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Apart from the usual comments you may or not have about this post, here are the so-called rules of this interview (if you want to participate):

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1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. Post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your LJ.
4. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. (or a separate post, but not too long after. Be honest here, people!)
5. When others ask to be interviewed, give them five questions.



1. Define for me what your ideal musical band experience would be. What kind of music would you play? How big a band? How famous? Who would your contemporaries be? What would your ideal entourage be like?
Hmm...that's actually a harder question than you'd think. LIST!
a. Kind of music? The kind I like, whatever that may be. Basically what I do now--stuff that matters to me, that I enjoy, and that I think other people might like too (although that last one is the least important).
b. In terms of the number of people in the band, that (for me) depends on who it is. I've been 1/3 of a trio (fancy that!) for quite some time, but soon we'll have a new addition to the family! Not in a baby way, in a Sammy-tickling-our-ivories way. Right. If the chemistry is good and you can still interact with everyone, it's good. If not, it's too big. Even if your entire band is you and your imaginary friend, if you can't get it together the size is wrong.
c. I'd like to be as famous as...Ben Folds. Mmm, Ben. :) Basically, have my loyal fans who follow me around, have enough fame/money/groupies to do what I want to, and that's it. I don't want international superstardom. I don't think I'm interesting (read: sleazy) enough.
d. I have no idea. I'm not so devoted to any one period of music that I could ignore the rest. Sorry.
e. Me, bandmates, enough lackeys to fill a bucket! (what does that even mean?) Eh, I'm not big on large groups, so basically me + bandmates + close friends - goats (NO GOATS ALLOWED!)

2. Are you ever curious to find out more about your biological parents? And if not specifically your parents, then your ancestry in general?
Biological parents specifically, no. I mean, why? I have my family, I don't need another. I don't have anything in common with her but genetics, nothing to talk about, so...I'm just not interested. However, I do want to get medical history/records as available, just as a general heads-up thing. I don't know why people seek out biological family after adoption. I have a family. Bottom line, no interest beyond medical info.

3. Do you see yourself ever saying, "Oh sod this gorram country, I'm going to live in China!" ? If yes but not now, what if anything would have to change with the USA or China to persuade you to move to live there?
Yes. I seriously considered moving to China for a year to teach English, but I didn't know how/when to fit it in. Yes, I'm sure I could have figured it out, but I didn't...which perhaps says something about how scary the idea is, even though it's also really, really exciting and thought-provoking. Ultimately, though, I don't think I'm the type who's destined to save the world from a foreign land. I'm proud to know people who are, but I don't have it in me.
I digress. Yes, I have and would consider the move. However, I couldn't feel easy about it unless China undergoes a major human rights overhaul (and my Chinese is fluent).
[note: read Red China Blues by Jan Wong. EXCELLENT potrait of Cultural Revolution-Post Mao China from a unique perspective. I loved it.]

4. I read on your blog that you sang in a karaoke bar in China. What did you sing, and how were you received by the native crowd?
What did I sing? I will take this secret to my grave. The crowd loved it, though.

5. Croissants, bagels, English muffins, or biscuits? Justify your choice.
Croissants, no contest. Because they're moist and buttery. I HATE dry food, especially bread. English muffins are dust cakes, bagels are dense enough to be deadly weapons, and biscuits need an entirely unhealthy amount of butter and honey (although I can't resist Barbara's. Mmmmm...).



PS - Trav is the coolest person I know. Mark Shuttleworth knows who he is, what he's contributed to the Ubuntu community, and specifically said that he wants him onboard a new project for Ubuntu development. Wow. Travis++ (according to Shuttleworth, at least!).

PPS - If you know WHO Mark Shuttleworth is, you'll know why it's so cool. If you don't, quickly stated: he's a slightly eccentric South African billionaire who is currently probably the single largest monetary contributor to truly free, open Linux. Oh yeah, he's also been to space. Because that's what all eccentric South African billionaires do, right?

PPPS - He sounds very nice, according to Trav.

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PS - Trav is the coolest person I know. Mark Shuttleworth knows who he is, what he's contributed to the Ubuntu community, and specifically said that he wants him onboard a new project for Ubuntu development. Wow. Travis++ (according to Shuttleworth, at least!).

That is SOOOO COOOOOOOL!!!
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