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The Fast Five - Jo Laverty

You can usually hear Jo Laverty asking the questions every weekday on ABC Radio Darwin – we've turned the tables and asked her a few questions!

What’s the first album you ever bought?
Weezer’s Blue Album. I went to the music shop in Casuarina and explained to the assistant who worked there that I didn’t know anything about cool music, and wanted her suggestions. Blue Album is what she gave me and I took it!  She had red contact lenses and couldn’t have been any cooler in my eyes, so I just knew that album would be good.

If you could see any artist or band – living or dead – this weekend, who would it be?
I saw Sufjan Stevens a few years ago and I would relive that entire show again if I had the chance. Everything was perfect – the lights on stage, his lyrics, his music. I actually had a little tear during one of his tunes, it was magnificent. I would also love to see Crowded House – preferably in a winery as the sun sets with a drink in my hands.

Whose posters did you have stuck to the wall as a teenager?
My mum worked at a video shop, so I had movie posters pinned to my ceiling at home. I had The Princess Bride – still one of the best movies ever made. (We tend to agree!)

What song would you like played at your funeral?
The Flaming Lips’ Do You Realise, with the great lyric “instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know you realise that life goes fast...”

Finish this sentence. The thing people would be surprised to know about me… Is that I’m in a girl band! We’ve only done one backyard gig so far, but I predict big things.

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