Twenty Top 5s with Gab Landrum


HEY! Welcome to Twenty Top 5s. I (Tyler) have been sending out questionnaires to some of my favorite musicians and asking for their top 5 in every category. I’ll be publishing them every Thursday for the foreseeable future. Hopefully this lets you get to know some of your favorite musicians a little bit better, and I hope it distracts you in these trying times.

Today's Twenty Top 5s participant is Gab Landrum. They are a Philly-based renaissance person of sorts, a talented musician, comedian, and tattoo artist. Gab sings and plays ukulele in Lenny and Carl, a laid-back pop act where their bouncy songwriting is showcased over top can't-help-but-dance instrumentals courtesy of Lenny and Carl counterpart, Matt McMenamin. Lenny and Carl's music is released under Gab's own record label, Okay Records, as if they weren't busy enough creating the music itself.


Gab is another one of the many talented artists to come from my high school. They are one of the funniest people I've ever met (seriously, @bigbabypokes is an incredible Twitter account), and their art is incredible. Definitely check out Lenny and Carl, and definitely check out Gab's art and tattoos (@bigbabypokes on Instagram). Maybe one day they'll be able to give you a My Chemical Romance-inspired tattoo like they did for me!

recording artists when you were in high school

Imogen Heap

Nirvana

OutKast

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Kimya Dawson


Instrument influences

Kimya Dawson

Fiona Apple

Nirvana

Metric

The Front Bottoms


Songwriting influences 

Imogen Heap

The Front Bottoms

Alabama Shakes

Kimya Dawson

Metric


Karaoke songs

Int’l Players Anthem by UGK

Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood

Crazy on You by Heart

Sugar We’re Goin Down by Fall Out Boy

Criminal by Fiona Apple


Junk foods

Pickle chips

Spicy Doritos

French fries

A beautiful onion ring

deviled egg


Places to eat in Philly 

Tattooed moms

Morimoto

Terakawa Ramen

Bing Bing Dim Sum

POPE


Movies

Dumb and Dumber

Austin Powers: Int’l Man is Mystery

Kubo

Eternal Sunshine

Ginger Snaps


Role models

God

Jesus

Christ

The Lord

Guy who guards gates of heaven


Lenny & Carl songs

Spit

For Real? (demo)

Come On

Baby

Cute


Philly bands 

The Ire

Zorn

Alien Birth

Positronix

Trap Rabbit


Productive ways to pass time during corona

Play music

Draw

Tattoo myself

Art commissions

Clean


Unproductive ways to pass time during corona

Fortnite

Animal crossing

Lay down

90 Day Fiancé

Stare into the abyss


Songs right now 

Venetia by Lil Uzi Vert

Dancing Nancies by Dave Matthews Band

Sweet Tooth by Cavetown

Don’t Dream It’s Over (cover) by Sixpence None the Richer

Black Qualls by Thundercat


80s pop jams

No Reply at All by Genesis

Private Eyes by Hall and Oates

I Can’t Go For That by Hall and Oates

Alone by Heart

Take on Me by Aha


Tattoo artists

Cake @tattoosbycake NY

Ben Phan @heartfuzz Philly

L Hammel @mathgoth Pittsburgh

Log @log_tattoo Seoul, Korea

Diana Leets @dianaleets


Albums that changed your life 

Circle in Square by Stevie Wonder

Channel Orange by Frank Ocean

Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance

Fallen by Evanescence

Be The Cowboy by Mitski


Pizza toppings

Uncured Pepperoni

Mushrooms

Black olives

Red onion

Fresh garlic


Cities you’ve visited 

Florence

Chicago

New Orleans

NYC

Toronto


Condiments

Cholula

Sriracha

Sriracha Mayo

Ketchup

Horseradish


Fictional characters 

Bugs Bunny

Scott Pilgrim

Millhouse

Pauly D on jersey shore (can’t be real)

Goofy



Written by Tyler Gallagher (@TylerGallagher8)
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