Friday, January 6, 2012
Character Interview: Linus from Love & Leftovers
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
Before or after I hit snooze eight times? Well, before I hit snooze I was jamming with Ian and Katie—the sound, the lyrics and the beat were all coming together. After I hit snooze? I can’t remember a single chord. Dang it.
How therapeutic is songwriting for you, especially the ones you wrote for the talent show?
I don’t know what I’d do without music. It’s like that blue notebook that Marcie is always writing in—and guarding with her life—a way to express myself. But unlike Marcie’s notebook, I like to get my ideas out there—amplify the crap out of them and rock the auditorium.
It’s weird, but I thought that playing those songs at the talent show would set me free, get all that emotion off my chest and into the air—but it didn’t work. Now I didn’t just feel like—insert four-letter word here—because I’d lost Marcie, I felt even worse because I really hurt her.
What's your favorite memory with Marcie?
We had this sleepover in Katie’s back yard like we were little kids in scouts. We set up a tent, had a campfire—the whole kumbaya. (Our friend, Olive, is a girl scout. It was her idea.) And us guys were supposed to go home at midnight. But we didn’t. It was pretty crowded in the tent (um, sleeping bag) and that was okay with me.
What's it like to kiss Marcie?
Kissing Marcie is like closing my eyes and having the world disappear. It’s just me and her alone with the sweet press of her lips. And she has this ticklish spot on the inside of her upper lip… touch it and she’ll totally melt.
Boxers or briefs?
You think any guy would admit to wearing briefs? No. But really, boxers and skinny jeans are a pain in the… never mind. You know what I’m saying.
What kind of office supply would you describe yourself as?
Apparently, I’m recyclable—maybe like a sheet of scrap paper. Like, use me once and toss me in the recycling bin. But then, when you realize I’m still good for something, you’ll pull me out again. Jot down a few more notes, a to-do list, a love letter, a sad song, then you’ll put me in your pocket and love me once again.
Thank you, Linus, for stopping in, and congrats, Sarah on the release!
Love & Leftovers is out now, and it is a fantastic book so make sure you guys all pick it up.
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Posted by Kari Olson at 8:49 AM