5.5 Questions with Lane Mueller of Candy Cigarettes
One man band and multi instrumentalist Lane Mueller of Candy Cigarettes has accomplished quite a bit for a 21 year old. His evocative songs touch on a range of influences (look below) and he’s “carved a name for himself amongst the elders of Portland’s highly proclaimed music scene”.
Lane does 5.5 questions with The JWS starting now:
Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio.
I got a lot of texts from friends when eating at a pizza parlor that was playing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama, so I missed my radio debut. Anyway, I hope those guys make it big one day.
As a performer, what’s been your coolest day ever?
Playing The Kaleidoscope music festival the same day as Nas. So yes, I’ve technically opened for one of the greatest rappers ever.
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Who’s your musical role model and why?
Beck, because he made Odelay and Sea Change. They’re two drastically different, but equally amazing albums. Also, Elliott Smith, because Beck’s never written a song as good as him.
Describe the worst dressing room or venue bathroom you’ve experienced.
My friend flipping out on some caterers for not having pulled pork tacos. He had a point.
What’s on the ideal sandwich and what would you wash it down with?
A Reuben from The Goose Hollow in Portland, and an RC.
Tell us 3 songs from your current playlist
- Super Sonic – the Brian Jonestown Massacre
- Sleeping is Naturelle – Terence Blanchard (25th Hour Soundtrack)
- Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
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