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Proust Questionnaire

Updated: May 14, 2020

Vanity Fair has always been one of my favorite magazines with it’s collection of brilliant writers and photographers. At the end of every issue is the Proust Questionnaire, Lindsay dared me to do it, so here it is:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Creating in any medium, new love, old friends

What is your greatest fear?

Being late

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Deploring myself

What is the trait you most deplore in others?


Which living person do you most admire?

Lindsay Malachowski

What is your greatest extravagance?

Gibson guitars and John Varvatos menswear

What is your current state of mind?

Cautiously hopeful

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


On what occasion do you lie?

I seldom lie


What do you most dislike about your appearance?

My appearance

Which living person do you most despise?

Donald Trump

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Words and music and my daughter

When and where were you happiest?

Christmas Day December 2019 in Honolulu, January 8th, 1985 in Salem,

Which talent would you most like to have?

Singing better

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

My tendency to talk over people

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Not dying

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

My daughter’s dog Edie

Where would you most like to live?

London, Joshua Tree, New York City, anywhere in California or Hawaii

What is your most treasured possession?

My 1961 Gibson Les Paul

What do you regard as the lowest depths of misery?

That time I spent 3 weeks in Harlem Hospital following a botched medical procedure.

What is your favorite occupation?

Playing the guitar, writing, producing

What is your most marked characteristic?

Eternal optimism

What do you most value in your friends?


Who are your favorite writers?

Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemmingway, Bob Dylan, Emmet Fox

Who is your hero of fiction?

Sal Paradise, Dorothy Gale, Bill Horton, Roger Davis

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Robert Johnson

Who are your heroes in real life?

John F Kennedy, Barak Obama, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

What are your favorite names?


What is it that you most dislike?

Donald Trump supporters/enablers

What is your greatest regret?

Wasting precious time under the influence of drugs and alcohol, clouding and veiling my actual experiences.

How would you like to die?

When I’m done

What is your favorite journey?

Crossing the Hudson on the George Washington Bridge in route to the West Side Highway, biking the perimeter of Stanley Park, biking the Central Park loop, Rt. 212 into Woodstock, traveling too fast on the Autobahn, riding slowly along Rt 6 into Provincetown

What is your motto?

Something really amazing is right around the corner ….

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