There is no I in meme

Yup, a meme.  Because I’ve grown utterly uncreative and have nothing of interest to say.


If you want to play:

  1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me” or something of an equally pithy nature.
  2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a very personal nature. Be warned!
  3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions, or there will be trouble.
  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.

(In this case, the questions come from my friend Amy Renee)

1.I know you have a lot of artistic endeavors you are involved in, like playing in a band, making movies, etc., but if you could only do one thing for the rest of your life which would you pick and why?

I think that default has been chosen for me — playing music.  I have a track record of doing a few years worth of inspired (if of questionable quality) work in a given field, and then dropping that area for one reason or another.  Movies, photomanipulation, print design… even writing comes and goes.  Granted, I haven’t really created anything musically in years — coming up on a decade now, in fact.  But I can always enjoy playing.  And I’ve got choices within that, as well — bass, guitar, piano, and (one day, goddammit) cello.

2. What’s the single best most fabulous moment you’ve experienced while working at Bailey’s?

Meeting Cynthia.  That’s too easy.

3.What’s the absolute worst situation you’ve been involved in at the bar in which you work?

And on the flip side is this question.  The answer definitely involves violence, usually incited by one of the douchebags we deal with regularly, but (in the past, thankfully) occasionally by another bartender (etc.).  And I’m not gonna name names, since anyone who knows me and my bar can figure this one out (and lawsuits are not fun).  But good lord — doing damage control and having to worry about getting jumped is about my least favorite thing ever, outside of early morning staff meetings.

4.Okay, you’re on an island by all by yourself , but you’ve been given one book, one DVD, and one CD to entertain you for many many years. What book, CD, and DVD would you want?

The book is Illusions (by Richard Bach), although House of Leaves would be a close second (if only because of all the footnotes that I might finally make it through if left alone and bored for many many years).

The DVD is L.A. Story, hands-down (though I would love to have some sort of mega-super special edition if it’s the only thing I can watch over many years).

Why would you make me pick a single CD?  Can I make it a mix CD of my own choosing?  No?  Erm.  Dream Theater’s SCORE? Steve Vai’s SEX AND REAL ILLUSIONS?  Devin Townsend’s BIOMECH?

I can’t do it. How about my iPod?

5. What do you consider your very best quality to be? Do you think other people would agree with your pick?

My calm head?  My suave and debonair approach to life?  No, I think it must be my self-awareness.  Or at least it used to be. Would others agree?  Depends on how well they know me. And their perspective.