Clouded Nine is our new interview series in which we ask people the same seven questions and two different ones every time. There is no particular reason for this structure except that we’re just THAT CRAZY.


Photo by Rachey

If a person could be one’s spirit animal (you know, instead of an actual animal-animal), then Chelsea Wolfe would be mine. The dark-haired beauty makes unearthly music that is perfect for playing at a medium volume while relaxing in a chaise lounge (antique, burgundy) in your favorite dress (floor-length, black velvet) in your bedroom (lights off, candles lit, faint scent of jasmine, cat in repose in the corner). Or mayyyyyyyyybe that’s just me (every Tuesday and Friday night). She just released the track “Flatlands” from her forthcoming acoustic album which not only gives me another reason to sit and wish every day that it was Fall already (I loathe sandals) but also inspired me to start a collage of my feelings about it, which I never finished because I was too busy laying on my chaise lounge in my velvet dress listening to it over and over again.

Here is the song:

And here is part of the never-finished collage:


Anyway, I had the chance to ask Chelsea Wolfe nine questions at her show in Los Angeles on Friday (probably because she had not yet read this post) for our new series Clouded Nine. Here they are:

1. What is your life motto?
A flower blooms just before it dies.

2. Who is your muse?
History and the future.

3. What is your idea of abject misery?
Having to resort to desperate measures to survive…the world is fucked.

4. What is your idea of total happiness?
Getting to survive doing what you love and being able to share that with family and friends.

5. What is the best quality in a man?

6. What is the best quality in a woman?

7. Draw a picture of yourself:



1. Do you watch much porn?

2. Talk to me about Sasha Grey.
I love Sasha! We’re actually from the same little weird neighborhood in Sacramento which is weird because I didn’t know her back then and we found out later. My old record label Pendu had her band aTelecine on there, and we both met this artist Richard Phillips and he was doing this awesome portrait thing with her and Lindsay Lohan, which I think turned out really beautiful, and he surprised me by putting one of my songs to it. We’re bros.


Here is a photo of Chelsea performing at the El Rey by Rick Rodney. You can follow her on Twitter and listen to more of her music HERE.


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