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Hi, I'm Colleen Green.
I make pop music.
My new album for Hardly Art came out today. You can check it out here: http://www.hardlyart.com/colleengreen.html
I took the bus here. I'm happy that the beagle won the dog show. And I'm really hungry. AMA!
Thanks everyone for participating and thanks for your thoughtful qs... stay chill.
Hi colleen! i don't know what to ask, what is your favorite way to smoke weed?
Preferably surrounded by 2-3 good buddies.
Hey Colleen , you may know me from being your friend matty mc. When you coming to Austin to hang out? Tell me a cool story from your time in Japan. What's your favorite Doritos flavor? Is it true that cool ranch Doritos are call cool american Doritos in Japan? Hurry up, I've got tv to watch.
MATTY!!!!! I miss u buddy! I hope Austin is treating you well. I will be in Austin in April! A lady at a restaurant yelled at me for trying to use the pitcher of water to fill my water bottle on my first day in Japan. I got a flavor of Doritos there that came in a yellow bag, and the picture on the front was of a cheese wheel. They were v yellow. They were v good. But I left them at this guy's house. :(
What is your favorite Dinosaur Jr. song?
Puke & Cry
First off, Love your music! You're one of my favorite artists and I'm stoked to check out the new album!
Last year at Burgerama you were playing with a guitar that said "happy birthday Jeff" who is Jeff?
Hell yeah! Thank you. Jeff is my friend from Oakland. He used to play in a band called the Pentacles and was one of my first new friends when I moved to CA.
Which 2 - 3 good buddies are the best buddies to smoke weed with? BE HONEST.
Haha. I'm gonna go with Kelly, Patty, and Rikky.
Also hey Myke!
Here in Chile you're so popular in the indie scene, when you're gonna come?
Whoa no way! Me and Cassie Ramone have been talking about it, so hopefully soon!
Love the new record can't wait for the vinyl to arrive so I can get really stoned and listen to it as instructed. What are some of the records you’re looking forward to this year?
Haha hell yeah. JEFF's record is my most anticipated.
Why does it seem like everybody is moving to L.A.?
I don't know, but I can assure you that not every body is moving there.
hi colleen! who are you sitting next to right now?
Hey what albums are your favorite?
Every Sublime album.
what's your favourite cereal? and why?
Historically, my favorites have been Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Mini Wheats, Frosted Flakes, anything frosted really. I will eat any type. But now that I'm a boring adult I only eat boring cereals like Special K and Granola and shit.
How did you get together with the JEFF dudes?
We've been buds since playing together in Brooklyn in 2011. Then they took me on tour in 2012. I love them.
Hardly Art seems like sweet little label, how much freedom do you experience being part of a small label?
They are the best and totally support me and let me do my thing, which I appreciate.
What is your favorite Metro bus route?
The 4. It's taken good care of me over the past 5 years.
What advice would you give to someone trying to make music for a living?
If it's what you really want, you'll make it happen. But if you aren't that talented, don't force it. There are a lot of things to do in this world.
You're hungry so... What food are you craving most right now?
Question #2: What is the process you go through to make a song? Music first? Lyrics?
It depends, but nowadays it seems like I mostly write the lyrics first.
Hi Colleen! I love your shit (like, music no actual shit...) and I'm wondering when you're gonna come up to Toronto/Canada? The weather isn't as nice as CA but we're pretty chill
hey! hell yeah, I love playing in canada, but I'm really lazy so it doesn't happen as often as I'd like. Hopefully this year though!
Dig your stuff like none other. Waiting for my I Want To Grow Up vinyl to come in. Anyways, can you recommend some good tunes? Keep rockin'
Funk yeah. I recommend The Carpenters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqkVNHwJfKc
First off, dig the new album! Two questions:
What made you choose Nashville as your recording locale for your album?
If you had to collaborate with any artist or group living/dead, who would you choose?
Thank you! I chose Nashville because that's where Jake and Casey were, and I thought it would be a fun experience. Dream collaboration, probably Akon.
You seemed to like playing the Telecaster in Seattle. Are you going to switch?
Yeah that guitar was really nice! I played it in San Francisco the next night too. I've been thinking about making a switch but I don't have much money so we'll see.
Hey Colleen, what's the hardest drug you've ever done?
1) who are your best friends that are signed to hardly art that are not your band mates?
2) who are your favorite artists of all time?
3) what is one thing that you like talking about a lot that not everyone knows about that you could talk to anyone about?
1) I think Katy is my best Hardly Art friend.
2) Sublime, Drexel, Blink 182, UB40, The Lot Six, Picasso
3) I don't really like talking about anything a lot.
I saw you a couple years ago and loved your Blue Oyster Cult cover. Do you have a recording of that anywhere?
Thank you! They rule. Sadly I do not.
Hey Colleen. New record sounds great. Been a fan for a while.
The last I read, your old band The Have Mercys were in the process of recording an album before breaking up. How far along did you get? What happened to the recordings?
Thank you! We actually recorded and released a tape called "Great!" which I sometimes give away at my shows.
Hey, I hear comedian Jonah Ray talk about you often on his podcast, do you guys know each other?
Yes! He is performing at my record release party on Friday in L.A.
Hi again, what is your favorite song of yours to perform live?
Typically Worship You, but I've been liking playing I Want to Grow Up. lately.
How are you?
Pretty ok despite the cough I have at present.
