JONATHAN CANUPP aka TEN AND TRACER
Your favourite virtue ::
Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Honesty, Intelligence, Wisdom, Altruism, Humor, Commitment
Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Honesty, Intelligence, Wisdom, Altruism, Humor, Commitment, Capacity to Reproduce
Your favourite occupation ::
Anything I want, whenever I want, for whatever payment I desire.
Your idea of happiness ::
Every moment contains a bit of happiness.
Your idea of misery ::
Living your life believing in something and acting according to that belief, despite the fact that what you believe in is completely untrue.
If not yourself, who would you be ::
Where would you like to live ::
I would like to live just about everywhere for one year at a time. Too many books to move though.
A farm in the mountains.
Your favourite colour and flower ::
Cerulean, the flower of a living stone.
Your favourite prose authors ::
Jack Kerouac, Herman Hesse, Andrew Gidé, Diane Ackerman, Thomas Mann, Kurt Vonnegut, Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartré, Robert Sapolsky, Matt Ridley, Richard Dawkins (older, at least), Fyodor Dostoevsky - so many to list it's silly. Books are an incredibly important part of my life.
Your favourite poets ::
William Blake (Hard to know what he means)
Ralph Waldo Emerson,He's no fake, anyone who says otherwise will have to fight.
Alan Ginsburg, the anonymous author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Poetry by children.
Poetry by manics and drunks, maniacs and drinks.
Poetry by people who know how to think.
Poetry by people who are having fun with poetry.
Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Mr. Rosewater, Charlie Brown, Yeshua
Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Matilda (Roald Dahl), Athena. I'm not familiar with many, honestly.
Your favourite painters and composers ::
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ralph Steadman, Gonzales (solo piano), The Clogs - That's painters and composers 'proper'.
Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Ghandi, Dalai Lama, Chogyam Trungpa, Bill Cosby, Steve McQueen, Jack Kerouac. Many of my professors throughout my time in college; Some because of their amazing ability to teach, others for absolute failure in their ability to instruct. This guy I talk to very often before getting on the bus. Helicopter pilots.
Your favourite heroines in real life ::
My mom. Rachel. Kate Lesta. h.dot. Alala.one. Women around here who are promoting, performing and attending shows. All the women that can handle producing music or film, creating art, etc. despite the constant hell that men can create. I must include again, the many professors who have inspired me with their strength and knowledge.
What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Everyone in history who has misinterpreted and/or abused religion, nationalism, or politics to achieve their own ends at the expense of others. Independent of their being aware of it or not. Surely that includes about everyone who has committed any form of atrocity or injustice throughout history.
Your favourite food and drink ::
Food: Raw fish . Drink: Water
A close second goes to Gummy Candy and Red Wine (not together usually).
Your favourite names ::
Rom, Tilda, Diatomaceous Earth, Soluble Potash, Master Control, Lord Peaches n Cream, Laser Shark, Water-Bears,
Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
When people say "I could care less..." instead of "I couldn't care less." People being unaware of the world around them, taking for granted the impact they have on other people's lives.
The change you most anticipate ::
An end to fundamentalism. I have no hope of seeing this in my lifetime.
A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
The ability to regrow and repair damaged limbs and organs.
How I would like to die ::
Suicide: alone in a forest.
What is your present state of mind ::
I'm sure it's been a number of states in the many days I've been answering this. Presently, very excited about life. A little tired, I'm up
Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
Near-constant drug use (of some kind or another). Though I go back and forth on whether or not this is a fault.
Your favourite motto ::
I have a fortune from a fortune cookie in my wallet. It reads, "Perhaps you are focusing too much on yourself." I look to it in times of need.
03 mars 2009
"Jonathan Canupp lives in Denver, Colorado. He produces music as Ten and Tracer. He is a student of biology and religious studies. He tries to be funny but sometimes it is just offensive to people. He collects butterflies. He writes in cursive. Now that you know so much about him, perhaps you'd like to share a little bit about yourself."
website :: Ten and Tracer
website :: discogs
:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890.