Muziktology’s Proust Questionnaire #4 The Danse Society

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Maeth: Being at peace with myself no matter what.

Paul: Being in creative mode and making something special

What is your most marked characteristic?

Maeth: Unpredictably creative.

Paul: Patience

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Maeth: Being immune from outside influences of any kind, especially mass media.

Paul: The last Danse Society album ‘VI’

What is your greatest fear?

Maeth: That my loved ones suffer.

Paul: The only thing to fear is fear itself

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Maeth: Imhotep. He was an exceptional crossbreed between science and spirituality being an architect, a surgeon and a priest. Rarely both sides of the brain work at the same time like that.

Paul: I’m not related but I think Paul Nash (the painter) was creatively ahead of his time and I like to think that I am producing work that will be looked upon favorably in the future

Which living person do you most admire?

Maeth: a few months ago I would have answered David Bowie. Helen Mirren. Her timeless class and attitude are a role model for any woman that wishes to remain feminine and still retain the right strength of character.

Paul: Right now I really admire what Jeremy Corbyn is trying to do to bring a little bit of compassion and empathy back to the country.

 Who are your heroes in real life?

Maeth: any person who can still preserve empathy in their heart and put it above materialistic commodities and self-feeding narcissism.

Paul: People who ‘pay it forward’ and do things for others selflessly

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Maeth: when I reach the rare point of feeling vindictive. I know I should simply be able to forgive anyone but still can’t, sadly.

Paul: I can be quite single-minded at times I guess

 What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Maeth: cowardice. It’s unforgivable.

Paul: Jealousy

What is your favorite journey?

Maeth: astral projections. Any time.

Paul: Along the coast

 What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Maeth: material richness because money doesn’t really exist, it’s just a delusional tool to empower people to harm others most of the times somehow.

Paul: Any materialistic driven one

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? .

Maeth: some swearwords I’m sure you wouldn’t be happy to read here.

Paul: I told you I was right 😉

What is your greatest regret?

Maeth: Not having put to sleep one of my dogs when it was time. I waited for a few days more and she went just a few minutes before I was back home alone. I’ll never forgive myself for that. I genuinely thought she could have lived longer, yet still I know I should have let her go.

Paul: I have no regrets they are pointless

What is your current state of mind?

Maeth: detached from the world, rather aloof. A bit of a Major Tom hovering in space. Lots going on (mostly  nice stuff though!).

Paul: Happy and pensive

 If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

Maeth: nothing. It is ok as it is with its natural ups and downs that make it real. However, if you mean the family I come from, I wish my parents were less unstable.

Paul: we would be closer (geographically) together

What is your most treasured possession?

Maeth: my Familiar (dog). I also have ancient family jewels but there’s no comparison. The dog always wins.

Paul: my partner J

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Maeth: cowardice; that wrong attitude that pushes people to be dishonest for mere ego satisfaction regardless other being’s feelings.

Paul: having no hope

Where would you like to live?

Maeth: I live where I want to live. If I ever change mind I will move.

Paul: I am happy where I am (on the beautiful Yorkshire East Coast) but f I was to move it would have to be still coastal and probably warmer climate wise.

What is your favorite occupation?

Maeth: Artist. And by artist I don’t mean only musician. Even building my fountain in the garden is part of me being an artist. Anything that unleashes creativity in the mind is arts for me. Art is the fingerprint of my soul.

Paul: Creative

 What is the quality you most like in a man?

Maeth: a loyal and kind heart, paired with acute intelligence and a dominant sexual nature. Basically the one who can respect the lady, fuck the whore and protect the little kid in me. Sorry I couldn’t have put this in a clean way without losing the emphasis.

Paul: Loyalty and humour

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Maeth: same as above, minus the sexual nature because I am straight.

Paul: Curves 😉

What are your favorite names?

Maeth: Fiore, my Familiar’s name. It means Flower in Italian.

Paul: I have no preferences

What is your motto?

Maeth: The dog always wins.

Paul: Be respectful to your past, excited about your future but live for the moment!

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