Tuesday, February 20, 2007
a meeting, venus infers
here we go...!
Full name, first name, or initials:
durham and elsewhere
does that need to be answered?
shaken, but not stirred.
Why do you read/write the blog?:
on b&b's suggestion. and because we like the publicity.
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
butternut and squash risotto with roasted almonds at gobo in manhattan? does that count?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
darcy and eliza, the venus in furs, julius (not the monkey, but the novel)...
Who are your favorite characters in history?
duchamp, the surrealists (well, ok, some of them).
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
anna nicole smith! and anita.
Your favorite musician?
an unfair question indeed! fela kuti, miles, jorge ben, bjork, laetitia sadier.
and of course, burt & hal & dionne.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
certainly not reconciling expenses nor filing taxes
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What would you like to be?
a renowned palmist and jetsetteur
In what country would you like to live?
maybe somewhere warm
What is your favorite color?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
i do not regard it.
What is your favorite bird?
the bird of paradise.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
mishima, genet, bryce echenique, silvina ocampo...
Who are your favorite poets?
apollinaire, huidobro, yoko ono, the concrete poets...
What are your favorite names?
azul, olivia, sylvie (or sylvia), constantino
What is it you most dislike?
hateful ignorance and provincialism.
What historical figures do you most despise?
we can dislike all the francos of the world, but what about those who supported them in the first place?
a most unfortunate question.
How would you like to die?
nikki de saint-phalle once thought about going out on a picnic to a glaciar in a cocktail dress, having a bottle of champagne and some sleeping pills.
i'd rather be warmer, though.
What is your present state of mind?
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
day-dreaming and procrastination!
What is your motto?
as for this moment, never leave for today what you can do tomorrow.