Daily Discovery: Alva Leigh, “Ordinary Day”
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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