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So... 9 years ago I was heavily promoting theLOTUStape all over the world...

I do think this is one of my favourite albums... To engage you once again to undergo this album–which is the thing to do with this little pearl–hereby, I re-publish a Social Media Questionnaire... Some of the answers are still accurate, though…

Looking forward–not backwards–to the Tenth Anniversary of this album (and let’s see if we can plan a couple of parties again) I now leave you with these fleeting thoughts…

9 years agoJean Koning is in Los Angeles, United States
Good morning! They asked me to answer some questions for this social-media questionnaire, however, they did not mention it would be 84 (!) questions. But I did it anyway, it burned me, but I did it. It’s all live on the blog, right now, but I thought it would be nice if I’d post it here as well. So enjoy my little world of weirdness hidden in 84 questions…
84 Questions

1. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 10 songs.
Corporate Cannibal by Grace Jones, Found That Soul by Manic Street Preachers, Deutsches Kreuz by Stuurbaard Bakkebaard, Uitpuilende Ogen by De Kift, Baggy Trousers by Madness, You Speak My Language by Morphine, Wild Soul by Langhorne Slim, Is This Love? (live) by Alison Moyet, Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna and Pleasure by Spandau Ballet. That’s the most schizo-playlist ever on this planet.

2. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Would you take anyone with you?
Moscow, because my fascination for this place grows and grows. I would take my partner and kid.

3. What is your preferred writing implement?
Black pen and pencil came to an equal finish.

4. Favourite month and why?
April. Because life begins in April.

5. Do you have connections to any celebrities (even minor)? List them.
Lots. Especially the minors. And I’m not listing them here.

6. Name three items you could pick up from where you are.
A magazine, a candle and a candy-bar.

7. What brand logo is closest to you currently?

8. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games? Got any favourites?
I do. I love Scrabble and Monopoly. Nevertheless, my all time favourite is Trivial Pursuit.

9. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known.

10. A musical artist you love that is well known.
Nick Cave.

11. What is your desktop background currently?
A photo of my daughter.

12. Last person you talked to, and through what you talked to them.
I talked to my manager and it was a face-to-face conversation, so we talked through “air”.

13. First colour name you can think of that isn’t in the rainbow.

14. What timekeeping devices are in the room you are currently in?
A clock, a telephone, a laptop.

15. What kind of headphones do you use?
Those expensive ones; you know, the ones people are killed over. Don’t tell anyone I have them!

16. What musical artists have you seen perform live?
That list is way, way, way too long.

17. Does virginity matter to you?
It never did. To add, I don’t have any experiences with virgins whatsoever. But if I ever have the chance… you know…

18. What gaming consoles do you or your family own?
Playstation 3.

19. What pets do you have? What are their names?
I have a dog, four cats and a rabbit. Their names are Amos (dog), Jules (cat), Indy (cat), Duma (cat), Miss Marple (cat) and Föhn (rabbit).

20. What’s the best job you’ve ever had?
Being an actor in a play.

21. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Being an actor in a play.

22. What magazines do you read, if any?
Everything I can get my hands on. I’m a magazine-junkie.

23. Inspiration behind your URL?
It’s me and my weird life.

24. Inspiration behind your blog title?
It’s just my name.

25. Favourite item of clothing?

26. Are you friends with any exes?
None of them.

27. Name at least one book you loved as a child.
Alice in Wonderland.

28. What’s your native language?

29. What email service do you use?
Hotmail and Gmail.

30. Is there anything hanging on the walls of the room you are
currently in?

A bad imitation of art in the form of a framed posterette.

31. What’s your favourite number, and why?
Seven. It just is. Can’t help it.

32. Earliest moment in your life you can remember?
Honey, I don’t even remember last week. I need regression therapy to get to know about me and my childhood.

33. What did you have for dinner yesterday?
See previous answer.

34. How often do you brush your teeth?
Somewhere in between once and four times a day, depending on what I’m doing.

35. What’s your favourite candy/chocolate?
Plain chocolate. But the good one, not those cheap bars you can get everywhere. I like the gourmet version of chocolate.

