Muziktology’s Proust Questionnaire #8 Oh Hiroshima

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

 

Leif: Happiness for me is being able to do what you love. Also having a cold beer on a hot summer day.

Simon: Being loved and being healthy.

 

What is your most marked characteristic?

 

Leif: Probably that I’m an idealist.

Simon: I have to make everything into a joke. But I’m gonna try my best to be serious in this questionnaire.

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?

 

Leif: Greatest achievement: Developing the band together with the others. Greatest fear: To lie on my deathbed wishing I could’ve done more. Also spiders.

Simon: Not being a horrible person (I hope). My greatest fear would be having family and friends taken away from me in any way, shape or form.

 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

 

Leif: I’ve never identified myself with a historical figure. Franz Kafka maybe.

Simon: Drake – effortlessly cool and charming, but sensitive and introspective, and with very little street cred. That’s obviously me. (And I know he’s not historical. Yet. It’s inevitable.)

 

Which living person do you most admire?

 

Leif: Bernie Sanders.

Simon: Jesus Christ.

 

Who are your heroes in real life?

 

Leif: My friends and family. Spider-man.

Simon: Jesus Christ.

 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

 

Leif: My low self-esteem.

Simon: I’m prone to procrastinate. Like, a lot. A lot lot..

 

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

 

Leif: Greed.

Simon: Being boring. And ignorant.

 

What is your favorite journey?

 

Leif: Hiking in Death Valley.

Simon: Homeward.

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

 

Leif: Beauty.

Simon: I guess they all have their merits. That’s why they’re virtues.

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? .

 

Leif: ”Fuck.”

Simon: ”Så pass.” (Can’t be translated.)

 

What is your greatest regret?

 

Leif: Not finishing university when I had no other obligations.

Simon: Procrastinating things, big or small.

 

What is your current state of mind?

 

Leif: Content.

Simon: Content. Kinda thirsty.

 

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

 

Leif: Having closer relationships.

Simon: Our DNA. We’re all kinda short. We’re an ok bunch of people in other aspects.

 

What is your most treasured possession?

 

Leif: My guitar.

Simon: Considering how my heart rate spikes whenever I lose it, if only for just a second, I’m gonna have to say my iPhone. But it, and everything else I have, are replaceable. I do enjoy my bike though.

 

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

 

Leif: Being unhappy with my life.

Simon: Absence of love.

 

Where would you like to live?

 

Leif: Anywhere as long as I’m happy. Preferably in a busy city.

Simon: Near friends and family. Somewhere quiet.

 

What is your favorite occupation?

 

Leif: Being a teacher.

Simon: Creating.

 

What is the quality you most like in a man?

 

Leif: Loyalty.

Simon: Humor, honesty, reliability.

 

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

 

Leif: Honesty.

Simon: Humor, honesty, reliability.

 

What are your favorite names?

 

Leif: Aurora, Rosetta, Chelsea.

Simon: [insert future wife’s name here], or Rihanna.

 

What is your motto?

 

Leif: ”Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Simon: Love God, love people.

 

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