Well the first of hopefully many interviews for Interview 2009 is up and posted. Go over and see if Chris of Formerly Fun can get the personal goods from tight-lipped Aussie music blogger Agnes of It All Started With Carbon Monoxide. A tip Chris, water boarding works well according to our erstwhile vice-president.
I wanted to reiterate the invitation and try to iterate my thoughts on this one. Last year, Neil of Citizen of the Month started something that he called the Great Interview Experiment. It was a blast and a great way to find new bloggers as well as new readers. Well, as anyone who has seen a movie lately can tell you, there’s no such thing as a new idea and I enjoyed Neil’s experiment so much that I thought it would be fun to try it again.
So, how it works: leave a comment on this post if you’re interested in playing the dual role of interviewer and interviewee. I’ll hook you up, pretty much at random, with someone who will write questions for you and someone for whom you will write questions. Then the interviewee will post that finished product and I’ll link to it from here. Easy peasy and, as I can attest personally, a lot of fun. You get to find some new people on the internets, get to sharpen your interrogation skills, maybe get some new readers and get to feel like a celebrity for a few minutes. What more can you ask from life?
So, let’s get interviewing, folks.
*I hate to exclude non-bloggers, it’s a bit reminiscent of my days as a frat boy, but it’s a difficult one to manage. How about this – if any of my civilian readers would like to participate as an interviewer, leave a comment and I think we can work that out.
**In the unfortunate event that someone doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain let me know (chris at afreeman dot org) and we’ll send Cheney over, he’s got time on his hands. But if that doesn’t work we’ll find you another partner.
The interviews are beginning to roll in:
- Check out Agnes and Kitty’s chat about cricket, phone sex and The Sound of Music.
- Then pop over to see what kind of sense Rol can squeeze from the mind of an odd Scottish lass.
- Not Afraid to Use It and Nichole have a conversation about Swedish meatballs and Latin idioms.
- Angel and the Strange Scottish Girl play a virtual game of ‘Would you rather…’.
- Jud and Teri address the age old question ‘Flora or fauna?‘.
- Teri takes her turn as interview, giving Aussie Trish a thorough grilling.
- In one of my favorites so far, Mickey and Gypsy get down and dirty in a discussion of Neanderthals and Meatballs.
- Canadian Ginny learns the Southern way of life from a less than sane Alabaman.
- Heather puts People In The Sun on the couch for a discussion about Pit Bulls, national identity and inappropriate acronyms.
- Head over and find out how Joe got Lora to talk about tupperware lids and vaginas.
- Trish takes her turn with the jiggy Malfeasance who tells us all about her marital fantasies surrounding the new U.S. president.
- They’re streaming in today – blogging guru Nichole drills Arizaphale on Neils, step-parenting and elephants up the skirt.
- Concrete Circles’ Andrew gets Carrie, a woman of few words, talking about art and music.
- Turnaround is fair play as an evil-doer pins Andrew down on some issues musical.
- Carrie takes the mic to grill Ginny about stalkers (or lack thereof), secrecy and Owen Meany.
- In one of the more Thompson-esque interviews so far, Ryan and Rodger wax philosphical about flinging cats, Amber Tamblyn in leather pants and morphine. Good stuff, boys.
- Mongolian Girl and Mickey get points for thoroughness in their multi-part discussion of dicks, Pooh and Sammy Hagar.
- Rodger and Jud get down and dirty in a dialogue about Mexican roller skates, whispering oranges and the intricacies of doughnut presentation.
- The Insane Southerner is back grilling young Meghan on 60’s worship, personal hygiene and the sights of Boston.
- Polite Brit Dave sits down for tea with a former Colonial for a well mannered chat about well hung Canadians and scorn from beyond the grave.
- Meghan and Dave are back and talking Scalextric, British comics and the afterlife.
- They’re rolling in quicker than I can keep up – Florida Girl in Sydney on Heather from A Ghost of a Smile.
- Getting down Chicago-style with Sarala and Rassles.
- If we’re giving points for dirty, and of course we are, then this expletive laden dialogue between Mongolian Girl and Headbang8 wins. Hands down.