POP QUIZ: Jimmy Burland

Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.

QUIZ TAKER: Jimmy Burland, 58, business and industry lobbyist and owner of Burland and Associates, a law practice and governmental relations firm, and chairman of the Baton Rouge Greek Festival.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: “‘New’ Jimi Hendrix, anything John Mayer, Connie Mims (an old friend and folk musician/songwriter) and Maroon 5. Also, lots of news talk radio when I’m driving, but I also (listen to) The Coffee House on Sirius.”

WHAT I’M READING: “The Advocate every morning, of course! And several national political journals and blogs daily to keep up with the ebb and flow of state and national politics.”

WHAT I’M WATCHING: “‘The Americans’ on FX, ‘Shark Tank’ and live singing shows like ‘Idol’ and ‘The Voice.’ I enjoy movie comedies and good sci-fi or Bond films. I have recently fallen in love with ‘Antiques Roadshow’ on PBS, of all programs!”

WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “The state legislative website is always ‘on,’ so I can listen to live debate and watch floor votes at http://www.legis.la.gov. As a festival chairman, I’m always searching restaurant supply and kitchen equipment sites to find used items!”

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? “Actually, a rare ‘date night’ with my wife, Panay, for dinner and a movie! Or a quick nap on the couch on the weekends, or both! Keep me away from jalapeno Cheetos or pistachios, or I’ll eat the whole bag!”

BONUS QUESTION:

What is your favorite Greek tradition? “The Baton Rouge Greek Festival, of course! Please join us on Saturday, May 11, in Town Square — it’s free and you can learn to Greek dance, eat authentic Greek food and help us raise funds for local charities!”

Kyle Peveto

Advocate staff writer