Your favorite virtue ::
Personally, I have none. In theory I rate forgiveness.

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
Intelligence, creativity, honesty and a strong handshake.

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
Intelligence, creativity, honesty and the ability not to be nasty when suffering from PMT/PMS.

Your favorite occupation ::
Making music.

Your idea of happiness ::
Sleeping, without dreams.

Your idea of misery ::
Having to be alive.

if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
A dolphin.

Where would you like to live ::
In the countryside, near a forest, a lake and a river. But not in a cold country.

Your favorite color ::
Poppy Red.

Your favorite flower ::

Your favorite prose authors ::
Dostoyevsky, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Henry Miller, Kafka, Hunter S Thompson, Gogol, John Steinbeck, Joseph Conrad, Basho, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Bruce Chatwin, Mahatma Ghandi, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Giono, Primo Levi, Andre Malraux, Herman Melville, Simone de Beauvoir, Flann O'Brien, Luigi Pirandello, Knut Hamsun, Søren Kierkegaard, Albert Camus, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Mikhaïl Bulgakov, Zamyatin, Wilfried Thessiger, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Charles Dickens, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Idries Shah, Richard Wilhelm, CG Jung, R.D. Laing, Noam Chomsky, Emil Cioran, Thomas Mann, Tolstoï and many, many more.

Your favorite poets ::
Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Raskolnikov, Svidrigailov, Joseph K, Moby Dick, El Topo, Travis Bickle, Zatoichi

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Valerie Solonas, Azumi, The Bride in Kill Bill, Miss Piggy

Your favorite painters ::
Philip Guston, Francis Bacon, Caravaggio, Giacometti, Käthe Kollwitz, Chagall, Rothko, Saul Steinberg, Kandinsky, H Bosch, myself, Picasso, Camille Claudel, Goya, William Blake, Antoni Tàpies, Cy Twombly, Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh, JM Basquiat, Joseph Beuys and many more

Your favorite composers ::
Myself, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp, Eric Dolphy, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, early Tangerine Dream, Genesis until Peter Gabriel left, Jimi Hendrix, Sigur Ros, Bjork, Hector Zazou, King Tubby, Misty In Roots, Dillinger, Pablo Moses, The Gladiators, Max Romeo, Prince Far I, U-Roy, Big Youth, I-Roy, Vivian Jackson, Pablo Gadd, Scientist, Pillars Of Dub, Tapper Zukie, Israel Vibration, Harold Budd, William Basinski, Peter Michael Hamel, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Arvo Pärt, Pachabel, Gorecki, Paul Bley & Annette Peacock, Fela Kuti, Fema Kuti, Ali Farka Toure, Toure Kunda, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, John Renbourne, Bert Jansch, Rory Gallagher, Blurt and many, many more

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Miike, Akira Kurosawa, Kim Ki Duk, Andrei Tarkovsky, Anthony Wedgewood Benn, Ken Livingstone, Arthur Scargill, Harry Dean Stanton, my dead cat Jesse

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
My mother RIP, my wife Muji, Greta Thunberg, my cat Miike, my dead parents' dead dog Suzy (a black Labrador)

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
All the usual ones listed by the other people before me..

Your favorite food and drink ::
Avocados, guacomale, fried potatoes, mangoes, raw onions, raw carrots, raw broccoli, raw chillies, rye bread, borscht, very strong vindaloo, strong black coffee, red wine, cold beer, single malt whisky, cigarettes, hash, cocaine, heroin, valium and all of my medication that is supposed to sedate me and control my moods.

Your favorite names ::
Aesop, Goblog, Chow Yun Fat, Bruce Lee

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
When people are vague in answering my questions so I have to ask again. Any advertising, especially on TV which I don't watch anyway. Lying politicians.

The change you most anticipate ::
The change I would like to see coming is something that probably won't happen - the abolition of money. And the abolition of laws that stop me from killing people.

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
Endless patience. The ability to know when to keep my mouth shut and, not to write things that cause trouble.

How I would like to die ::
Instantly. In my sleep, with no dreams, preferably tonight.

What is your present state of mind ::
As calm as a goldfish with rabies.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
I am intolerant of all faults, in others and in myself.

Your favorite motto ::
Nil illigitemi carborandum

25 mars 2022 - 10:04

Pete Swinton was born in London, UK in 1961. Since 2015 he lives in Jawa, Indonesia. He is an abstract painter, maker of collages and assemblages, and a musician who has released more than 50 albums. Ambient, Drone, Dark Ambient, Dark Drone, Experimental, a little bit of Noise, and sometimes any combinations of all these genres.