MEET & GREET: Reni Lane

Our friend Reni Lane just recently got sign to to Custard Records and her debut album is coming out any minute now!

Name: Reni Lane

Age: 21

Favorite flavor ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip/Cherry Cheesecake … I can’t pick.

Reni Lane | Place for us

I’m from: Corvallis, OR

But I live in: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

And work at: Becoming a huge pop star without having to go to rehab.

My first job was: Overzealously selling underpriced lemonade to passerby with my best friend in front of her house. I was 5.

My worst job was: Under-zealously selling overpriced clothes at the BCBG outlet in Williamsburg, VA.

Right before we perform I: Think about radiating love to everyone in the audience. You never know who’s had a horrible day and needs a pick-me-up.

I know it’s going to be a good show when: Something really horrible happens the day of the show. All your barriers and expectations have been let down and you are extremely vulnerable and torn open. I will sing my heart out in that state. That sound horrible, but it’s true!

While we perform I: Try to freak out people in the audience by dancing up to them, singing into their face, stroking their hair, basically being a “nice” musical molester.

Right after we perform we: Have to pack it up!

My favorite shape is: Tetrahedron?

My least favorite color is: Putty. It was the color my whole rehearsal space USED to be.

The weirdest thing that’s ever happened during a show: In Rotterdam during my first Dutch tour, I was slightly awe-struck by these two 16 year old kids at a table in the very front of the stage hanging around on a Monday night at 3 AM, drinking beer and shamelessly making out very slowly and with lots of tongue. I guess it’s the Dutch way — good for them I say!

Shop at: Online. It’s so easy! I buy lots of musical gear and compare prices, usually finding a used version on craigslist. Otherwise, in the real world I’ll bike to Fairway for food goodies to fuel my late night studio cravings.

And read: Salinger, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, many many short stories from many authors,…I even out the depressing political/dramatic stuff with a good dose of Deepak Chopra, even “Life with My Sister Madonna.”

If I’m at a super fun party I really hope I have: The judgment to know when it’s the right time to go home, even if I’m having a blast.

My favorite topic for small talk is: Sex and business. Like a true Capricorn.

If I had a million dollars I would: Pay off my student loans and pay for my sister’s education. Education should really be free!

If I was to be stuck on an island indefinitely I would need: Cheese.

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be: See above (I didn’t plan that).

Favorite gadget: Ableton Live.

I am influenced by: Some good things and some bad things. What’s hard is knowing the difference.

You should know that: I kissed a girl, and I liked it.

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