I have pulled some questions from the “Getting To Know You” section of a website that is designed to help people mix/mingle/network. I am terrible at small talk. I truly believe that once the kid under the bleachers at the football pep rally, ALWAYS the kid under the bleachers at the football pep rally. In my case, it was technically behind the bleachers. I have answered some questions, explained my answers and attached photos from the archives. I hope you enjoy.
If you could bring one musician back from the dead, who would it be and why?
David Bowie. Do I really have to answer why?
If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be?
Hart To Hart. I like the idea of endless wealth, charity events and solving murders being my regular Monday.
If you could get away with a crime, would you? If yes, what would it be?
There are terrible people that if there was such a thing as karma, they would get what’s coming to them. Pedophile priests, corporate crooks, animal abusers, fear-bating politicians. They all could use a bit of their own turned on them, but would that make me any better than them?
What animal best represents you and why?
Giraffe. We are both great kissers.
If you could live forever, how would you spend eternity?
I guess I would finally have time to read all those books I dream of someday reading.
How would you spend a billion dollars?
I would create a foundation that awards lifetime grants to people who are making the world a better place. The grants would pay the bills of the awardees, so they can focus their energies on creating beauty.
How do you want to be remembered?
That I left it better than I found it.
What book has influenced you most?
As unoriginal as it is, “The Great Gatsby” exposed me to the idea of creating the life you want and not just being satisfied with the one assigned to you.
What fad do you wish would come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?
Bring Back: Roller Boogie.
Leave Behind: Waterbeds.
Who’s your personal hero?
What are your three favorite albums? Why?
The first three albums I remember getting were Joan Jett’s I Love Rock-n-Roll, The Stray Cat’s Built For Speed, and Eurythmics Touch. One of my very favorite albums is XTC’s Skylarking.
What’s your favorite comedy movie?
The Thin Man.
If you could abolish one piece of modern technology, what would it be and why?
Bluetooth wireless earpieces and cell phone belt clip holsters. No one is that important.
If your house was burning and you could only save one item, what would it be and why?
I answered that question a few years ago and took photos. Now, I would just grab Scraps.
If you could live inside a cartoon, which one would it be and why?
Jem and the Holograms. It would be truly outrageous.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?