The Locals: Some of your music was featured on Jersey Shore & Snookie and JWow. If you were on a hidden camera show, would we mostly like find you at the: Gym? Tanning Salon, or doing laundry?
Leah Druzinsky: If I only had those three choices I’d go with at the gym because that would make me feel more badass. But I’m assuming those were just examples and I’m supposed to tell the truth… Probably hanging out with the dog or family or friends relaxing. Or writing some songs. Nothin too fancy!
The Locals: This one is for the gear heads: What kind of guitars do you play/own?
Leah Druzinsky:My two babies: Martin and Taylor. Martin I only use for writing and unplugged shows so you won’t see her a lot but she’s a gem. The Taylor is a 426ce-LTD and Martin is a 000X1 Auditorium Solid Spruce Top.
The Locals: As a songwriter, sometimes you hear a song and you’re like “Man, that is awesome I wish I had wrote that”. What song is that for you?
Leah Druzinsky:That is a toughy. That happens to me daily. If I had to pick one off the top of my head? Ah… still hard. Okay my first instinct is to say “I Shall Be Released” I love the Jeff Buckley version- deeply.
The Locals: How many 1/2 finished tunes do you have going at the moment? And how do you go about naming your songs? (ours tend to be named “new song” for months till something jumps out at us)
Leah Druzinsky:I can’t count how many half songs I have going. Probably close to 15. However it might be interesting to know that most of my half songs actually aren’t the ones I end up playing. Most of the songs that I write just kind either happen or don’t happen…. I don’t really go back that often. A lot of my songs just flow and become a song and the others are just verses that I don’t often go back to. If I do go back to it…. it takes at LEAST half a year to go back to the verse and say “hey, i’m gonna see if i can work with this!” Naming the song… eek… Sometimes I’ll take the most “powerful” line in the song, otherwise I’ll take the most prominent line in it so that people don’t end up calling the song a different name than I named it… which happens.. But I don’t usually spend a lot of time on the names of songs, recently I have just been naming them the “obvious” name..
The Locals: If you could write a theme song for any TV show what would it be?
Leah Druzinsky:Would’ve been sweet to write the theme for like Homeland or some really badass show. I love the show Orange Is The New Black and Regina Spektor has a pretty sweet theme song for that. Just a badass show. HBO? Showtime? Netflix? I’m waiting for that phonecall 😉
The Locals: Where can folks check you out online?
Leah Druzinsky:I update Facebook all the time. So facebook-fan me if you like my music! www.facebook.com/leahdmusic . I also have a website www.leahdruzinsky.com. Those are the best places to find me, you can follow me on twitter as well- @leahdruzi