Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wot No Questions?

Well it's the end of the RR /'Spill week & I see no questions. Call me a boring traditionalist, but feel we should have some. But it's getting late, so rather than compose a thoughtful, original piece, I'm going to nick them from "Inside The Actor's Studio" & as beardy Lipton stole them from Bernard Pivot who ripped-off Marcel Proust, there should be no complaints. Don't know if you get this show in Europea, but it always amazes me how El Beardo manages to be equally fawning towards a Merryl or a Keanu. Anyhow, here's a little video demo of how it's done:



Here are the questions:

1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
5. What sound or noise do you love?
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
7. What is your favorite curse word?
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
9. What profession would you not like to do?
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Twice the questions, half the effort. Over to you:

46 comments:

CaroleBristol said...

1. What is your favorite word?

Wine

2. What is your least favorite word?

Work

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Music

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Religion

5. What sound or noise do you love?

A cat purring

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

Sarah Kennedy

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Bollocks

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Chef

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Prostitute

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Your suite is ready now, madam

tincanman said...

1. favorite word?
eh

2. least favorite word?
My turn to make the tea

3. turns you on
reading the newspaper

4. turns you off
distraction

5. sound you love?
chips frying

6. sound you hate?
kids after bedtime

7. favorite curse word?
wankers

8. profession other than your own
gentleman of the night

9. profession would you not like?
anything that makes you sweat

10. what would you like to hear God say at the Pearly Gates?
you've been a naughty boy, strap this on and bend over for a spanking

tincanman said...

grr, one day I will remember to click on email followup comments

as you were people

snadfrod said...

Cheers again, Mr 'Gazer. Answers:

1. Conglomerate. Just roll it around your mouth.

2. Slit.

3. Liveness, be it in theatre, music or performance, I am always inspired by the high-wire thrill of disparate elements coming together to form something whole and exhilarating.

4. Safety, demographics, lowest-common-denominatorism.

5. Leather on willow.

6. Any noise made by a car that is about to give up.

7. Tosspiece.

8. Restaurateur. Or lighthouse keeper. Or long-distance lorry driver. Can't decide.

9. Merchant seaman.

10. "Well done."

BalearicBeat said...

1. What is your favourite word?
Sponge
2. What is your least favourite word?
Why? (that's my answer by the way, not an arsey response to the question. See how annoying it is?)
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Being lost in music.
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Being told what to do.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
Peter Hook's bass.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Thom Yorke's voice.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Cockmuncher.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Anything. I'm unemployed.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
See above, with the possible exception of rent-boy. Although I'm ruling nothing out.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Well, you're lucky. We've got an amnesty on this week. Now go and sit over there next to Dawkins and we'll say no more about it."

DarceysDad said...

1. What is your favorite word?
“Daddy”, obviously only when spoken by two girls I know!
2. What is your least favorite word?
“No”.
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Daft question to ask me: music.
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Politics.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
This week I have mostly been listening to the 53secs starting at exactly 3m00s of this
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
My PC’s fan
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Meega Nala Kweesta
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A friend of a friend used to be the Food, Motoring, AND Music Reviewer for a large regional newspaper; I’ll have that one please!
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Anything medical
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
”Well done, and don’t worry about your girls; they’re devastated now but they’ll be OK. Now, you tee off at two (with Shankly & Clough I believe), Paul Prudhomme’s doing the barby at six, and the Hendrix All-Stars are on from seven”.

DarceysDad said...

Whoops. Link in my answer to number 5 went missing.

Go here ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMrCIUUtWHU

... but try to listen to just the segment I said.

snadfrod said...

DsD - what a shout that is. I've just come over all fuzzy. Ta. (P.S. I think it is run closely in terms of impact by the payoff: "I mostly just pray she don't die". But still, awesome.)

sourpus said...

PARENTAL ADVISORY - EXPLICIT CONTENT:

(Yes, it could be one of those)

1) Currently, 'heft' (although 'Minge' has been my lifelong favorite)

2) 'Tights' (or possibly 'Culottes') - either makes me gag, always has...

..What's weird about it?

3) An indefinable quality, present in the following:

- Russian (and Slavic) women
- Rain storms
- Music (obviously) - when it all comes together
- Passionate unity (but no cliquey-ness)

4) As above, for the following:

- meanness
- judgementalism
- tripe and onions

5) The Russian language

6) The Hungarian language (sorry - all sounds are music to me and if I dont dig the rhythms and notes, I want to leave the dance floor)

7) Toss up between 'Perkele' (Finnish word, it actually means 'Satan') and 'Titwank' which I use all the time. Well, you DID ask!

