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Coachella Chatz: Theophilus London

theophiluslondon_coachella.jpgWe're out here covering Coachella with our new pals Fruttare, a yummy fruit popsicle brand from Brazil that's newly launching in the U.S. and was one of the festival sponsors. When not OD'ing on the creamy coconut popsicles at their air-conditioned hangout tent, we've been orchestrating some Coachella Chatz, in which we ask musicians at the fest to answer our version of the Proust questionnaire. (That is, if Proust had fallen asleep in the sun for five hours outside the Gobi tent, wearing a tie-dyed onesie and holding a beer.) Below, we chat with Theophilus London.

What song reminds you of high school?

"Ruff Ryder's Anthem" by DMX.

What was the first concert you ever attended?

I think it was Prince. I was 15.

What song makes you want to go cruising in a car, sunroof down, windows open?

That song ["Signs"] with Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson.

What's the best song to make out to?

MGMT's "Brian Eno."

What was the first CD/cassette/vinyl you bought?

I think it Eminem or Big Punisher or Busta Rhymes.

What's your favorite one-hit wonder song?

[Starts singing] What was it? "My neck, my back, lick my pussy and my crack..."

What are your go-to karaoke songs?

It'd probably be "This Charming Man" by Morrissey.

Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift?

In what way?

Gut reaction -- who has better vibes?

I would hang out with Bieber over Taylor.

Here's something we asked bands in our April issue: If Weird Al covered one of your songs, what would he cover and what would he change the title to?

I have a song called "Girls Girls $" and he'd probably change it to "Girls Girls Lotion."

Who would you rather tour with: all denim-suit Justin Timberlake or Suit and Tie Justin Timberlake?

Definitely "Suit and Tie" -- the denim suit is not a good look, man, especially with the hat.

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