21 Questions with
By Christopher Kennedy
December 02, 2011
Please explain what just happened.
I was just told to “Keep it secret, keep it safe!”
What is your earliest memory?
Tripping over the hose and breaking my collarbone for the first of four times.
If you weren’t a musician / writer, what other profession would you choose?
I’d make a great king.
Is there a time you wish you’d lied?
No, lies are too much work.
What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?
Start going to a therapist—now, please.
If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.
What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?
From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?
My wife and kids.
Name three books that have impacted your life.
Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
Modesty Blaise, by Peter O’Donnell.
Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada.
If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?
Star-gazing in Big Sur.
How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?
I’ve played two-hand touch football with Gwen Stefani, who’s married to Gavin Rossdale, who acted in the film Constantine, which also starred Keanu Reeves, who starred in the Matrix with Laurence Fishburne, who was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon.
What makes you feel most guilty?
Disappointing the ones I love.
How do you incorporate the work of other artists into your own?
Please explain the motivation/inspiration behind 1950s Radio in Color – The Lost Photographs of Deejay Tommy Edwards.
I wanted to pay tribute and give the proper recognition to Tommy Edwards, the 1950s Cleveland deejay responsible for perhaps the most important photographic and written documentation of the 20th century music that has ever been produced.
What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?
You don’t have to be in pain.
List your favorite in the following categories: Comedian, Musician, Author, Actor.
Comedian: Martin Short.
Musician: Brian Wilson.
Author: J.D. Salinger.
Actor: Montgomery Clift.
If you had complete creative license and an unlimited budget, what would your next project be?
Find the perfect property; design and build a modern home.
What do you want to know?
Why is yawning contagious?
What would you like your last words to be?
I love you.
Please explain what will happen.
Jack Klugman loves my book.
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