Proust Questionnaire

James Yorkston, singer-songwriter

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sleep.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Mamgu.

Which living person do you most admire?

Esme.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Deafness.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Whiskey.

What is your favourite journey?

Home.

On what occasion do you lie?

Always.

Which living person do you most despise?

You.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Her.

When and where were you happiest?

Then.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Wit.

What is your current state of mind?

Muesli.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

This.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

A thing.

What is your most treasured possession?

????

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Anglicisation.

What is your favourite occupation?

Paris.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Peace.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Quiet.

Who are your favourite writers?

Sign.

What is your motto?

Hmm.

Scottish singer-songwriter James Yorkston plays upstairs in the Róisín Dubh on Saturday January 24 at 8pm. Support is from Adrian Crowley. Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh and Zhivago.

Kernan Andrews

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