Daily Discovery: The Cards, “Don’t Ruin It”

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ARTIST: The Cards (Bishop James)

SONG:Don’t Ruin It”

BIRTHDATE: 2/19/1987



TURN-OFFS: Sandals. Unnecessary amounts of perfume.

TURN-ONS: 90s Comedy Quotes, girls in bookstore philosophy sections.

DREAM GIG: Opening for Outkast at the Ryman.

PETS: None.

CELEBRITY CRUSH: I know Chad (Drums) has an outspoken thing for Beyonce. I’m certainly not opposed, but I’m going to go a little different route and say Norah Jones or Diane Kruger.

THE WORST JOB I’VE EVERY HAD: Substitute teacher. It’s a babysitting job, and in the end, I sympathized with the kids too much. If you’re going yell inappropriate comments during roll call, I’m going to laugh … every time.

5 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN: Four candles and a gun.

I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: a crippling desire to remain at home.

I WROTE THIS SONG: as a joke. At least it started that way. You have an admittedly pitiful person speculating on the demonic nature of his love interest, his own struggles with ineptitude, and the dancing habits of white girls. It’s a bit atypical and ridiculous. But there’s an underlying sincerity and restlessness that we were able to hit on as a band, and in that light, everything seems to come together.


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