Here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a very personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them 5 questions.
Do you dare face the Five Questions of Paisley Doom?
Here are the questions from jimmy_hollaman
1. Who would perform at your ideal concert?
If it's a single band, the Beatles, with the technology available to properly perform "Tomorrow Never Knows" and other classics live (but if Paul starts playing "Maybe I'm Amazed," I'm unlimbering the belt-fed pie gun). If we're talking Paisleypalooza (all bands I've never seen live), then The The, Was/Not Was, Magnetic Fields, The Decembrists, Thea Gilmore.
2. What are the 5 books every one should read?
a) an unabridged dictionary, for the obvious reasons.
b) On the Origin of Species,
" Charles Darwin; yes, it's occasionally a tedious read, but it's the most important book of the 19th Century, as well as one of the foundational texts of modern science.
c) The Sun and the Moon and the Stars,
" Steven Brust; a beautiful meditation on the creative process.
d) Look at the Evidence,
" John Clute; a collection of Clute's reviews and essays in the genre from 1987-92, I have purchased at least six books I'd never heard of on the basis of Clute's recommendation in this book and enjoyed them all.
e) The Bible, as many different versions as possible; wonderful poetry, epic history (and much non-history), plus great ammunition for for all sorts of discussions.
3. With every person you have got to meet, who has stood out the most?
4. If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Damn, man, make me work here! So many worthy contenders Jewbilation 11, Bourbon County Stout, Bob's 47, Brinkley's Maibock to name a few, but the winner would be Stone Brewing's Oak Aged Bastard (though Ruination IPA . . .).
5. What job would you like to have tried but never did?
When I was a kid, I was convinced I was going to be the head of the FBI when I grew up, and was quite pissed at J. Edgar Hoover when he died. Lessee, I've been (deep breath): rat shit slinger, McDonald's flunky, paper grader, parking services flunky, pizza crust tosser, toll booth operator (subset of parking services flunky), undergraduate secretary for the Division of Biological Science (KU), phone book deliverer, video parlor flunky (games, not the other kind*), faux yellow pages outfit flunky, and proofreader/typesetter/graphic designer for seven different companies, including my current 16+ years in one place.
I sometimes think a job in the production side of music might be something I'd enjoy doing, but that industry is rapidly going the way of mine.
Thank you so much for the thought-provoking questions. You really made me work on this, and that's a good thing.
*both can have sticky floors, but for very different reasons