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Thomas Dolby likes lifeboats, chocolate, Tesla and spa vacations

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Thomas Dolby may be the quirkiest genius of the '80s. Hell, any decade. And from the quirk comes some of the most memorable, atmospheric tunes I've ever heard. [Still my all-time fave? I Live In a Suitcase]

So naturally I devoured Popmatter's "20 Questions with Thomas Dolby" (thanks to Pop Candy for the tip). Even though I interviewed Dolby a few years ago for the podcast, I might have learned more about the man after this simple questionnaire. Read it and see for yourself.

Among the gems: 

STAR TREK OR STAR WARS? "Star Trek, because at least it knows it’s drivel. Star Wars takes itself far too seriously. The first couple of movies were quite charming in a goofy way, then they were followed by a bunch of hooey, IMO."

HIDDEN TALENT? "I’m a skilled helmsman of classic racing sailboats."

GREATEST ALBUM EVER? "The one I’m working on, A Map of the Floating City. How can I say anything else? every time I make an album I want it to be the greatest album, ever. But if I had to pick a single album by someone else, it would be Hejira by Joni Mitchell."

[Last modified: Monday, May 16, 2011 9:14am]


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