8) Radio presenter. Playing records and talking interesting guests for a living, while hopefully entertaining an audience which has no particular rank or stink gives me a unique buzz as an idea

9) Present day politician

10) In my version, no one says anything and I simply come straight back for another go, wiser, smarter and even better looking...Oi! This is MY fantasy you know!

TonNL said...

1. Serendipity
2. No
3. Music
4. Modern Dutch poetry
5. Church organ
6. The sound of an incoming e-mail on my iPhone, which is about the only sound you can't change.....
7. Nondeju, a local version of the French "nom-de-dieu"...
8. Sheep farmer on Iceland
9. Anything medical, can't stand the sight of blood.....
10. "The bar is open...."
ps. I always thought that it was St. Peter who greeted you at the Pearly Gates, and that God was the barkeeper inside.....

Abahachi said...

1. Melancholy.
2. Nu-
3. Complexity.
4. Bad grammar.
5. The humming of bees.
6. The whining of greyhounds at 5 am.
7. Bugger.
8. Chef.
9. School teacher.
10. "All right, I give in. You win."

B-Mac said...

1. What is your favorite word?

I'll have Sourpus's minge, seeing as he's not using it.

2. What is your least favorite word?

Boast

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

That indefinable thing that is present in great art in whatever form

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Repitition.

5. What sound or noise do you love?

Distorted guitars

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

The words of fools

7. What is your favorite curse word?

MINGE!

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Painter

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Anything involving dull repitition.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Sorry, it's one out, one in just now" or "Your name's not down, you're not coming in"

May1366 said...

1. Coddled
2. Not a word, a phrase: "it's political correctness gone mad."
3. Yep, music here too.
4. Arts Council bureaucracy.
5. My sons' voices (when not nagging, whinging, fighting, talking about WWE etc etc)
6. Obvious, but it has to be James Blunt.
7. (especially coming out of the potty mouths of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as Derek & Clive) Cun-T.
8. I'd like to set up a business promoting gigs in which I perform a wide variety of popular songs in the style of Neil Diamond. It'd be called WWND (What Would Neil Do?) or You Don't Sing Me Covers Anymore. Or I'd like to be the director of the Langley Schools Music Project.
9. Iranian copper seems a pretty crap shift at the moment.
10. "The name's Hoddle, but you can call me Glenn."

May1366 said...

By the way, Shoegazer, I used to watch Up The Actor's Rectum on the old Performance cable channel and remember James Lipton for exactly that quality of indiscriminate fawning: "And now we come, Jason Biggs, to the role in which you, perhaps ahead of any actor of your generation and on a par, if I may say, with any actor from any generation, including Brando, De Niro and Stallone, epitomised the desperate lost soul of contemporary American youth: the loser who gets the girl in the video for Teenage Dirt-Bag." [audience applause]

debbym said...

Mummy (as uttered by my daughter, a girl of few words), retard, sunlight on water, ignorance, children's laughter, the ear-splitter of a telephone that's been left on fax, fuck, backing singer (think Stop Making Sense), cleaner of the cell drunks are put in to dry out, "Your suite is ready and waiting"

Chris said...

1. Favorite word? Used to be 'cutlass'; may now be 'oxymoron'.
2. Least favorite word? All of the business terms created over the last 30 years by corrupting the meaning of perfectly good words: challenge, leverage, incentive, etc etc.
3. Creative, spiritual or emotional turn-on? Those unique moments when you hear or see something that takes your breath away, e.g. an unexpected blesh (where Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Godchaux and Kreutzmann play as if fingers on the same hand).
4. Creative, spiritual or emotional turn-off? It used to be the Top Of The Pops orchestra's attempts to be groovy, but that has now been superseded by Simon Cowell's homogenisation and packaging of popular culture.
5. Sound I love? See 3 above but also the sound of thick air.
6. Sound I hate? After hearing it again in a TV programme about the miners' strike, I realise that Thatcher's voice still fills me with an all-consuming hate.
7. Favorite curse word? Fuck (trad.)
8. Profession to attempt? Cabinet-maker, for the direct relationship between effort and skill put in and product created.
9. Profession not to do? Policeman (although a career as a pOlice seems quite interesting).
10. God says what at the Pearly Gates? 'Welcome to Level 2'.

sourpus said...

B-Mac, you are welcome to my minge (chortle) but doesn't that make God into Kicks Like A Mule? (XL Records rave/electronic duo)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tguP14GMrCA

I hope not, since I know one half of this band pretty well from college and with all due respect, he's just not God material... quite a good businessman though

SkippyisaCult said...

