Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mr Phoenix : The Answers

Rich Phoenix says :

Why are you involved in The Album Zone ? There's gotta be something better than what passes these days for "terrestrial radio," and we're it -- plus, I want terrestrial radio to see (and hear) what they're missing by my "working" full-time in municipal government. What's your favourite colour ? Red. What's your favourite sweets ? "Iced" pretzels. Favourite Food : Plain pretzels, salted to taste. Least Favourite Food : Dhuri -- a form of large Asian fruit that smells like a busted natural gaz main -- f***in' horrible! What do you want to be when you grow up ? Successful at whatever and rich enough to "retire" immediately. Choose ONE word to describe yourself : Eccentric What could you not live without ? Reasonably good health. Who could you not live without ? My wife, Carla What's the greatest Single ever made ? Hey Jude, 'coz it's a great bathroom ballad and it's backed with Revolution! What's the greatest Album ever made ? Abbey Road If you could change something about yourself, what would it be ? A propensity for procrastination. Do you love Custard ? Take it or leave it. Favourite subject at School : Shagging off from regular classes by killing time in the campus radio station. Least favourite subject at School : Gymnastics Favourite Football Team : Man United. Favorite Cheerleader team : Kent State Univ (alma mater) Mode of Transport : Reliable American 4-wheeler. IQ : I quit a long time ago; btw, film of the same name about Einstein was pretty cool, too. Colour of Socks : Black Favourite Pet : Killer, a tuxedo cat brought home by Carla when we were newly-married. Favourite Smartie colour : Green. Favourite flavour of Crisps/Potato Chips : Toasty Gold Favourite Places : Covent Garden, London; Kent, Ohio; Chester, New Jersey, Manzanillo, Mexico. You are moving to the Moon, but you are allowed to take just THREE personal possessions with you. What would they be ? A reliable playback source of music; technology required to power it; a storage unit containing all my favourite tunes. Best Friend : Carla, my wife. Worst Friend : Anyone deceitful who trafficked in my good faith. Best TV Programmes ever : Smilin' Ed's Gang; Howdy Doody; Monty Python's Flying Circus; Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners". Best Radio Programmes ever : The Lone Ranger; AZ with Reecey and Barclay; Li'l Foxx in Cleveland; Allan Freed "Moondog" Best Films ever : Casablanca, Grapes of Wrath, Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine. Best Song Lyric ever : Too many good ones, altho' stuff by Lennon/McCartney or Squeeze are positively on top. Best advice you've ever been given : Have confidence in yourself. Worst advice you've ever been given : Cheer up -- everything's gonna be lousy. Final thoughts : Now that I've spilled my guts, don't think I dare say another word or you'll all know too much!