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Jordy Topf: Lead singer, the Vox Jaguars

Ten Questions for Jordy Topf

The lead singer for the Vox Jaguars don't want no truck with face lifts or bad bands.


What do you do for a living?
Starving artist.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing that?
Writing novels or being a vagabond roaming the world in search of the answer to all of life's questions.

What do you do in your free time?
I like to record songs on Pro Tools, go for a bicycle ride, make a steak dinner or write mellow folk songs in my bedroom.

What brought you to Santa Cruz?
My parents, by way of New York City and Oakland.

What's your favorite street?
New Street. I love the perfect green hedges and how much it reminds me of the movie Pleasantville.

Name something you're excited about.
I'm excited to see where music and art goes in the next couple years, in regards to what becomes the new pop.

Name a pet peeve.
Facial tattoos, face-lifts, terrible bands.

What are you reading?
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.

What's the most important thing you've learned in the last three years?
How to use Pro Tools, how to be a distinctive performer, how to work as a team and how to cook for myself.

Recent personal food trend?
Home fries and thin-crust pizza, baby!


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