Adam Green, a native New Yorker, recorded and released his first album at the age of 17. As part of the downtown antifolk scene at the end of the nineties he made up one-half of The Moldy Peaches, the acclaimed duo with Kimya Dawson that rose to fame from the Grammy-winning soundtrack of the 2007 Academy Award-winning movie Juno. While creating visual art and film is a fully realized passion for Green, his boundless creative energy has most recently resulted in a musical project with Binki Shapiro, and their eponymous album was released at the beginning of 2013.
WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE? “How to Act Bad”
WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT AND WHY? Tarot Cards. I’m obsessed with tarot and numerology. I made my own tarot-deck based on Garfield characters and symbols. If I’m on the airplane and I draw the wrong card I make them turn the plane around.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? My favorite place is Austin, Texas. My brother lives there, and so do a lot of other good people. I just took a Greyhound there – hell of a trip! I need to get back there more often. Other than that, I like St. Thomas.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY” WHO WOULD IT BE? It would be great to see New York City through the eyes of filmmaker Harry Smith. He seems like the most interesting tour-guide I could think of. I heard he knew a spot on the Bowery where if you listened close enough you could hear times square because of the way that the noise was reflected.
WHAT OR WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU RECENTLY, AND WHY? I was just inspired by Instagram. I just downloaded it recently and I kept thinking what would be the best picture to post. If you actually check out what the most popular pictures are they are so boring.