21 questions

Nothing Fancy for Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst

Photo: Saddle Creek Records

Name: Conor Oberst

Age: 27

Job: Musician; his band Bright Eyes will perform seven nights at Town Hall beginning May 25.

Neighborhood: East Village

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Sean Foley.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Mermaid Inn, oysters and mahimahi.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?

Where do you get your coffee?
Lime Tree Deli on First Avenue and 9th Street.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Never been.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes. Unless they are dressed nicer than me.

What’s your drink?
Tequila and Mexican beer.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Once a month.

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A painting by Brooklyn-based artist Doug Koepsel.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
One dollar.

When’s bedtime?
When Cheap Shots closes.

Brunch: Pro or con?

What’s your thread count?

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Certain summer smells.

What’s your brand of jeans?

When’s the last time you drove a car?
In Omaha a few months back.

Who should be the next president?

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Yankees or Mets?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
A strong belief in humanity’s future.

Nothing Fancy for Conor Oberst