ARTIST: Ryan Traster
SONG: Brooklyn Summertime
HOMETOWN: Minneapolis, MN
CURRENT LOCATION: At this moment, Los Angeles.
AMBITIONS: To double fault less in my tennis game and to write a hick-hop hit called “Wish You Were Beer”.
TURN-OFFS: Smoking, iPods, and shit talking the Eagles.
TURN-ONS: Tennis, Bob Dylan records, crooked teeth, and hairstylists named Suzy.
DREAM GIG: Write a song with JD Souther.
FAVORITE LYRIC: There are just too many lyrics that I like by other songwriters… So my favorite lyric on my new record is “In every song we sing we’re just howling for a dream, or a little bit of youth to keep us clean”.
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: I don’t really know him very well but I met this guy in LA named Corey a few years ago. He used to get super drunk, take off his shirt, and stand in the road howling at the moon. It was rad.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands” – Bob Dylan
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Neil Young, Roger Federer, Allen Ginsberg, Joni Mitchell, and Carl Jung.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Neutral Milk Hotel at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland.
I WROTE THIS SONG: For someone not named Rachel.