Jacob (yak_boy) wrote,


1. Leave a comment requesting an interview.
2. I'll respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. Update your corner of the net with the answers to the questions and leave notification in the comments to this entry.
4. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, ask them five questions. And thus the cycle continues.

Interview by ephant

1. What is your favourite Beatles song, and why?

That's a tough one.
My favourite tends to shift from moment to moment, depending on how I'm feeling.
Sometimes I need the sweetness and light of something like I'll Follow the Sun or Two of Us, sometimes I need the old time rock 'n' roll of I Saw Her Standing There or Twist and Shout, sometimes I need the lyrical word-play of She Came In Through the Bathroom Window or Baby You're a Rich Man, sometimes I need the emotional intensity of Yesterday or While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and sometimes I need the musical brilliance of I Feel Fine or A Day in the Life.

To make a long story short, I can't really pick a favourite.
Even my favourite album varies between Sgt Pepper's, The Beatles ("the white album") and Abbey Road.

2. What is your favourite article of clothing?

I'm tempted to say my Beatles shirt, but really it would have to be my sandals.
They're the most comfortable footwear I have ever owned.
Curse you, Winter!

3. What is your favourite colour, and why?

The short answer is yellow, and I'm really not sure why, I've liked it since I was a kid.
Apparently I used to separate the yellow blocks from the rest and only play with those.
I still try and grab the yellow piece whenever I play a board game.

The long answer is, it depends on what you mean by "favourite colour".
I mean, I like yellow as a concept, but it's not really a colour I would wear or decorate with.
For clothing I'm finding I like browns and dark greens, natural colours I guess.
For decorating, I'm quite fond of purples and blues.

4. What is your favourite thing to do when you have nothing that HAS to be done?

Watching movies, or selected television shows.
We have quite a significant DVD collection, and broadband internet has opened up a new avenue for entertainment.

5. If you could invite 5 people to a dinner party, who would they be and why?

Hmm, the ol' hypothetical dinner party thingy, huh?

Well, there are those of religious significance, like Jesus or Mohammed, but I think they wouldn't really be dinner party material.
Instead, I'd probably go with my favourite writers and poets of history:

William Shakespeare
Oscar Wilde
Edgar Allan Poe
Roald Dahl
Alexandre Dumas

Dead white males, the lot of them.
However, Dumas might feel a little left out, being the only non-English speaker.
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