36. Have you had other blogs on Tumblr? Do you have any other blogs currently?

37. If you were suddenly really hungry, what would you choose to eat?

38. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

39. If you could study anything, what would it be?
Theology. And that’s not even a joke.

40. Do you use anything on your lips?
Just balm.

41. How would you describe your sense of humour?
Sarcastic and unwanted.

42. What things annoy you more than anything else?
People who do not listen. Moreover, people in general.

43. What kind of position are you in at the moment?
I used to be a bottom, but now I’m more of a top… or didn’t you mean… I mean… what?!?

44. Do you wear much jewellery?

45. Who is the leader of your country, currently?
King Willem Alexander. It’s my first king, and it’s all very exiting.

46. Last three blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.
A photo by Trevor Drummond on the lensblr-network blog, a gif from The Fantastic Mr. Fox by screenrobotfilm on their blog and a short story called The Bridge on mikefrawley’s blog.

47. What do you carry your money in?
A wallet.

48. Do you enjoy driving? Why or why not?
No. I’m afraid of speed, I have very poor eyesight and I always feel like dying when I’m behind a wheel. Otherwise, I’m fine, in case you wondered.

49. Longest drive you have ever been on?
From Varanasi to Chennai in India. 40 hours on a train. It makes you truly discover yourself.

50. Furthest away from home you have ever been?
I think South East Asia, but I could be mistaking about the mileage. I love travelling, so I don’t care how far something is.

51. How many times have you moved house?
Hard to believe, for anyone as travely as I am, but only three times.

52. What is on the floor of the room you’re currently in, not including furniture?
A carpet.

53. How many devices do you own which can access the internet?
Six. I think.

54. Is there is anything that is guaranteed to always make you happy?
Wine and cheeseburgers.

55. Is there anything that always makes you sad?
Watching any kind of reality show on TV or the newspapers.

56. What programs do you currently have open?
Words and Internet Explorer.

57. What do you associate the colour red with?

58. Last strong smell you can remember smelling?
Don’t know. Or don’t remember. Or it didn’t make any impression on me.

59. Last healthy thing you ate?
I don’t believe in health food.

60. Do you drink tea or coffee, and how much per day?
Coffee, and all through the day until I switch to wine.

61. What do you associate the colour blue with?
The sky, so freedom.

62. How long is the closest ruler you can find?
Fourteen centimetres, this equals 5.5 inches. Come to think of it, that’s a very familiar size to me… Oh, I hope I didn’t just give away the happy ending… What am I saying? Mom, switch off here!

63. What colour pants are you currently wearing?

64. When was the last time you drank water?
Thirty minutes ago.

65. How often do you clear your browser history?

66. Do you believe nude photos can be artistic, rather than erotic?
Some of them, yes.

67. Ever written fanfiction for anything?
No. I’m not even sure if I know what that is.

68. Last formal event you attended?
The opening of a film.

69. If you had to move your birthday to another date, which one
would you choose and why?

I wouldn’t. I hate birthdays. If I had to move it to another date I’d say: my birthday is April the 40th.

70. Would you prefer to be at a beach or in the countryside?

71. Roughly how many people live in your town?
About 1500. I think.

72. Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you?
A couple, yes. And we’re all palls. Tim Curry, James Franco, Marco Kooij. In addition, they’re all lovely human beings.

73. Favourite place to shop? Can be a certain store or a place where there are multiple stores.

74. Do you have a smartphone? What kind? If you don’t, do you want one?
Yes, I do. I have this Blackberry thing. I’d get rid of it if I could.

75. What is your least favourite colour, and why?
Anything bright and cheerful. I hate bright and cheerful.

76. How do you spell grey/gray?

77. Go to your dashboard and describe the image shown in the radar section.
It’s something very colourful, lots of red and yellow and it makes my head hurt if I look at it too long.

78. What difference is there between how many followers you have, and the number of blogs you follow?
The difference is I care and they don’t.

79. How many posts do you have?

80. How many posts have you liked?

81. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
A little bit of both.

82. Do you track any tags?

83. What time is it currently?
6:39 PDT.

84. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
My job.