Daily Discovery: Alva Leigh, “Ordinary Day”

Written by November 9th, 2012 at 8:58 am

ARTIST: Alva Leigh

SONG:Ordinary Day

BIRTHDATE: August 18, 1987

BIRTHPLACE: Gulfport, Mississippi

AMBITIONS: Write a screenplay and a soundtrack. Co-write with Dolly.

TURN-OFFS: No sense of humor, taking yourself too seriously, bad manners.

TURN-ONS: Quick wit, kindness, a curious mind. A tweed blazer and a little dab of Portland General Store’s “The Professor” doesn’t hurt.

DREAM GIG: The Grammys? Or a scene in Gossip Girl. One in the same.

TV ADDICTIONS: Homeland, Game of Thrones, Gossip Girl (no shame).

CELEBRITY CRUSH: Jimmy Fallon

BEST WAY TO GET A MAN’S ATTENTION: Make him laugh.

5 PEOPLE I’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Etty Hillesum, Mark Duplass, Margaret Atwood, Lena Dunham, Emeli Sande.

I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: a tube of Aquaphor.

I WROTE THIS SONG: at our family piano in Mississippi over Christmas break after I read Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith.

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