My Favorite Things: Paramore's Hayley Williams

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Hayley Williams / Photo by Lindsey Byrnes
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This week: Twenty-two-year-old Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams. The band is currently writing songs for their next album.

FAVORITE NEW ARTIST:
Best Coast. Sure, they're not brand new, but I want them to just blow up. They are so cool.

FAVORITE SONG:
"Carrying The Banner" from the Newsies Soundtrack. I grew up watching Newsies with my mom - and luckily, so did a few of my friends. Well, they never watched it with my mom but...you get it. We always blast this one on road trips!

FAVORITE WEBSITE:
ThingsOrganizedNeatly.tumblr.com. Your obsessive-compulsive disorder will thank me for this one.

FAVORITE FOOD:
Coconut milk ice cream. I keep trying to cut dairy out of my life... but ice cream is my only weakness. This, however, is non-dairy and delicious, so I basically eat entire pints of it every chance I get.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
My granny's house. Imagine being related to Cracker Barrel. I'm a southern girl, what more could I need?

FAVORITE DRUG:
I'm addicted to fun.

FAVORITE BOOK:
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I heard they were making a movie of it and that Emma Watson is going to be in it. My 14-year-old self is spazzing out.

FAVORITE PIECE OF CLOTHING:
My boyfriend's old Bjork tee.

FAVORITE GADGET:
RIP Sidekick 3. Dear Steve Jobs: The iPhone really is a smart phone, but we really need to figure out the typing situation.

FAVORITE PIECE OF MUSICAL GEAR:
I found a '59 Les Paul Jr. in my Nana's attic. Turned out to be her ex-husband's dad's guitar. If I tried to explain my family tree/divorce tree to you then you'd forget that this whole thing is about a guitar, so let's just say: I forced the inheritance of this beauty upon myself.

FAVORITE KEEPSAKE:
An old picture of my mom and dad going to the homecoming dance together in front of dad's old Camaro. They didn't last, but they were meant to be together at that time. The choices that we make aren't always perfect but it's ok.... It's part of the journey. It just reminds me that nothing is ever a mistake.

FAVORITE WAY TO PASS TIME ON THE ROAD:
Watching scary movies with the guys. [Guitarist] Taylor [York] hates gory scenes, but somehow we always get him to watch these movies with us. Then at some point he will leave the room until the screaming subsides.

FAVORITE MOVIE:
Pet Sematary... or Son In Law. These movies have both made me the person I am today. I'm not exactly sure how that could be a positive thing, but it is.

FAVORITE QUOTE:
"A fish swims through the sea, while the sea is, in a certain sense, contained within the fish." - Aaron Weiss, mewithoutYou

FAVORITE PICK-UP LINE:
"If you were president, you'd be Babe-raham Lincoln."

FAVORITE JOKE:
A magician was driving down the road... and then he turned into a driveway. (Sorry, all the other ones were too dirty to share without blushing.)

FAVORITE BODY PART:
Wenis... look it up.

FAVORITE LIE:
"I'll be there in 5 minutes..."

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