#399: Kacy Hill
🍗 🧹 Wing Dust, 🐜 Looking at Bugs, 🏋 Weightlifting, and more.
Perfectly Imperfect is a newsletter offering “A Taste of Someone’s Taste” from guests like Charli XCX, John Cale, Julian Casablancas, Ayo Edebiri, Lena Dunham, Mac Demarco, Dasha Nekrasova, Weyes Blood, Tim Heidecker, Michael Imperioli, Rayne Fisher-Quann, Mel Ottenberg, Chloe Cherry, Matty Matheson, Anna Delvey, The Dare, Caroline Calloway, Snail Mail, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Kacy Hill to share a taste of her taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Kacy Hill is a Phoenix-born, Los Angeles-based musician and former American Apparel model. You may know Kacy from her days at GOOD Music, her iconic vocals on Travis Scott’s “90210”, the self-released pop bliss of 2020’s Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again and 2021’s Simple, Sweet, and Smiling. She’s got a new album in the oven that’s “coming soon” and her two Bartees Strange co-produced singles might just be her best yet. The first, “No One,” is a beautiful pop cut, and the way her delicate vocals blend in with the dreamy glitchy atmosphere of “Frog Rinse” make it one of my favorites of the year. Lucky for us, Kacy is here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
Kacy Hill (instagram)
🐜 Looking at Bugs
When is the last time you sat down outside and watched some bugs? They’re small and beautiful and make the world go round. Some of my favorite childhood memories include turning over rocks in the desert, looking for centipedes and scorpions with my dad. I highly recommend watching some bugs go about their day; bees and ants are especially enthralling.
🍗 🧹 Wing Dust
I recently fell victim to the Ace Hardware barbecue seasoning display and came home with a bag of Kozmo’s Q lemon pepper wing dust. It was nothing short of life changing and I’ve just ordered wing dust for everyone in my life.
Gardening makes life worth living! It has changed my entire outlook on life and success. I’ve felt before that if I work hard enough, I should be successful, but the reality of any creative endeavoris that it requires a significant level of luck and timing and so many factors that are out of our individual control. When planting a seed in the ground, there’s a good chance it can sprout and produce something edible, but there are also so many things along the way that can go wrong; just because you put a seed in the ground and water it, does not necessarily mean it will feed you. I like the idea of taking any entitlement out of the music making process, and instead feeling gratitude for wherever it leads me.
🌀 🏜 Always Looking for a Way Out
Probably once or twice a month, maybe more in the winter months, I spiral enough to start searching for entirely new jobs that I have no experience in in new cities. These usually include farm work or something to do with being at a vineyard or anything that requires being outside. I think I find comfort in the idea that I really could always pick up and start a new life, even if I don’t want it - like the exit is always there.
🌯 Bean and Cheese Burritos
NOTHING in this world has brought me more comfort than a bean and cheese burrito, and I have been making the same bean and cheese burritos since 2006. The greatest at home bean and cheese burrito is made with Tortilla Land uncooked flour tortillas, whole pinto beans, extra sharp Tillamook cheddar, and chipotle tabasco. I don’t want to hear it about the cheddar cheese, there are no acceptable substitutes.
Anyone that knows me is tired of hearing about olympic weightlifting, but still I must put it here. Don’t talk to me about powerlifting, I couldn’t care less. I got into olympic weightlifting about 7 years ago, and will probably continue doing it for the rest of my life. Professional weightlifting competitions are also very fun to watch and local competitions are fun to partake in.