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3 quick questions . . .

with Solomon King

3 quick questions

Solomon King

Solomon King is a musician/singer-songwriter, self-styled “New-School Blues” artist and burgeoning actor.

Here are the 3 quick questions asked of Solomon King:

1.  What was the defining moment that pushed you into starting a career in music?

King: When I was eight years old my parents finally got me a guitar.  I had been bugging them before that.  I found an old photo of myself with a Mickey Mouse toy guitar when I was three or four.  Career? Defining moments? I’m not sure what either of those terms means.  For me the guitar has been a lifelong “passion”: inescapable, unobtainable, undeniable.

3 quick questions

Solomon King as Phil Spector

2.  You portrayed Phil Spector in a film not too long ago (the 2011 DVD I Think I Shot Her also known as “The Phil Spector Incident”).  How did playing the man—especially in such a controversial, at times sexually disturbing manner–influence you?

King: There is a scene in the movie when Phil Spector looks himself in the mirror and sees the emptiness that he has become.  Whenever I look in the mirror I check to make sure that I don’t see the same quality in myself.  Spector’s sexuality was all about predatory desperation – my sexuality is about the glory of resuscitation.

3 quick questions

Solomon King

3.  What is your next project?

King: I would like to do something from outer space.  I could use some help to make that happen.  Perhaps your readers have some ideas?

Any ideas, readers?  At any rate, there it is, guys and dolls, 3 quick answers from “New Blues Artist” Solomon King.  As per usual, hopefully, you found these 3 quick questions entertaining and interesting.

(Images courtesy of Solomon King)


About Will Phoenix

W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.