what are you curious about? answers will be shared below and/or over email (as you prefer)
anon: what song has been a surprising delight, and what makes a song delightful?
evy: songs can be delightful for me for all kinds of reasons, but most commonly juicy layered harmonies or strange qualities that make me go "oh that's weird, cooool". Recently I discovered the album Hawaii: Part II which surprised me in how delightfully weird it was (so many genres and effects - The Mind Electric starts with the song being played backwards?!?) and I love the harmonies at the end of Isle Unto Thyself.
Alex: How do you decide what to read? Does the list ever get completed chronologically? I guess I kinda wonder if there is some microcosm of drifting through life in the inability to complete an array of text.
evy: I have a list in the back of my mind (and also some things on this page) but often I choose to start reading something because a friend has started reading it or mentioned it in recent convesation, and that sparks the activation energy for me to finally pick it up. "The list" is rarely completed chronologically, and in fact there are multiple lists: my bookshelf, my reading page, goodreads, my list of articles and blog posts, things floating around in the back of my head, books i haven't started, books i've started and not quite yet abandoned but don't feel like reading right now. Is there even really a chronological way to drift through life? I want to explore words and life more without feeling as much of a need to move down a predetermined path towards a specific predetermined goal.
david: what has been a source of inspiration for your lately?
evy: my friends are one of my biggest sources of inspiration, and it's been that way for a long time. i made this page partly because a friend did, i've been doing private journalling every day this month because a friend invited me to do that with her, and i've been reading more about community living lately because a friend expressed interest in reading alongside me. and i can easily think of five other fun things i've done or thought about recently because i was inspired by a great conversation with a friend <3
anon: where do you want to buy your first home
evy: idk if i actually want to buy property. but one thing i really want to is to live with a bunch of friends in a long-term community-living situation. i care more about making that happen than buying a home or having the home be in any particular place :)
ruth: What brings you joy these days?
evy: the warmth of the sunshine, trying new things, adding stuff to my garden, calling my partner and laughing with him, cleaning and organizing, moments of quiet calm, moments of deep connection and mutual inspiration
Skyler: What kind(s) of music do you like to sing? What is the inspiration for your jukebox songs?
evy: I really miss singing choir music with people - sometimes I'll put on old songs I used to perform (like this one) and sing along with the recordings. But mostly I just like singing whatever's been stuck in my head recently (lately Joseph's Coat and Orla Gartland songs). The jukebox songs are inspired by a variety of things - for example, the looper songs were inspired by wanting to write music quickly and easily, and the Pink Heart Trilogy songs were inspired by burning man and some things I learned in therapy.
thais: what is a perfect day like for you?
evy: a perfect day can look like so many things, and i can't possibly fit all my "perfect day" activities into a single day, so here's a possible day: i wake up and (before checking my phone) eat a yummy breakfast (2 eggs, avocado toast, some sweet juicy fruit) and go for a walk in warm morning sunshine. on my walk i let my mind wander, and think of something i'm excited to make or do (code or art or music or writing or whatever) and spend a few hours in the morning working on it. then i go to meet a friend and we adventure through somewhere i've never been before, climbing stuff and sneaking around. we talk about things we've been thinking about lately and the conversation helps me understand myself and my world a little better. then i go to a choir rehearsal where i'm singing pieces of music i love with a conductor i respect and admire. i come home and talk to a housemate and/or partner about our days, and fall asleep in the arms of someone i love.
anon: What’s your favourite indoor plant?
evy: I don't know too much about indoor plants, but we had a lot of spider plants when I was growing up and I think it's really cute how they grow little babies on long stems coming off of their main plant.