Skylar Grey DXXI :: Interview w/ ESPN Playbook’s Sounds, 13-DEC-2012
- December 14th, 2012
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ESPN Playbook published an interview with Ms. Grey in their online Sounds column yesterday (December 13) – the interview covers sports that she’s competed in in the past, her favourite sports teams past and present, some of her music’s association with various sports teams and athletes, and an interesting incident between her dad and Brett Favre.
Check out a short selection of the questions and answers below, and click the photo to access the lengthy interview!
Interview w/ ESPN Playbook | Sounds ::
“….What sports did you play growing up?
I was a gymnast, actually. I don’t know if that counts as a sport. I think it does [laughs]. I did some track and field. I was like a sprinter and a jumper. I didn’t do any long-distance stuff.
Did you break any records or have a crazy finish?
Nothing crazy, but I did break a school record. I broke the high jump record and the long jump record. I don’t remember what they were. I think the long jump was something like 14 feet. That’s pretty good, right? And then the high jump record was like [4 feet, 10 inches] or something.
I give you credit for having to jump backwards. That looks pretty hard to do.
It is hard. I wasn’t by any means good, as I said. There were like 300 people in my high school. It might have been even eighth grade [laughs].
Music took over in high school?
Yeah, definitely. When I moved to L.A., I didn’t pay attention to sports at all, but when I moved to Oregon, I got really into the Ducks, the football team. I’m a Ducks fan.
How did you get into them?
Some of my friends from there I made would go to all the games, and they were big fans and I would watch the games. Also, Nike was such a big part of the Ducks with the uniforms and everything. I went to go see the stadium and it was really awesome. It was a really nice stadium. And I just like Oregon people in general, and I have some friends that went to school there. It kind of became my second home.
When you’re on the road, do you ever keep tabs on how the Packers and Ducks are doing?
Yeah, I watch games sometimes in my room or at a bar. I definitely catch games. I was actually at a Clippers game in L.A. [on Nov. 17], and I was with the Nike people in a box. But I was watching the Oregon game, which was on the TV inside the box. And they were playing Stanford. They went to overtime and it was right at the end of the Clippers game, and the TV shut off. I guess when you’re in a box and the game’s over, they don’t want you just hanging out. And I’m like, “Dude, you can’t do this right now!” I was so pissed. Oh my gosh, I was so pissed, but I caught the end on my phone.
So no more Clippers games for you, right?
Right. I got it on my phone, but I was disappointed.
The Clippers won, but the Ducks lost, and they were undefeated. And then they lost that game, and I feel like it was because I couldn’t get to see the end. If the TV had been on and I had been watching it, they probably would have won….”
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