Muziktology Proust Questionnaire #14 Games Violet

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

 

Emma: My idea of perfect happiness is getting to travel the world with my music.

 

Alex: I think that happiness is created in the mind and so I imagine that perfect happiness would have to be generated on the inside rather than through achieving or acquiring things. I say this, but I’ve not worked out how to actually reliably do this. I imagine that this is one of the main goals in life.

 

What is your most marked characteristic? 

 

Emma: Perseverance.

 

Alex: I’m not sure I can answer that. I suppose it depends on whether this is a characteristic perceived by others or by myself. I think I’m pretty determined when I set out to do something, so it might be that.

 

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

 

Emma: My greatest achievement is becoming comfortable in my own skin. I think my greatest fear would be losing my hearing.

 

Alex: I’m hoping that my greatest achievement will happen soon. Right now I think it’s learning how to sing (or at least sound any good when singing). I wanted to do this since I was in my early teens but it took me many years to actually make it happen. My greatest fear – I think it’s the classic fear of failure.

 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

 

Emma: Oliver Sacks

Alex: Maybe Franz Kafka

 

Which living person do you most admire? 

 

Emma: I really admire those who dedicate their lives to making this world a better place.

Alex: Elon Musk is pretty impressive alright.

 

Who are your heroes in real life? 

 

Emma: My parents are my heroes.

Alex: My grandmother was an amazing woman. She had to raise five boys on her own.

 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? 

 

Emma: Self-doubt

Alex: The need to keep tweaking and changing things rather than letting them be finished.

 

What is the trait you most deplore in others? 

 

Emma: Falseness

Alex: Arrogance/lack of empathy

 

What is your favorite journey? 

 

Emma: I like remote landscapes and being out in nature, so anything that involves that.

Alex: Not sure I have a favorite

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

 

Emma: I don’t think any are overrated.

Alex: I don’t know.

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 

 

Emma: Alex says that I say ‘sorry’ at practically Canadian levels.

Alex: Emma says that I always say ‘bit by bit’.

 

What is your greatest regret? 

 

Emma: I try not to have regrets.

Alex: I don’t really do regrets, I think you make all kinds of decisions every day, some things work out and some don’t, but I’d struggle to say there’s anything I really regret.

 

What is your current state of mind? 

 

Emma: Creative and excited

Alex: Probably too relaxed

 

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

 

Emma: It would be nice if we lived closer together, I don’t get to see them much right now.

Alex: I’d change their location to America so I could actually see them now and again.

 

What is your most treasured possession? 

 

Emma: My laptop and synths

Alex: The studio that I’ve built up over the last several years, it’s hard to pick one specific thing.

 

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? 

 

Emma: Not being able to create.

Alex: The final M&M.

 

Where would you like to live? 

 

Emma: I’d like to be able to split my time between city life and living completely off the grid

Alex: Between continents

 

What is your favorite occupation? 

 

Emma: Artist/performer

Alex: Clown

 

What is the quality you most like in a man? 

 

Emma: Compassion

Alex: Being sound

 

What is the quality you most like in a woman? 

 

Emma: Same as above

Alex: Also being sound

 

What are your favorite names? 

 

Emma: Don’t have a favorite

Alex: I don’t have a favorite anything

 

What is your motto? 

 

Emma: To myself – ‘You can do it’ (repeat)

Alex: A square is pyramid.

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