Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Random Interview Project: Dave

This episode of The Random Interview Project comes from Dave of the blog funkypancake, who resides in jolly old England. I can't remember how I originally found his site, but I've enjoyed his photos for a year or two now. It's fun to see another part of the world through someone else's eyes and camera lens. He's definitely the funniest photoblogger I know.

"answers below. sorry they aren't particularly humourous or anything, but my brain does seem to have given up that way of thinking for the last 6 months or so. generally since i got really busy at work in fact. ho hum.

thanks for your lovely blogging


1. What is the best thing about living where you live?
It's rural with urban connections. and very handy for church ie it's great for the family during the day for niceness and handy for me commuting in to london every day.

2. If you could have been best friends with a rock star, which rock star would you have wanted it to be and why?
i don't know about rock, but i did have a pet stone once called 'Roger'. he was quite big and i used to take him everywhere.

otherwise, it'd probably be Julian Cope (we'd have to sort out the religion bit) or Beck.

3. Please list all foods you are not particularly fond of.
it's much easier to list the food i do like. which is mostly potatoes (in most formats).

4. What are some of the perks about having children that you've noted so far?
children are all about perks and parks. the main perks are you have an excuse to do silly things and go silly places and generally be silly. i didn't really need an excuse, but it's nice to have one anyway.

and of course they look at the world with fresh eyes and ask so many fundamental questions about how things work and why things are as they are. as grown-ups its good to be reminded of the 'magic' of everything.

5. If you were to rename your blog, what would you call it, and why?

bert's big corner cafe. because i just thought of that phrase. i once did a variety act called the 'wax work brocolli hedgetrimmer experience' and i did a radio show called 'the seven lampstands groovy wireless show' under the pseudoname Spoonchicken. so maybe i'd use a varient of one of those.

6. What is your favourite kind of art, and why?
i'm not very good at 'art' and i get very bored by looking at old pictures, even if they are meant to be fantastic. i 'spose i like the modern stuff best, especially when it's something really mundane viewed in a different way.

7. What was the best thing to come out of the 1980s?
The 1990s possibly.

is this a culture question ? the 80s for me were all about the early days of computers entering our homes. so that was good fun.

8. If you could meet with anyone for an hour, who would you want to meet with and what would you discuss?
I guess i'd have to say the big JC. i wouldn't know what to say and would be totally humbled. The weird thing is, as a Christian, i'll have to stand before him at the end of life anyway (and get to live with him), but i think it would be useful to have a chat whilst i'm still alive. i'm sure it would turn my life around. of course this is a bit of a cop-out since you can meet Him through reading the Bible too whilst we are alive too.

so perhaps i should think of someone who is alive instead ...

9. What are your three favourite songs?

Rasputin by Boney M. We had that as our first dance at our wedding !

otherwise i love so many songs it's difficult to nail it down to three. Alpha Beta Gaga by Air is quite jolly as is anything by Faust.

i'm loving Napster's subscription service, especially Napster to Go which allows you to sync any of their albums/tracks with your MP3 player so you can listen to any stuff on the go. my only dissapointment is my brain can only cope with listening to one track at a time ! otherwise i'd listen to everything all at once and make a lovely noise.

10. If you had to brush your teeth with ketchup for the rest of your life, would you still brush your teeth as regularly as you do now?
In this scenario I would simply give up brushing my teeth forever (although i would occasionally swap my toothbrush for a chip).

You can read Dave's previous interview here.

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