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I is an interviewer.

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What are your influences?
Really boring questions and dull interviewers who do no research before an interview.

So why did you get into music?
So why did you get into interviewing?

When is the next album out?
Read the press release.

What school did you go to?
The school of intelligent questions.

What inspires you?
The thought that this interview will end soon.

How do you get ready for a gig?

Where did you grow up?

What is the title of your new record?
“I don’t read press releases before I conduct interviews”.

What is your favourite colour?
Relevancy Red.

Do you tour often?
Do you have the internet?

It says on Wikipedia you are controversial, are you?
Not in any way whatsoever.

Are you cool?
Are you radical?

Who are your favourite local bands?
Who are your favourite local journalists?

If you could be any type of animal what would you be?
A deaf snake so I couldn’t hear your fucking stupid questions anymore.

So who are your influences.
What is the broadest question you can think of right now?

How long have you been together?
I just got myself together then.

You sound like “The Cure”, do you like “The Cure”?
You sound like a moron? Are you a daft?

6 Responses to I is an interviewer.

  1. Bianca September 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    It is annoying how in Brisbane it seems to matter what suburb you grew up in / what high school you went to though.

  2. ed September 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I had to take a Brisbane street press writer to task over that first question earlier in the week (hi if you’re reading!) who tweeted/Facebooked that he was interviewing someone later in the week but had no idea what the interviewee had been up to recently and did anyone have any questions.

  3. Ed September 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    These are all real questions I’ve been asked.

  4. Princess Stomper September 17, 2010 at 5:05 am

    You’ve just given me a great idea for a future blog post – counting up certain repetitive questions asked of certain artists and aggregating their responses. 😀

  5. Joseph Kyle December 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    @Princess: I interviewed someone a few years ago, and it was the first interview that had been scheduled for his soon-to-be-released record. When he mentioned that fact, i suggested that this would be a test-run for what kind of questions he’d soon be answering on a regular basis. He and I joked about it, saying that I should interview him six months later, to see what/how his answers would be like…

    Though we were kidding around, as i think of it, that would be a brilliant thing…

  6. Joseph Kyle December 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Ed, I loved this piece. I loved it because it highlights the absurdity of many interviewers. What’s great about it also is that a number of those questions are fair, legitimate ones to ask….in a proper way. To come out and ask, “who are your favorite local bands” is boring and stupid….but had said subject been talking about their scene, it would be fair. Rule of thumb: the words for your next question should be found in the words of your subject’s last answer.

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