Richard Anuszkiewicz




Richard Anuszkiewicz

Kenneth Noland

"He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad."

This "interview" was done in 2002 for inclusion in promotional material for the band, Superhero.

Q: Where were you born?

A: I dont remember, I was too young. Rumour has it that it was somewhere around my mum's midsection.

Q: Family?

A: I am mostly pro-family but it depends on my mood.

Q: What was your first job?

A: Conning my little brother out of his stuff. Pretty lucrative. I have never been as rich since.

Q: What is your current favorite CD?

A: In my cd player right now is Bush: The Golden State. I really like the BeOS installation cd... Ummm, Pink Floyd, Space Team Electra... The whirr of the hard drive as it looks for data.

Q: What about your favorite all time CD?

A: What kind of person do you think I am? Monogamy is for small-minded people. What are you really asking? Are you prying into my influences? If so, then 7 people have directly affected my musical art: Brian Eno, Trent Reznor, Ben Burtt, David Torn, John Cage, Ron Pellegrino, and Michael Knott.

Q: What is your worst habit?

A: Filling out surveys.

Q: What is your 2nd worst habit?

A: Pretending to be interested.

Q: Tell us your most embarrassing moment.

A: Embarrassing to me or those around me?

Q: How about your best vacation?

A: The last one. Or maybe the next one. Hmmm...

Q: Do you have a favorite food?

A: Whatever is in front of me that fits in my mouth.

Q: How many car/bike accidents have there been and can you explain how they happened?

A: According to Government Transportation Statistics there were 58 000 car/bike collisions last year. Do you really want me to explain how they happened?

Q: Name your favorite movie.

A: "sex, lies and videotape" "In the Company of Men" (what was the question again?)

Q: Favorite cartoon?

A: Looney Tunes, Pink Panther, Mike Grell's stuff, The Congressional Report.

Q: Favorite song?

A: I wonder as I wander. Although I am also partial to the Londonderry Air. The laughter of a beautiful woman. The purr of a beautiful cat. The Windows startup chime. Owl calls. Anything by Kermit the Frog.

Q: Favorite Restaurant?

A: If you're paying, anywhere you want.

Q: Favorite TV show?

A: TV? Isnt that the abbreviation for Tuvalu?

Q: Favorite drink?

A: Mostly I prefer wet drinks. But I will drink a dry one sometimes.

Q: Favorite dance?

A: The ones that other people do - especially when under pressure (either internal or external)

Q: Favorite quote?

A: Does this make me look fat? Where have all the colors gone? Turn me down in the monitor, please. That sounded like crap. I've got a bad feeling about this. Trust me. He isnt a tame lion. (God comes up with a lot of good quotes - especially in the book of Job)

Q: Favorite color?

A: Grey & Yellow followed by Black & White. I like the color of skin.

Q: Favorite place to visit?

A: I go to the kitchen alot...

Q: Favorite car?

A: The offroad kinds.

Q: Why do you ride a bike?

A: Because horses are hard to maintain. And I dont have a girlfriend.

Q: Why do you not have a driver's license?

A: Because like the aborigine, I believe that the act of getting a drivers license made steals your soul.

Q: Favorite smurf and why?

A: I mostly prefer the blue ones. The black and white ones are OK, too.

Q: What other things do you besides playing in a famous rock band?

A: I fill out a lot of stupid surveys. Interviews take up a lot of time. But mostly I sit in front of the mirror and groom myself.

Q: Do you have a favorite hair color?

A: For me or for other people? Grey, I guess - although I have a thing for albinos.

Q: Tell us about your high school acting career...

A: (It was all an act.) What have you heard? Hey! How was I to know she would turn right then? These things can happen to anybody.

Q: How many times a week do you walk?

A: What do you mean? I walk everywhere. Are you suggesting that I ride my bike in my house? I walk to the kitchen, to the bathroom, to the living room, the garage...

Q: Favorite sports team?

A: The underdog.

Q: Do you even know any sports teams?

A: Are the "Underdogs" a team? I'm not much of a team player and I dont derive much pleasure in watching grown men demean themselves in front of millions of people for millions of dollars...

Q: What is your real name?

A: We are the Q Continuum.

Q: Tell us about your childhood...

A: You will have to talk to my therapist about that one.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: It hasnt really changed since the last time you asked me this... Umm, Are you going to eat that?

Q: Tell us something you have never told anyone before.

A: "Kiss me, Jack. Kiss me like it means something."

Q: What special sound effects do you have?

A: They are all special to me - each in its own unique way.

Q: What is your sound equipment of choice?

A: I prefer the good stuff. I cant stand mixing on the crappy stuff.

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