Chris Strouth’s Proust Questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Enough money to do what i want, but not enough to have it be a liability.

What is your greatest fear?
its a tie loneliness and misunderstanding

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
selfishness…well racism…but the sort of has its roots in selfishness, doesn’t it?

Which living person do you most admire?
Nick Lowe, hiswork just gets better, he shows that aga isnt ta liability, it is an asset

What is your greatest extravagance?
clothes, the downside of a moddish background

What is your current state of mind?
good, bad , indifferent…one of thise

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

On what occasion do you lie?
only likes of politeness, and petty misdemeanor sins of omission that only require half a hail mary

What is your favorite journey?
to go be in a room full of people that i love

Which living person do you most despise?
Donald Trump

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“So I have an idea” that and sadly “but it doesn’t have a budget…”

Which talent would you most like to have?
to be a better musician, i play with amazing astounding super technically proficient people, and i am a hack

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
making a living as an artist and not going mad in the process

What is your most treasured possession?
my wedding ring

What is your favorite occupation?
artist, in the true sense of the word

What is your most marked characteristic?
pacing, and joking often at the same time

Who are your favorite writers?
Off the top of my head Collin Macinnes, Alan Watts,Dylan Thomas, TS Elliot, William Shakespeare, Herman Hesse, David Toop

Who are your favorite musicians?
Besides the ones i play with? I’ll do this in terms of sentimental favorites- Mick Jones, Nick Lowe, Paul Weller, Scott Walker, Carol King, Pete Townsend, Alex Turner, John Cale, Graham Parsons, George Clinton, Lou Reed, and James Brown are my Holy Trinity

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Batman- he is always compulsively trying to do the right thing, and doing it the right way

Who are your heroes in real life?
Jean Cocteau, Marcel Du Champ, Barack Obama,Orson WellesMy Great Grandfather Richard Thiel, and my wife

What is your favorite motto?
To thine ownself be hip

If not yourself, who would you be?
someone else, but that seems an unlikely outcome