1. What is your favorite word?
Concatenation

2. What is your least favorite word?
Bro'

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Science and Culture

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Idiots

5. What sound or noise do you love?
Music, obviously, and rain on leaves

6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Seagulls

7. What is your favorite curse word?
Fookoff

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Musician

9. What profession would you not like to do?
Any that depend on conning the public

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Ey up, son, you're back.

saneshane said...

1. What is your favorite word? Idiosyncratic.. my art teacher said it about my work at 15.. she then said I could also be a unique idiot… but I loved the word and had to go home and look it up.
2. What is your least favorite word? hate
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? The beautiful and the damaged
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Plastic people plastic thoughts
5. What sound or noise do you love? My sons contented sigh when he finally sleeps
6. What sound or noise do you hate? Gun fire in reality (but it’s f**kin cool in songs!)
7. What is your favorite curse word? Arse wipe
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Once it becomes work it loses its lustre… but I still dream of goalkeeping (football – the English kind)
9. What profession would you not like to do? I’d like the comfort of not doing any thing professionally (some say this is already the case) and would like the opportunity to wipe the foul weather farming, bin man, leaf cleaning, door to door sales, pub cleaner etc etc etc from my memory CV
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Now SON.. YOU really messed up.. that’s the last time I leave you in charge.

treefrogdemon said...

1 Honeysuckle
2 Hopefully (when not used as an adverb)
3 The view from my sunroom
4 The long Scottish winter
5 Bees in my honeysuckle
6 Guns, even if they're only shooting at pheasants
7 Rats
8 Actor, with a permanent contract with the RSC
9 Teacher. Tried it, couldn't do it
10 "I hope you've brought that chilli recipe."

Japanther said...

ah...such clever answers from everyone! Great to read. here we go then:

1. The Japanese word "yoshhh". It just means, "yessss", "woohoo" "hooray", etc, but isn't cheesy and can be used in a variety of situations.

2. panties - there's just something creepy about it.

3. gotta be music for me too. I especially love that moment of hearing something for the first time that just makes you stop dead in your tracks and listen.

4. anything to do with cars

5. laughter

6. fake laughter

7. pissant or cock-knocker

8. radio DJ

9. like Shane, anything that involves ripping people off or screwing people over

10. "welcome to Heaven Records, the underground psychedelic noise section is on the left, on the right at the end of the aisle you'll find the obscure Britpop limited edition one-sided 10" vinyl section........"

Shoegazer said...

Well, this is all going rather well. Very insightful & entertaining reponses so far - as usual.

If anyone's up for a side project, was wondering what sentances could be created from the "word" answers?

Shoegazer said...

Or sentence, even.

Japanther said...

Swells is dead!

I'm stunned and gutted, myself and SKP were avid readers of his NME reviews and I even bought a mail order copy of his book "Tits Out Teenage Terror Totty", it arrived a few days after I sent off for it with a handwritten thank you note from the man himself.

RIP

goneforeign said...

1. Curiosity
2. Can't
3. Articulate, creative, competent and passionate people.
4. Automatons with dead eyes.
5. Louis, Bird, Callas, Nina, Oscar P, BMW et al. It must swing.
6. A stylus skidding across a pristine vinyl surface with the volume up high.
7. I hate to see or hear 'cunt', it's such a demeaning word, I even hate to use it here.
8. Trained musician.
9. Anything that involved conveyor lines.
10. 'We're having a bit of a problem, we're very backed up just now, do you think you could you come back in a few years and perhaps things will be better, we'll make it worth your while'.

steenbeck said...

This is a hard one for me because I have trouble with "favorites" because they demand that I make a choice. So these aren't definitive, but...

1. Viz
2. Slacks
3. Emotional Honesty (does that sound cheezy)
4. Cynical emotional manipulation
5. A veery singing. And my boys laughing, and...
6. Whining, at the moment. Driving me out of my mind.
7. Fuck
8.It would be fun to be a food & travel writer.
9. Torturer/executioner
10.EVery little thing's gonna be alright.

B-Mac said...

ONE OF THE BEACH BOYS JUST EMAILED US!!!!

What the?!?!!?!?!!?!!?!

ToffeeBoy said...

1. Sleep
2. Work
3. Beauty
4. Noise
5. The sound of children playing
6. A different sound of children playing
7. Fuck
8. Teacher
9. The one I'm doing now
10. Richard Dawkins was right, I don't exist ...

gordonimmel said...

