Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Q&A with Queen Ashley

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For their book "Influences" Queen Ashley and The Other One took the "An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, etc." questionnaire popularized by French writer Marcel Proust. As a whole Queen's answers aren't really suprising (reflective and business minded). And I definetly have to agree with her choice for favorite heroine in literature: Estella from Great Expectations. I relate more to that character than any other in the history of fiction. Anyway, here are Queen Ashley's questions and answers. If you'd like to read The Other One's responses, click here
Your most marked characteristic?
"possessing a creative business mind"

The quality you most like in a man?
"sense o humor"

The quality you most like a woman?
"empowered, but not strong sense self (sense of humor)"

What do you most value in your friends?
"honesty + loyalty"

What is your principle defect?
"socially awkward"

What is your favorite occupation?
"every occupation"

What is your dream of happiness?
"being happy (which I am) - rock band has helped"

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
"death"

What you would like to be?
"'a wise woman' -Lauren Hutton"

In what country would you like to live?
"France"

What is your favorite color?
"black"

What is your favorite flower?
"peonies"

What is your favorite bird?
"bald eagle"

Who are you favorite prose writers?
"Jane Austen"

Who are your favorite poets?
"Freud"

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
"Christopher Guest"

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
"Estella from 'Great Expectations'"

Who are you favorite composers?
"Eddie Vedder, Thom Yorker, Ben Harper"

Who are your favorite painters?
"Picasso, George Condo, Cy Thombly"

Who are your heroes in real life
"DVF, Lauren Hutton, Anna Wintour, and of course - mom"

What is it you most dislike?
"bullshit"

What natural gift woul you most like to possess?
"to be able to sing well"

How you like to die?
"in my sleep obviously"

What is your present state of mind?
"content"

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
"work too much"

What is your motto?
"'work your way down, not up' dream big. work it our from there."

Your name or psuedo?
"smash, smashly, mom, ash, mom, cool mom"

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