Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher

An Interview with Liv Birdsall, Our New Intern!

Look who just added another real human being to their roster! ;) ;) Liv Birdsall is an English major at Ohio State University. Liv contacted us almost a year ago asking about internship opportunities and her time has finally come to shine. She's already proven herself as a team player by joining the Street Team and hanging out with us at the Columbus Flea and premiere of The Removals. Welcome, Liv!

Q: How did you first hear about Two Dollar Radio?
LB: I was exploring Columbus with my friends last fall when we stumbled upon the Fall Flea. I was weaving through the booths and made a beeline for Two Dollar Radio once I spotted them. I originally thought they sold records or cassettes, but once I was closer I saw all the novels. I had just declared an English major so coming across their titles felt like a confirmation of my interests. I’ve been counting down the days since then to begin learning about the business (and working with the hippest people around!)

Q: What are some of your interests/background?
LB: I love listening to my friends’ bands. I love art museums. I love discovering new words. I love donuts! I love lists (go figure).

Q: Patrick Swayze in Road House or Dirty Dancing?
LB: I haven’t seen Road House, but Dirty Dancing is my all-time favorite guilty pleasure so Johnny Castle wins, hands down.

Q: What’s your favorite Two Dollar Radio Title?
LB: I just finished reading Crapalachia! The author’s voice was fantastic and the short chapters reflect the way memories tend to stick with us. I’m looking forward to reading more Two Dollar Radio books this summer.

Q: You are from Dallas, PA.  How does it compare to Dallas, TX?  If you’ve never been to Texas, how do you think it would compare?
LB: I haven’t been to Texas but I’m sure it’s much hotter than in Dallas, PA: we get plenty of snow days each year. Dallas, TX also has a million more people (and then some). I originally lived in upstate New York and it didn’t take me long to realize why Dallas, PA was called “The Bubble”; with less than 3,000 people it was tough to find things to do. I don’t know much about Texas as a whole, but I’ve heard that Austin has an awesome music and arts scene so I’d love to travel there at some point. Maybe SxSW next year? I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Q: What are you listening to these days?

LB: Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Bully, Frankie Cosmos, Twin Peaks, and Foxing! My friends in The Sports also just put out an EP that I’ve had on repeat.

Q: Are you more of a thinker or feeler?
LB: Probably a thinker! Not so much an over-thinker, more of an inquiring thinker. I tend to ask a lot of questions and my computer has an overwhelming number of bookmarked pages that I’m trying to read. I have a long list of things I want to know more about!

Q: What is the scariest/bravest thing you’ve ever done?
LB: I just dyed my hair for the first time!

Q: If you could go on a date with anyone, real or fictional, who would it be and where would you go?
LB: I would tag along with Father John Misty on whatever his daily adventures are—maybe help him satirically create soundcloud commercials/get in twitter feuds with fans/watch him flip his hair over his shoulder: Clueless style.


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