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Interview with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent

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Besides being adorable and ridiculously talented, Annie Clark aka St. Vincent is a total smart ass. If we hadn't read her interview with John Vanderslice (who she is opening for tomorrow night at the Largo), we might have mistaken her flippant humor for dry insults. But no, she's being funny and we love her for that.

So we asked the former Polyphonic Spree multi-instrumentalist some questions that would throw her, but it appears that when you're a former Spreer and someone who has played in the Sufjan Stevens band, there's not a lot that some blogger can throw at you that you can't ball up and whip right back.

As you will see...

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LAist: Name someone famous you have an unexplainable crush on.

St. Vincent: Neil Young…and Crazy Horse.

Is there a summer movie you're looking forward to?

Zoe Cassavette's "Broken English," starring Parker Posey.

Where do you like to eat when you're in LA?

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I had the best sushi ever in a strip mall off of Hollywood! The place is really nondescript. So nondescript, in fact, that I can't remember the name of it.

On the road I'm sure you run across varying levels of cleanliness in the hotels. Are there certain things that you do, or avoid touching when you're in a particularly creepy hotel or motel?

Oh dear! I have seen some pretty ghastly things in my days. I recently stayed in a Microtel that had a particularly disconcerting red stain all over the sheets. I consoled myself by thinking it was just the Kool-Aid stain from a cult suicide.