I never heard of you before today, but I just bought your new album today at artistxite, cuz they twittered something about you and I checked it out and whammo! Instant Fan! And now I just happen to find you on Reddit? All on the same day? (puff, puff) That shit is crazy, man.
Anyway, my questions:
How many instruments do you play?
Have you ever hurt yourself from rocking too hard?
I only really play guitar, and I guess I can fumble my way through a bass or keyboard line now and again. I've never really hurt myself from rocking too hard cuz I usually don't rock that much, but when I was young I used to rip up my fingers a lot on my guitar strings.
Hi colleen it's christina! remember that time we smoked out of a potato when you slept on my couch in watertown? I don't.
Hey Christina! You rule! I remember that, thanks for letting me stay with you. Budayduh.
Hi Colleen Green! Love the full band sound on the new LP. Like a JEFF+Diarrhea Planet+Colleen Green supergroup. Are you gonna be performing any shows with them?
Hey thank you! Yes, Casey is coming on tour with me in Europe this summer and we've been talking about doing it in the states as well.
Descendents. Great band or greatest band?
Really dig your Good Good Things cover btw.
Greatest band! Thank you.
You've managed to make the kind of music that I wished I could make. When did you start writing and recording?
whoa that's sick. I started writing at age 5, and I recorded on my own for the first time at age 18.
Hi colleen, my I'm addison and I'm a big fan. When you recorded your first couple albums, were you using like a tascam 4 track or somethin? Also I'd like tO show you something songs of mine if that'd be coool
hey! cool! I just used garageband!
Most memorable celebrity encounter?
I remember and will treasure every one until I am dead.
Hi Colleen!! I only discovered you about a week ago, but I'm already hooked on your new album (which I found via
I have a couple questions, feel free to answer some or all of them...
Thanks so much for doing this, and keep making great music!!
what is that happy birfday jeff on your guitar? who is jeff?
Jeff is my friend from Oakland whose birthday it was one time.
What bands/artists do you listen to that might surprise fans of your music?
People are usually surprised when I tell them I listen to stuff like Akon, UB40, and Sublime.
I love that one! Thanks, Colleen! Ever met or considered working with J Mascis?
I haven't met him but I am going to try at this year's B-Rama because I want to ask him to sign something for my best friend.
Britney Spears or Madonna??
Where are you the most ticklish?
It's not fun if you just ask.
Have you viewed Rock'n'Roll High School? If so, what ids your favorite character/scene?
Never seent it. I want to though!
1) I never thought about it! I have heard the name, but never listened 'cause I only care about myself. Where is the White Night show? I love them.
2) Nah. It's weird.
Hey Colleen. We played together at WWTA in Allston back in 2012. It was rad. Digging the new tunes. They sound a little bit like that album This Summer by Noelle. I guess my question is... remember Noelle? How much did that album rule?
Hey! I remember that album well and think of it often, in fact was just thinking about it yesterday and how amazing and perfect it is.
Where are you in LA? Have you lived in different parts of LA?
I've been living in the same spot since I first moved to LA. It's on the west side near Santa Monica.
Favorite movie? GO!
I don't have a favorite, but if I HAD to pick, it'd probably be "Screwed".
Haha nice which one is your favorite?
The acoustic album may be my favorite at this point. It's so beautiful.
Have you tried LSD? How was the trip? What about shrooms?
Yes and yes. I have had a wonderful experience every time I've tripped. Although one time after getting wasted and taking ecstasy, I stayed up all night and then did acid at 7 am. It was sort of fun, but I don't think I would ever do it again.
If you were to write songs as "The Beautiful Suzanne Grace", what would it sound like?
Probably like a washed up alcoholic lounge singer trying to do drunken Anita Ward karaoke.
Have you plotted out any East Coast tour dates yet? Anything all ages in PA would be rad.
Hell yeah, I'm coming with UPSET in April. Not sure where we're playing yet though. Oh hey Josh!
Any interesting stories? How many times? Was it hard to get over the addictiveness?
I only did it once, so I didn't get addicted to it, but I was pretty fucked on OCs for about a year. They are my least favorite opiate.
Of your labelmates at Hardly Art, which album is your favourite?
Hey Colleen! Love the new album! I have a couple Qs:
First, do you ever think you'll want to get a live drummer? And second, what was your impressions from your last swing into Seattle?
Hello! Thank you! I would totally want to be in a band with Casey. Every once in a while I'll have a friend play drums with me, like last week at The Smell in LA my friend Nicole from the band Slutever played drums for me and it was really fun. I had a blast this past time in Seattle.
Are you gonna play Mpls this year? Can I smoke with you?
Yes! I'll be there in April. Purrrrrrrrr-haps!
Saw you at the Chapel in SF over the weekend. So sick. Can I buy you a burrito the next time you're here? Like, seriously?
Thank you! Sure, you're welcome to give me free food any old time.
When you tour this time around, is it going to be with the drum machine or a full band?
This tour I'm doing in April will be with the machine. But for the future.... who knows???
We're playing at Conti with White Night for their Taco Tuesday residency tonight. Come to Fullerton after Amoeba, if you can.
Hey Colleen! How do you feel about
A) the mall
RZ! I love the mall! I really do. And I like every 311 song that's ever been on the radio, except the Cure cover.
In your life as a redhead chick... privilege or handicap?
I'm not a redhead!
Maybe, maybe not.
Hi Colleen! Do you think you'll ever move back to Boston or post on needleandtwine.com?
Hey Evan! I don't know if I will ever move back to Boston, but I think about it often. And no. No, I don't think so.