Published on May 12th, 2014 | by TLV News0
Know Your Bartender: Landon Boyte
Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Oxford? I’m from Clinton, Miss. and I’ve lived here about six years.
In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? It’s dark outside.
Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford? Anywhere with a good band on stage.
What are your specialties? I pour a mean pint.
Early alcohol experience: At my dad and stepmother’s wedding my new step-grandmother got me drunk on champagne and I fell asleep sitting up at the table. Think I was about 4 or 5.
Most famous customer you’ve ever served: I’m pretty sure I served Jack Pendarvis while he was doing an interview he recently put up on Lentmag.com—check it out! (http://lentmag.com/the-devils-own-finest/)
Who would you most like to have a drink with? Rihanna.
What have you been listening to this year? Perfect Pussy’s new album is mean as hell. On the lighter side, Angel Olsen’s new album is also great.
Favorite movie of all time: Hmm, maybe The Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Favorite sport & team: Not a big sports guy…I like to bowl sometimes.
Read any good books lately? I haven’t made much time for reading lately. I want to read 100 Years of Solitude in Spanish. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is brilliant and I don’t get to practice my Spanish often.
What do you like best about living here? Free beer in a cooler on stage when you play a show—that doesn’t really happen anywhere else, turns out.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? Alex threw gum into my girlfriend’s hair by accident and was so nervous about telling her. Haha. It came out fine.
Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? On a plane to Spain or, more realistically, on my couch.
Editor’s Note: Landon also plays guitar in Oxford rock band Unwed Teenage Mothers. Check them out online here: www.facebook.com/unwedteenagemothers, theunwedteenagemothers.bandcamp.com, and twitter.com/teenmommys
This article originally printed in The Local Voice #202 (published April 17, 2014). To download a PDF of TLV #202, click HERE.