Daily Discovery: James Farrell, “Oh My World”
ARTIST: James Farrell
SONG: “Oh My World”
BIRTHPLACE: Oak Park, IL
AMBITIONS: To get off the couch and go to the bathroom, but I’m just too damn comfortable…
TURN-OFFS: the lights, the television, the cell phone.
TURN-ONS: the stereo, the video camera, the iPad fireplace app, the personal massager.
DREAM GIG: Selling out Radio City Music Hall and having Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, and Tom Waits asking to get on the list. Seems reasonable.
MY FAVE TV SHOW EVER: Close tie between The Simpsons and the first season of Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? I still can’t believe Rick chose Darva!
WHAT I LOOK FOR IN A GIRL: A good health care plan, a strong portfolio, and an affinity for struggling artists.
5 PEOPLE I’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Anthony Bourdain for the cigarettes and booze, Tom Waits for the stories, Hellen Keller for the conversation, Sir Richard Branson to pick up the tab, and Jesus for the forgiveness.
I CAN’T LIVE WITH OUT: American Songwriter Magazine. Please make the check out to James Farrell, but cash is preferred.
I WROTE THIS SONG: in my college apartment, sitting on the edge of my twin bed in my room… which was practically a walk-in closet. I have since upgraded to a walk-in wine cellar.