Interview with Sage Francis

SM: When we say the word “languid”, what does it make you think of?

SF: Fluid language. Then I think of a flaccid penis.

SM: Beyond your biological parents, what would you say you are a child of?

SF: I am a child of sports, karate, hiphop, punk rock and classic rock.

SM: What is an activity you feel you never have enough time to do?

SF: Reading. I want to read more and play guitar/piano more.

SM: Please complete: When I speak out loud, I am….

SF: Expecting to be heard.

SM: Please describe an impressionable moment from adolescence.

SF: Man, this is really difficult for me to answer for some reason. I can’t think of a particular moment that made a lasting impression on me but there must have been a thousand. When I was very young I picked up a cigarette my mother threw to the ground and I put it to my mouth to be funny. She scolded me for that and I have hated cigarettes ever since. I fight people now.”

SM: If you were to be described as turning into something, what would be the final stage of your transformation?

SF: A non-klan affiliated wizard. Or a ray of light.

SM: When was the last time you went on something you could safely refer to as “an adventure”?

SF: My last BIG adventure may have been when I went horse back riding with my girlfriend in the south island of New Zealand. It’s the area where they filmed Lord of the Rings. Beautiful lake and mountains. Scary horses.

SM: How do you act when you feel like everything is happening at once?

SF: That’s my element. That’s usually when I feel most in control. I multi-task for a living and if lots of things aren’t happening at once I get anxious. So I guess I act pretty normal when everything is happening at once. I like when everyone’s got something to do.

SM: Please recommend a four word combination to say out loud before we
sleep to protect us from unpleasant dreams.

SF: “Not on my watch.”

SM: Please compose a brief poem or haiku on the subject of your choosing.

Robert Van Winkle
AKA Vanilla Ice
was To the Extreme

Sage on Southern Records