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27 March 2005 @ 07:51 pm
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.
Robet Éivaayvah on March 27th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
Shakespeare would probably feel left out too. Everyone (ie me) would have to pause after he speaks and decipher before continuing the conversation.
Jacobyak_boy on March 27th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC)

Not only would I imagine that the other (English speaking) guests would have little trouble understanding the works of Shakespeare, it is worth remembering that he wrote in verse, and is therefore unlikely to speak in the manner of his characters.

And since Shakespeare wrote and spoke in the language recognisable as modern English, the only problem would likely be the difference in a few era-specific colloquialisms.

Seriously, I really don't find Shakespeare's works as unapproachable as some people seem to make out. It's like you hear the word "thou" and think it must be in some weird foreign language.
Robet Éivaayvah on March 28th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
Actually, I'll admit that much of the problem with his writing is that it's in verse and is differently spelt.

But... He'd have an old version of the English accent!

Okay, so it's probably more likely that the dinner party would open with Shakespeare laughing at Edgar Allen Poe's American accent. And possibly your accent too.

Oscar Wilde would probably support him, just because.
Robet Éivaayvah on March 28th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
Hmmm. I forgot Roald Dahl...
Jacobyak_boy on March 28th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
Sounds like a joke.

An Englishman, an Irishman, an American, a Frenchman, a Norwegian and an Australian were having a dinner party...
Robet Éivaayvah on March 28th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)

Do me.

I mean, interview me.
Jacobyak_boy on March 28th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
1. What makes you really angry?

2. Who do you admire most and why?

3. What is something you wish you could do, but for some reason you can't?

4. What do you think is humanity's greatest achievement?

5. What makes you really happy?
Prisspr1ss on March 28th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
Because I hadn't even noticed it until recently, my favorite Beatles song is "I Will" from the White Album.
Jacobyak_boy on March 28th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
The kind of "silly love song" that John claimed (post-Beatles) to loathe, thus inspiring the Wings song.

Prisspr1ss on March 28th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Hey cool, I've never heard that historical detail before.
Jacobyak_boy on March 28th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
John and Paul had quite a dialogue going in their post-Beatles songs, some of it quite vitriolic.

Watch Imagine if you want to see some more on this.
Kittymoorekittie on March 28th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
Ooh ohh,

Interview me! But, don't ask hard questions! =)
Jacobyak_boy on March 28th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
1. What's a skill you would like to learn?

2. Who is the most memorable person you have ever met?

3. If you could acquire any single item in the world, but you couldn't sell it for cash, what would you want?

4. What is your greatest ambition?

5. What's your favourite movie of all time?