DurAnorak (duranorak) wrote,

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The interview meme seems to be back.

And I have questions from battlekitty.

1) If there was one song you wish you could have written and/or sung, what would it be?
Eventually, when you get down to it, it's the same answer as I give to the question 'What's your favourite song', which is 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' by Ultravox!. Although I think 'Save A Prayer' by Duran Duran deserves second place. It's not so much a question of what sound I'd like to have produced or which lyrics I'd like to have written as it's a question of when and how 'Hiroshima' was created; 1977, with (relatively) early synthesisers, when anything was possible, musically speaking. I love the sound of it - I go on and on about this every chance I get, I know, but it's so full of hope and this towering shining above-the-clouds view of the future, something we've long since lost and that I was never alive for. I want to have been there for that. Plus I'd have got to meet John Foxx. Or possibly be him. Either way, y'know.

2) What animal would you want to be reincarnated as?
I don't believe I will be reincarnated, but should the universe prove me wrong, one of these please. Or a cat. Any cat.

3) What is your favourite smell, and why?
Wood smoke. It reminds me of Autumn (basically my favourite time of year), home (lots and lots of bonfires in the countryside), and this completely surreal fireworks night I went to once that I won't bother going into now 'cause it's a long story. But definitely wood smoke. Followed very very closely by vanilla.

4) What do you think is the best thing ever invented? (From your perspective, not "humankind" as such.)
Oh, god, synthesisers. Really.

5) If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
This is a bit more abstract than I usually am, but as it happens on Sunday night I was watching James And The Giant Peach and by the end of it I was crying my eyes out. It's not a story that's likely to make one cry, really, but in my case I was howling because James stands up there in front of the assembled populace of New York City and tells them the truth - "we attached seagulls to the peach with spiderweb and flew here" - and although they're skeptical at first, shortly afterwards the proof is there and everyone believes him instantly.
Life is not like that.
I would like life to be a bit more like that. I would like very much for people to be able to speak the truth, and for proof of the truth to be accepted. Obviously this has a prerequisite of the system not being abused, but then again if it were, it wouldn't be the truth anyway.

I would like to have been able to say "this is how it is" to people in my life and have them believe me. I would like to extend the same luxury to everyone else who has ever tried and failed to make themselves be believed about something less than obvious. Or, you know, really obvious. I think it might help a few global situations if people were to listen to the fucking truth once in a while.

Comment if you'd like questions from me, as usual. :)
Edit : More questions tomorrow kids, sorry, have therapy to go to. xxx

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