He began to study at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998, but dropped out to perform music in Europe, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
For a comedy video website co-founded by Will Ferrell, Funny or Die is surprisingly unfunny.
We're talking colossally unfunny here - and we have pretty low standards!
Records, home of the Flaming Lips, the White Stripes, and Ashley Tisdale. That's why I've never recorded in a super controlled environment like a professional recording studio.
So how does this fiercely independent spirit explain the major label move? See, there are four stages to matter: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. I'm sorry, we're really veering off the subject-- another attribute of old age! But I'm contradicting myself by saying "I'm not a hippie" and then saying hippie shit like, "I'm not even me." What's going on? I don't think it's respectful to exclude the rest of the world. I ask myself, "Is there some form of service in this song?
Banhart was born May 30, 1981 in Houston, Texas, to a Venezuelan mother, Maria Eugenia Risquez and an American father, Robert Gary Banhart.
His given name is a synonym for Indra, the king of Gods (Hindu), which was suggested by Prem Rawat, an Indian religious leader whom Banhart's parents followed.Banhart cites Axl Rose, Kurt Cobain, Mick Jagger, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Ali Farka Toure as his inspirations to begin singing.When he found that he could not match their singing styles, he found success in singing in a “feminine style.” Banhart’s albums offer a variety of musical sounds, and he is often called the leader of the musical movement termed “Freak Folk.” His lyrics are fantastical, idealistic, and poetic with the occasional trace of innuendos.Additionally in 2005 Devendra collaborated with Antony and the Johnsons on the award-winning album I Am a Bird Now.Banhart sings the introduction to the song "Spiraling" and plays guitar on "You Are My Sister" in which Boy George also appears.Portman appeared in the video for Banhart’s song "Carmensita."During an event in Cannes, Natalie Portman took to the red carpet in this one-strapped, ruffled ensemble. Natalie Portman currently stars in the movie My Blueberry Nights.