Thursday, July 20, 2006

Friends are for lists!

Courtesy of Eek!

For Steve:

1. I’ll respond with something random about you.
In eight words or less? Steve knows a lot about the short-form poem, especially the haiku.

2. I’ll challenge you to try something.
I challenge you to write a long poem! At least one page.

3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
Black - coffee, leather jacket, humor, the color paint you go for when you see a red door…

4. I’ll tell you something I like about you.
I really like your It Will Be a Train collection, but especially the title. I don’t know why, but the certainty of it is comforting. Also, I find myself thinking it when waiting on a subway/metro platform. Quite soothing.

5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
Actually, my first memory of you is in absentia - Alisha read some of your poems at InKY’s open mic, and I cracked up over the teapot serial killer piece.

6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
If you were to voice a Pixar animated character, it would probably be a cynical, wisecracking armadillo. Mostly ’cause I don’t think we’ve had an armadillo yet. You could work it.

7. I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.
There are a great many things I have yet to ask you. I suppose if I pick only one, hm. How about “Jonathan Safran Foer - dude or dud?”

8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours.
Go forth!

3 Comments:

Blogger EEK! said...

Make an EEK! list when you get a chance?

3:34 PM  
Blogger Steve Caratzas said...

1. I’ll respond with something random about you.
You know the names of members of The Clash other than Joe Strummer and Mick Jones.

2. I’ll challenge you to try something.
I challenge you to give Kevin Smith another chance.

3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
The blonde of your hair.

4. I’ll tell you something I like about you.
I really like your taste in music, though Shane McGowan frightens me somewhat.

5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
At InKY, when you told me that if I was reading too long you'd make a clear gesture which would leave no doubt that I was to vacate the stage.

6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
A meerkat.

7. I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.
I know you're a fan of The Velvet Underground, though I'm not sure you like any of Lou Reed's solo career music. From a critical standpoint, then, does any of his post-Velvets music deserve praise, and if so, what album is the cut-off point for you?

8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours.
Whenever you're ready.

9:50 AM  
Blogger EEK! said...

Heck yeah, I love Lou. I'm not sure there is a cut-off, necessarily. I mean, Transformer is brilliant, sure, but you can't throw the baby out with the Metal Music Machine (plus, I have to give the old bag respect for pulling something that trainwrecky off). New York's great stuff! I have a soft spot in my heart for Songs for Drella and Magic & Loss - both were huge for me in high school, so there ya go.

10:42 AM  

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