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Mikey Pauker

Mikey Pauker

Sharing his spiritual love and light with the world through music, Mikey Pauker has teamed up with Zimbio to premiere his new video "Top Of The World." After successfully releasing "Top Of The World" on his full-length album Extraordinary Love, Pauker now brings the visual counterpart directed by Daniel Knust and produced by Bancs Media. "Top Of The World" touches upon the universality of the soul, crossing the boundaries of faith, religion, race and ethnicity.

Something you try to avoid?

Fast food.

What foreign country would be your first pick to live in?

Israel.

Last gift card you used?

American Rag

Best soup?

Carrot Ginger

Have you ever been on a boat?

Yes. A few cruises to the Bahamas

Last time you went to a wedding?

Sante Fe, New Mexico last August for my friend Maddie and Marcel’s wedding.

Do you sleep with socks on?

It depends. I am now taking refuge at a retreat center in Scotland. It has not stopped raining in 5 days.... so YES I wear socks here. When I’m in Southern California, I’m a barefoot hippy.

Have you ever had an overdue library book?

Yes almost every time. I prefer amazon.com or surfing the internet. That way I don’t have to give anything back.

Has it been difficult to balance your religious views and your music?

Nope they go hand in hand. I practice living my life with integrity. I intentionally think about what I am saying in each song and make sure that there is continuity between what I create and believe.

Your music has a very positive message. Was that your intention when you first started creating music or did it come naturally?

I have been putting out music since I was a teenager, but it wasn’t until about 4 years ago when I started writing music based off jewish liturgy, then spiritual text and experience. I don’t force myself to write. The songs just come to me.

Interview by Kara Johnson