Adam Green Discusses Juno Hit, New York Moments and Tony Bennett

Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches made his comeback by appearing on the Juno soundtrack with his other half Kimya

Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches made his comeback by appearing on the Juno soundtrack with his other half Kimya Dawson. They wrote that sacchrine-sweet song that Ellen Page and Michael Cera’s characters sing to each other in the last scene, "Anyone Else But You." He answered some questions for the Gothamist blog, reminiscing about the Lower East Side, discussing his new album and telling his "only in New York story" in which a young kid tried to pay him to have sex with him. As for the Juno soundtrack, he said, "The main performance that we did was on The View. I thought the whole thing was a little displacing. General Colin Powell’s enthusiasm for our group was probably the only thing that got me through it. They gave me a year’s supply of Café Bustelo for playing. Anyways I got a check for $900 with Mickey Mouse’s head printed on it. Me and my girlfriend couldn’t figure out why Disney was sending me money. It turns out that they own The View. But I’m glad that they don’t censor what Whoopie says."

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Please share your strangest "only in New York" story. One time I was sat on the subway in some tight pants. This little homeboy came up to me and I think he was sixteen or younger. He wanted me to come somewhere with him and kept offering me stuff. I was confused and thought he was just a really lonely kid who was desperate for company. Finally when he flashed 40 dollars at me I realized that he was trying to purchase my sex. I think only in New York would little boys try to pay me to do them.

Which New Yorker do you most admire? The greatest New Yorker that I’ve noticed is a guy named Mike G. Some people call him Mickey James and some call him Mike Jesus. He used to be in a band called Thin Lizard Dawn and now plays bass with Davey La. I find him to be the most wonderful man. He has an enormous sexual magnetism and has tapped most of the wares under fourteenth street at one time or another.

Given the opportunity, how would you change New York? First I would legalize drinking on the street. Then I would install more public bathrooms. Finally I would change President’s day to correspond with the same day that you are supposed to vote for the President.

Adam Green Discusses Juno Hit, New York Moments and Tony Bennett