FESCAL

















Your favourite virtue ::
Curiosity

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Integrity

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Same as above.

Your favourite occupation ::
Make dreams a reality

Your idea of happiness ::
Whether happiness as the surplus of pleasure over pain experienced over a lifetime, or as the degree to which we are satisfied with our lives. Happiness must have meaning.

Your idea of misery ::
When there’s no reason or no hope, or both.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
Probably Thomas Tallis or Ralph Vaughan-Williams

Where would you like to live ::
In the clouds looking down on Earth. If not the clouds, a huge tree house that shoots up miles into the sky.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
I’m grateful for the sight of seeing all. No favourite

Your favourite prose authors ::
Oscar Wilde.

Your favourite poets ::
T. Gray., G.Chaucer., W.Blake., W.E.S.Owen., R.Blake,.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Postman Pat.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Don't have one

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Predictably, I suppose; J.M.W.Turner; Saltash with the Water Ferry (1811), Slave Ship (1851), The Battle of Trafalgar (1806). Rembrandt; The Three Crosses, (1633), The night Watch (1632), The Philosopher in Meditation (1632). Sir. J. Reynolds; Charles Lennox 3rd Duke of Richmond (1758). W.Blake; Plate from the song of Los (1795).  T.Gainsborough; The Harvest Wagon (1784), River Landscape.
And some of the usual suspects: Picasso, Van Eyck, Monet, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vermeer, Caravaggio, Goya, Dali etc

Composers: J.Dunstable., T.Whythorne., T. Tallis., H. Purcell., F.Handel, H.Purcell, H.Parry., M.Greene., G.Palestrina., M.Ravel., R.Vaughan-Williams., C.Monteverdi., S.Rachmaninoff., J.Brahms., L.Beethoven., F.Schubert., W.Mozart., A. Scriabin., J.S.Bach., E.Grieg., E.Elgar., R.Wagner., G.Mahler., J. Sibelius., A.Part., I've probably missed a few :/

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Probably Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Mum

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Hitler, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Pol Pot, Idi Amin Dada, Vlad Ţepeş, Tony Blair, George Bush, King George III, Gordon Brown,

Your favourite food and drink ::
Recently I’ve been eating a lot of Budae Jjigae and Shabu-Shabu. I've also been necking Soju and Asahi.

Your favourite names ::
Bartholomew, Oscar, Stanley, Ranulph.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Here's a few to be going on with:
Ignorant people,
Walking into spider webs,
Unsolicited advice,
Girly Gossip,
People who assume far too much,
People who generalise,
People who carry a one sided conversation,
Cheap talk in the elevator,
When you're watching something interesting on TV and someone walks into the room and says "why are you watching this, it's boring",
People who stare and mutter,
People who are intense,
Philistines!
People who are SHEEP. By this I mean people who follow the crowd without using their own brain,
Hooligans outside the chippy,
Patriotic people,
People who think are better than others and also look down on others.

The change you most anticipate ::
Tomorrow.

A gift of nature, which I would like to have ::
Intelligence for the world

How I would like to die ::
I’ve never thought about it. I’m pretty occupied with other things these days.

What is your present state of mind ::
It’s a clear day, but there’s a storm on the horizon. I hope it doesn’t come this way.

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
I suppose that I am most tolerant of the faults in others that I also recognize in myself: forgetfulness, indifference, confusion, narcissism…

Your favourite motto ::
“Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise” - T.Gray

18 septembre 2011

"Through a series of unplanned meetings, woolgathering and ruminations, Fescal became the semblance for a new perception of contemporary music culture; dedicated to developing and sharing within a music culture that is quickly becoming synonymous with 'pure entertainment'."

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:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890.