Short and sweet and plucked out of the air......

1. Zimbabwe (shame about the politics)
2. Spider
3. Music
4. Work
5. The cork coming out of a bottle of wine
6. A fork scraping a spoon (or any other metal-on-metal sound) but especially that.
7. Bollocks (or 'Chuff' if I'm in semi-polite company)
8. Archaeologist
9. Anything in 'Sales'
10. 'Told You So!'

treefrogdemon said...

It's not sourpus again, is it?

FP said...

Big up to Shoey for nicking Beardy Lipton's/ Mr Pivot's questions. I also love the tones of reverence he uses when saying to Sharon Stone "And tell us about.. Catherine Tramell" (syncophantic applause). Here goes:
1. Libellule (dragonfly in French - say it)
2. Nazi. Horrific sound like the concept.
3. Being in lerrrrv.
4. General despair at Man's folly and mismanagement of our planet.
5. Frogprince singing to himself. Totally tuneless but indicates inner contentment like a cat purring.
6. A child crying - you feel so helpless.
7. Oh FUCK!
8. Something graphicy arty - love to learn the software and have a humungus Mac the size of a small island to play with.
9. Any of the health care professions - not made of stern enough stuff.
10. That's ice and lemon in the G'n'T?

Blimpy said...

@tfd - not quite, hit refresh! i think i jumped the gun a wee bit without doing some proper research!!

Shoey said...

1. Been unable to get "Buttocks" out of my head. Le's go with the less worrying "'Spill"
2. Authority
3. Never know what the next trigger is going to be. The joy of being alive - sure beats the alternative.
4. Petty meanness
5. Birdsong
6. Traffic
7. Motherfu**er
8. At this point, almost anything else
9. Sales (guess what I'm doing, folks)
10. "Would you like to go round again?"

treefrogdemon said...

Well, you wouldn't be alone in that

Blimpy said...

i shoulda said:

"ONE OF THE ***guys that wrote songs with the*** BEACH BOYS JUST EMAILED US!!!!

What the?!?!!?!?!!?!!?!"

Blimpy said...

@sourpus - yep, yep, yep.

Blimpy said...

@japanther - no way?!?! seriously? i own "terror totty" too - swells has been nearby my WHOLE LIFE it can't be true?!

DarceysDad said...

@ Blimpy re Beach Boys' associate - come on man, 'Spill 'em .... !

Tim (Kalyr) said...

1. Defenestrate
2. Moist.
3. Music (of course)
4. Bigotry
5. Apart from music, the sound of an English Electric 12CSVT on full power
6. Soap opera arguments
7. Bollocks!
8. Something more creative than being a software tester.
9. Anything monotonous and repetitive with no scope for imagination or creativity.
10. The Hendrix, Lynott and Moon trio are on tonight!

DarceysDad said...

Ah ... I see you already did.

Sorry.

"i think i jumped the gun a wee bit without doing some proper research!!", or in my case, without even reading further down my inbox. D'oh!

Blimpy said...
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snadfrod said...

This has been a strange, strange day. Speng, Swells and Stephen Kalinich. Yikes.

I've just got in from a lovely afternoon queueing outside Wimbledon. I even got to go in for about two hours, but the queueing really was very special...

snadfrod said...

Oh my. Just seen the Michael Jackson thing. Really, really, really strange.

AliMunday said...

1. Thank you (OK, that's 2 words)
2. I'm with Chris on the business terms.
3. Music, walking, gardening
4. Figure work, junk food
5. Birdsong
6. Screaming engines / heavy traffic
7. B*llocks!!
8. Landscape gardener
9. Accountant
10. Your mum and dad are waiting for you in the lobby.

mnemonic said...

1. What is your favorite word?

Epiplectic (carphology comes a close second)

2. What is your least favorite word?

Txtspeak

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Great live performance in any genre

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Sentimentality

5. What sound or noise do you love?

Drums

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

Anything high pitched and screeching, small children, yappy dogs, police sirens, fire alarms

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Bugger

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Running a small music venue (think Cafe Oto or Luminaire)

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Call Centre

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"We've weeded your garden for you"

cauliflower said...

This was fun! Here are mine...

1. words: caoutchouc mousse
2. least favorite word: whilst
3. turn on: sea-sky horizons
4. turn off: bigots. rubberwear.
5. sound love: sea and birdsong
6. sound hate: other people's headphones
7. curse: shitfuck
8. profession yes: smallholding farmer in a cold country
9. profession no: scuba diver
10. God says: you were right not to believe, have a free pass for another ride.