last summer and maybe we'll run into each other again when the weather is nice.