Muziktology Proust Questionnaire #23 Hubris.

Jonathan Hohl, composer and guitar player for hubris.

Nathan Gros, composer and drummer for hubris.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Jonathan: Being in nature on a cloudless, mildly-hot summer day with a person dear to me and a nice fresh beverage in my hands.

Nathan: Being in an unwavering physical and emotional state as well as having great and stable relationships with your family and friends.

What is your most marked characteristic? 

Jonathan: I am constantly cheerful, yet easily irritable.

Nathan: I am a perfectionist.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Jonathan: Having been able to connect some on an emotion-level through my music.

Nathan: My work as a sound engineer and musician.

What is your greatest fear? 

Jonathan: My greatest fear is to lose the ability to play music.

Nathan: My greatest fear is to fail to reach my goals in life.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Jonathan: Even though I am from his hard-working standards, I’ve always admired the dedication and undying determination of Benjamin Franklin.

Nathan: Nobody.

Which living person do you most admire? 

Jonathan: I wish I could have answered this question three years ago and said David Bowie. Second choice would probably be Marilyn Manson.

Nathan: My mother.

Who are your heroes in real life? 

Jonathan: My dad and my godfather.

Nathan: My family and my friends.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? 

Jonathan: I get anxious about the minutest things.

Nathan: The anxiety that my perfectionism causes.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? 

Jonathan: Being judgmental.

Nathan: The majority’s perception of how an emotional relationship should work.

What is your favorite journey? 

Jonathan: From my home to my dad’s holiday house in the South of France.

Nathan: My trip to Burkina Faso with my father.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

Jonathan: Honesty. It should be a given.

Nathan: Kindness.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 

Jonathan: Tag questions “innit / doesn’t it / did he” etc.

Nathan: The F word.

What is your greatest regret? 

Jonathan: None. But if I could change anything, I would have done a different apprenticeship. But at the same time, I might not be where I am now, so really none.

Nathan: To have slowly decreased my health because of my jobs.

What is your current state of mind? 

Jonathan: Worried.

Nathan: Calm.

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

Jonathan: Too personal.

Nathan: I wish to see them more often.

What is your most treasured possession? 

Jonathan: My Gibson SG.

Nathan: My drumkit.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? 

Jonathan: Being alone.

Nathan: Being alone.

Where would you like to live? 

Jonathan: I’ll always feel the most at home in Switzerland. I wouldn’t mind living anywhere though.

Nathan: At my place.

What is your favorite occupation? 

Jonathan: Playing music. Hiking and playing ice-hockey come close.

Nathan: Music.

What is the quality you most like in a man? 

Jonathan: Humbleness.
Nathan: Decision-making.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? 

Jonathan: Humbleness.

Nathan: Tenderness.

What are your favorite names? 

Jonathan: Sam, Gandalf, Aragorn.

Nathan: None.

What is your motto? 

Jonathan: Always have fun.

Nathan: Always remember to be crazy.

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