Muziktology Proust Questionnaire #11 Red Light, Skyscraper!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

 

Jacopo – To love my job and to live in peace with other people.

 

Carlo – Actually I’m grateful for what I have every day, but If I could ask for the future I would see me travelling around the world for music. This is my idea of happiness.

 

Matteo – To be in peace with myself, feeling still and satisfied.

 

Leonardo – For me happiness is the sum of several factor: play my music, reach my objective, know new people, learn always new things etc…

 

What is your most marked characteristic?

 

Jacopo – Patience.

 

Carlo – For sure the determination, the capacity to follow an objective to finally catch it.

 

Matteo – Stubbornness.

 

Leonardo – I think irony, I’ am so ironic, specially whit myself!

 

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

 

Jacopo – To travel the entire world as a musician / To have no friends.

 

Carlo – The graduation has been one of the most important achievement for me, but I think this is a dynamic question which answer depend on the life stage.

 

Matteo – To turn my life – long passion into a profession. My greatest fear is to fail this aim.

 

Leonardo – In the short period finish my academics and music studies, in the future being a musician and travel all around the world. My greatest fear is surely fail my objectives.

 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

 

Jacopo – Ugo Foscolo.

 

Carlo – I don’t have a good example.

 

Matteo – Leonardo da Vinci.

 

Leonardo – I don’t have a good example; but I really admire historical characters like George Orwell or musician like Cliff Burton.

 

Which living person do you most admire?

 

Jacopo – Stuart Braithwaite.

 

Carlo – There’s not a single person but a pool of people who manage to guide thousands of other people with music, art and science.

 

Matteo – John Bonham.

 

Leonardo – I admire every person that in his life has a great ideal or great objectives and perseveres to catch them, even in difficulties.

 

Who are your heroes in real life?

 

Jacopo – My parents.

 

Carlo – They are the same of the previous question, I could say some names but I want to avoid the possibility to forget someone.

 

Matteo – Poor people that everyday struggle for existence.

 

Leonardo – There’s not a single person but as David Bowie said “We can be Heroes, just for one day”, so I can say that in my life I’ve met a lot of Heroes!

 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

 

J – Sometimes I’m too much polite.

 

C – Sometimes I’m stakhanovite.

 

M – Anxiety.

 

L – In some situation I’m so insecure!

 

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

 

J – Injustice.

 

C – Definitely the laziness.

 

M – Disrespectful people.

 

L – Certainly the dishonesty.

 

What is your favorite journey?

 

J – I’d like to go to Japan.

C – A journey where stops are on big stages with plenty of public.

 

M – My favorite journey is meet customs and habits of different cultures of the world.

 

L – A journey where I can found a lot of good music and new people to meet.

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

 

J – Piety.

 

C – Generosity is used by some people to show off.

 

M – Pride.

 

L – The “Politically Correct”.

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

 

J – “ahahaha”.

 

C – I’ve no doubt, “celogiriamo” is one of them, our band’s Mantra.

 

M – “Whoever stops, is lost”.

 

L – “Necessary and Sufficient Conditions”. I’ve also gave this title to one of our song!

 

 What is your greatest regret?

 

J – I start listening – serious music – only at the age of 14!

 

C – The fact that I met my actual music mates too late.

 

M – It could be the missing of my personal goals.

 

L –  I’ve started to play bass guitar when I was 16 years, I would have liked to start seriously it before.

 

What is your current state of mind?

 

J – Determined.

 

C – Follow what your life put in your hands, especially if it makes you happy.

 

M – I see people in a thoughtful way. I always get to the root of the things to catch their essence.

L – In this moment I’m so thoughtful, because in this period I often reflect about my life.

 

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

 

J – I think it would be having my father as my guitar teacher!

 

C – None, I don’t need to change anything.

 

M – Their sense of responsibility.

 

L – I’m sorry, but this answer is so personal.

 

What is your most treasured possession?

 

J – A giant house with a dedicated room for guitars, basses, amps, pedals, synths and various musical instruments!

C – This is a rhetorical question… music.

 

M – Music.

 

L – My bass guitar, whit it I can communicate my feelings, my emotion, play and create my music.

 

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

 

J – Blindness or deafness.

 

C – Stupidity.

 

M – I guess that hate and violence are the lowest depth of misery.

 

L – Idiocy.

 

Where would you like to live?

 

J – Berlin, but Italy’s not so bad!

 

C – In a place where there’s a mild weather, I love spring and sun but I hate the excess.

 

M – Italy.

 

L – I love Tuscany (my country), I think that I never would live in a big city or in a Metropolis.

 

 What is your favorite occupation?

 

J – Playing the guitar.

 

C – I’d like to be a musician.

 

M – Musician.

 

L – It’s so easy: musician!

 

What is the quality you most like in a man?

 

J – Sincerity.

 

C – A strong personality.

 

M – Humility.

 

L – Determination and honesty.

 

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

 

J – Determination.

 

C – Womanliness and sweetness.

 

M – Frankness.

 

L – Intelligence and empathy.

 

What are your favorite names?

 

J –Noemi, Aurora, Giovanni, Jacopo.

 

C – Aurora.

 

M – Carlotta.

 

L – Leonardo… ok I’m a bit egocentric!

 

What is your motto?

 

J – “You are what you choose to be”.

 

C – “Each man is the architect of his own fate” and “Only a reason big enough can overcome any hurdle”.

 

M – “Where there is a will, there is a way”.

 

L – “It might as well try it anyway!”.

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