malletzky wrote:There are no stupid questions...
Quite some years ago (12 or so at least) I was editor for a talkshow my ex-girlfriend - but still BIG friend - Patty Brard did, and she was gonna do an interview with Marilyn Manson.
He was on my - more than Patty's - 'wish list' for 2 years allready, so I had been following his career, and had noticed that he hated journalists, not so much for their profession, but because of their stupid questions.
('Is Marilyn Manson your real name..?'
I was totally convinced that if the first question would be intelligent enough to trigger him, Patty was allowed to do a much longer interview than just those 5-10 minutes.
So I prepared 25 questions/subquestions.
(Patty thought I was mad for putting so much work in such a supposedly short interview, although she did agree with my theory.)
The first question was: 'What is Marilyn Manson more than the summ of Ziggy Stardust, Sigue Sigue Sputnik & Qua Lude?'
Now Ziggy Stardust (a Bowie character) & SSS (an English glamrock band) were easy, but Qua Lude - the character Fee Waybill, leadsinger of The Tubes, had created for their song 'White Punks On Dope' - was an 'insiders only' one.
Marilyn Manson has been influenced/inspired by these kind of acts, & I was pretty sure he knew who Qua Lude was, and that he would appericiate the question, because it ment he would be able to come up with a 'meaningfull' answer.
To cut a long story short; Patty did a one hour interview, that she sold (for $25.000) to Mansons' record company Universal, & that's been around for a number of years as THE Marilyn Manson interview.
So imo there are indeed stupid questions, Mall.