Shitty Interview No.93
Today it is a pleasure to shitty interview Papa, aka Lex Gray, who you might recognise from some past features up here, or from her mesmerising & addictive instagram, or maybe from one of her high-concept parties that she throws all over the world… However you know Papa, or if this is the first time you laid eyes on her, one thing is for sure; you are captivated. The 25-year-old creative spreads magical energy between Vancouver, Detroit, New York & Tokyo, & in addition to throwing parties, Papa is a creative director at her own advertising agency & has just launched her new clothing label ‘Porch’. I’m excited to continue to watch her turn everything she does into gold, but for now, please enjoy our Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview with Papa, aka Lex Gray.
Sticks & Stones: Next 3 things you will do after this interview?
Papa: Im at the office rn. I’ll take care of business, crank out some fucking push-ups, drive home topdown, roll some J’s & head on over to the Asteria (Vancouver BC Canada baby!) to throw the infamous RENT CHEQUE – tonight is our 10 year anniversary.
Sticks & Stones: Last crime you committed?
Sticks & Stones: What do you believe in?
Papa: Love, aliens, hardship, LSD.
Sticks & Stones: What animal are you coming back as & why?
Papa: Slow loris. Secretly poisonous in elbows. Very cute & requires lots of affection. Will administer poison if touched wrong. Or a tarsier. Their eyes are so big they must swivel their heads!
Sticks & Stones: Can you tell us something about yourself that not many people know?
Papa: Hindi is my first language.
Sticks & Stones: If someone threatened to turn you into an instrument, what would you be & who would play you?
Papa: O shit!!! Sierra Casady – on the harp! Carlos Santana – on the Banjo! Grimes – on the mimu glove!
Sticks & Stones: Do you have daily routines or rituals?
Papa: I wake up at 6am every day. 6-8am is emailing & emitting love. I do 333 push-ups daily. Listen to Aphex Twins #3 or Aunt 14 on loop for hours.
Sticks & Stones: What makes you feel better?
Papa: Thinking about pygmy marmosets, giving, esp, love, eat a peach, microdose psychedelics, cuddle something soft, banjo playing, singing, push-ups, mental framing; “I am better now”.
Sticks & Stones: Last thing you fought about?
Papa: Bitches be blowing me goddamned phone up!!! (I have consolidated to 2 phones for harmony reasons). I threw my 3rd phone against my mirror cause my sugar baby was being needy! Then we fought & talked about what her neediness was born from & made up (made love).
Sticks & Stones: 5 things you would recommend?
Papa: Okay so definitely don’t fall for the trap of “taking time off”. The less you have to do, the less you will do, you’ll do nothing. Push-ups for mental alertness. Don’t move to LA. Drive fast with the top down & your thoughts will align breezily. Do not seek to be fulfilled/have your needs met externally.