interview by jake stone
Ok. It is now 12.27 pm on January Whatever 2016. I will begin NOW, timing my response as evidence that I do not wish to bullshit you, myself, or any others. OK. Here we go:
A smell that makes you nostalgic? RAIN ON TARMAC. SEE: ENGLAND, WHICH IS THE BRUTAL, SHIMMERING ISLAND I COME [NEVER COME]: FROM.
A song lyric that gets stuck in your head? LOVE WINS (WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?) M.I.A
A superstition you can’t shake? THAT WHAT YOU GIVE UP WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR TRIBE, IS THE CAPACITY TO LOVE OR TO BE LOVED IN TURN.
Favorite music video? M.I.A.'S BORDERS, WHICH IS JUST PLAYED ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. SHALL I SEND YOU A PHOTOGRAPH OF MY STUDENT HOLDING IT UP CRACKED BLACK NAIL POLISH I-PHONE AND ALL?
Favorite mythical beast? THE UNICORN WHO, AS DARWISH SAID, CAN GORE THROUGH.
Favorite word that you know in a language you don’t speak? LIEBE (GERMAN), ISHQ (URDU), LUVE (MIDDLE ENGLISH): THOUGH IN A PINCH I COULD SPEAK THE LAST TWO AND WOULD UNDERSTAND IMMEDIATELY THAT I WAS BEING COURTED BY A RAT UNICORN BY NOTING THE USE OF THE WORD IN ITS UNIQUE SETTING.
If you had to be trapped in the world of one book for the rest of your life which would it be? THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING.
Monster vs Cyborg. Who wins? MONSTER.
The best example of reality being stranger than fiction? THE DAY IN TALWARA (INDIA) WHEN I WAS NINE. IT WAS MONSOON AND WHEN IT BEGAN TO RAIN THOUSANDS OF TINY GREEN FROGS FELL FROM THE SKY AND FILLED UP THE PUDDLES
What two celebrities fused together would play you in a movie? NIKKI MINAJ AND PARMINDER NAGRA.
OKAY. NOW IT IS 12.37. CLICK. -- YOURS SINCERELY, BK.