- Q Questionnaire (Q Magazine, Jan. 1995)
reprinted without permission
What's the first thing you do when you wake up
in the morning?
|Who would you have
play you in a film?
Richard Burton (as he is now).
Pick five words that describe yourself?
Loving, lovable, lovely, lovelorn, loveless.
Is there one piece of criticism that sticks in your mind?
"Morrissey conveys all the worst aspects of bestiality fused with homosexuality." Santa Monica Reporter, 1992. As if simply conveying basic bestiality couldn't satisfy me -- but no, I had to plunge for the very worst aspects! (I later wondered how this writer might describe the best aspects of bestiality.)
Do you believe in God?
I try to.
What is your most unpleasant characteristic?
Unlimited self-sabotage, morbid self-revelation, deadly accurate intuition, barriers of reserve.
What is your greatest fear?
That this is as good as life gets.
What ambitions do you still have to fulfil?
I'd like to have a sex life, if possible.
Are you afraid of failure?
My space in the dustbin of history somehow seems assured.
What do you never leave home without?
I never leave home.
Who is your best male friend and your best female friend?
Well, I wonder.
Who would you most like to meet?
What music would you have played at your funeral?
John Betjeman reciting A Child Ill.
When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see?
A pleasure yet to come.
Do you have anything to declare?
They can kill me, but they can't stop me ... and so forth.