Courtney Barnett’s new album, ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’, picks up where her breakthrough 2013 double EP release left off, combining deadpan wit with perfect garage pop melodies. We asked the Melbourne-raised band leader to fill in our Getting To Know You questionnaire.
The best piece of advice you’ve been given
Beer before wine, you’re doing fine.
Your favourite word
When people use my felt tip pens and make them blunt.
If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…
The worst job you’ve had
The film you can quote the most of
Favourite place in the world
Your style icon
The one song you wished you’d written
The most famous person you’ve met
The thing you’d rescue from a burning building
My tiny box of photos.
The worst date you’ve been on
Never really been on a date…
Your guilty pleasure
The worst birthday or Christmas present you’ve received
It’s the thought that counts.
The characteristic you most like about yourself
Your hidden talent
Playing the drums.
Your favourite item of clothing
Your biggest disappointment
Coming runner-up in a colouring competition in grade 3.
Your biggest fear
Stepping into a relaxing hot bath and realising it’s actually a pool of sharks.
The best book in the world
Roald Dahl’s The Twits.
The biggest misconception about yourself
That I’m good at gardening.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
What is success to you?
What talent do you wish you had?
Talking to animals.
How do you want to die?
Eaten by a lion at sunset.
What is the most overrated thing in the world?
What would you change about your physical appearance?
Less clammy hands.
What’s your biggest turn-off?
What would you tell your 15-year-old self?
Lighten up Barners.