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Profile: Ken Stringfellow – 2005

July 20th, 2005, by Liability Webzine

What is your name?
ken stringfellow.

What is your nickname and where does it come from?
many call me strings. I think you can figure it out–!

Use three words to describe you.
a genius papa

What did you do last night?
drove across wales, at dinner in a tiny village, and took a ferry to dublin

What’s in your pocket right now?
passport, wallet, euros and hopefully a guitar pick

Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
dominique–ma femme.

Who’s the person who would never let you down?
dom for sure.

Are you in love?
you bet

When’s the last time you mother got mad at you?
it’s been a long time. Long enough I can’t remember!

What color underwear are you wearing right now?
pink

How was it like the first time?
wearing underwear? Prob. no big deal

What’s your drug of choice?
food will do. Wine mostly. I’m open.

Last thing you regretted doing because you were drunk?
picking up the tab.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you do for a living?
Well, it seems I would be a tour manager, as that’s what I end up doing all the time!

What’s in your discman / ipod these days?
I don’t own an ipod. But…the last thing I put on was a Buddy Greco CD at home

What’s the first and the last record you bought?
The first one was ‘Discovery’ by ELO! The last one…maybe the first Judee Sill rec. I ordered from Amazon?

What’s the last file you downloaded?
‘Unsatisfied’ by the Replacements, from Itunes

Name the record you’re most ashamed of in your collection?
Je suis sans haunte

If you had a label, which band (alive) would you first sign?
the Alternative Champs, from NC USA

Who would be the members of your ‘all-star’ band?
Please see: Soft Commands

What song do you want to play on your funeral?
I would have my own song ‘here’s to the future’ played. of course, I wouldn’t be listening to the reviews at that point.

Name the record you would have loved to guest on
how about the next snowpatrol album?

What’s the song that makes you hit the dancefloor?
Some songs make me want to PUNCH the dancefloor

What’s the last band that blew you away?
it wasn’t quite a band, but Ravi Shankar and group at Paleo Fest. were uplifting, outstanding, and affecting

What record you would play on a romantic date?
‘Let’s Fuck’ by DOA. It’s good to show a sense of humor.

What’s the worst song you’ve ever written ?
Prob. still to come.

And the one you’re the proudest of ?
Maybe ‘the Lover’s Hymn’ on my album Touched

What’s your most embarrassing onstage moment?
I am really hard to embarass. I have embarassed many tho.

Have you ever used your ‘rock star’ status to take advantage of a situation?
You mean, get laid? Or get in free? Or get free clothes/CDs/caviar? No.

When did you last have sex?
In my dreams.

Who’s the sexiest man / woman in rock ?
Me, I guess. On both counts.

Right-handed or left-handed?
some of each

When’s the last time you cried?
I cry everytime I think of my daughter. I miss her too much. So, last night after I got off the phone. It’s not always sad tears. I am very proud, and very grateful to have her.

How often do you pray?
In some ways, all the time.

What does your God looks like?
it doesn’t look like. It’s energy and a feeling. We are part of it.

If you were to die today, what would you do?
Well, die obviously. What a weird question.

What’s the quote that represents you best?
Curiouser and curiouser

3 websites that you wanna present
tinyengine.com
kenstringfellow.com
thestranger.com if you want to have a sneak at seattle

What are you going to do now?
look for food in this strange house in dublin