The B List: Eleven Things We Learned From Jim James AmA

Earlier today Jim James participated in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit and reeled off dozens of answers to fans’ questions. You can read the whole thing here, but we’ve distilled the session down to 11 of the My Morning Jacket front man’s responses for this week’s B List.

1. Jim and a band he’s putting together will play at Bonnaroo

yes i will be at THE ROO with the new band i am putting together to perform the solo record. they are old pals i have known a long time. its going to be a fun new adventure with some old pals!

2. Jim and MMJ were a “little scared” about how their appearance on American Dad would turn out

mike barker from the show approached us with some really funny and crazy ideas. we were flattered and honored and also a little scared- cuz you are kind of helpless in a situation like that not knowing how it will turn out- but in the end they were really kind and did a really amazing job and we were beyond stoked and flattered!

3. Love is the secret ingredient in Peanut Butter Pudding Surprise (see Highly Suspicious)

ok. this is super important… so pay attention, because the ingredients are: 1.peanut 2.butter 3.pudding 4.love

4. JJ’s beard has a name and it’s…

CAPTAIN GOODIES.

5. Monsters of Folk is still alive…

ha ha ha. yes MOF we are alive and well and hiding out in a valley on the southernmost point tip of mexico. we have worked on 5 new songs and also are developing a screenplay to be turned into a full length major motion picture. currently we are looking for a studio to take on the picture and also the album- if any of you are heads of major motion picture studios lets talk.

6. He’s developed a two-point plan to restore the U.S. auto industry to its former glory…

1.just build new versions of all the old beautiful cars. the classics. the did it right the first time, no need to improve on perfection. only make them hybrid and better on the environment in as many ways as possible and also add modern elements like GPS or stereo, etc but from the outside make them look EXACTLY like a classic model- like 75 coupe de ville for instance. 2.install the song “golden” inside of every stereo system.

7. What’s Goin’ On is among Jim’s five “Desert Island Discs”

1.whats goin on- marvin gaye 2. like a ship without a sail- pastor t.l. barrett 3.gil scott heron- pieces of a man 4.the ink spots greatest hits 5.where dreams come true- eddie dunstedter

8. He looks to Smurfette as a fashion icon…

i like to think of clothes almost like a uniform because i feel it is more memorable that constantly wearing different clothes all the time. i remember seeing an episode of the smurfs where smurfette opened her closet and all that was in there were like 20 different copies of the same white dress she always wore hanging on hangers. i just thought that was hilarious for some reason and have adopted that sense of fashion to my own sense of self when it comes to clothing my earthly body.

9. James reveals where he gets his capes from…

at joe’s cape and poncho hut, located on I-95 just off the new jersey turnpike.

Or is it…

at big al’s cape and poncho hut, on I-95 just off the new jersey turnpike.

10. Of all the One Big Holiday’s MMJ has played, a recent one stands out…

this new years eve version was incredible in boston. watching all the balloons fall…the happy people dancing…our crew wrestling a 30 ft tall champagne bottle making sure it didnt crush anyone…popping balloons with my guitar as i played. beautiful.

11. My Morning Jacket will enter the studio soon…

yes we plan on working this summer and fall to get another one cookin

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  1. Jeffrey Greenblatt Reply

    Isn’t Joe’s Cape and Poncho Hut located just down the street from Mariann’s Hammocks?

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