3 quick questions . . .
with 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.
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. 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)