What is the best song ever made?
AP: Sure, start with the easy one... "If We Can Land a Man on the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart," by Beluah.
TP: Lola by the Kinks. But I don't like this question because as far as I'm concerned, there are no "best songs." Post-modernism, no more grand narratives, empty signifiers, that sort of thing.
Who is the greatest living musician?
AP: David Byrne of Talking Heads, even though he lost his mind about 12 years ago.
TP: Brian Wilson?
What was the first album you ever bought?
AP: Off the Deep End, by Wierd Al. That man is a genius.
TP: I saved up my weekly 50 cent allowance to buy a Crash Test Dummies cassette with that song "Mmm Mmm Mmm."
What is the best concert you've ever seen live?
AP: Quruli, Dismemberment Plan, and John Vanderslice sharing a stage in Providence was pretty incredible.
TP: The Arcade Fire. It was at the College of the Atlantic last year the day after Halloween. It was in a building that looked like a castle, and only 50 people were there, many of whom were in costumes (including the band).
If you were dictator of a small country, what would be its national anthem?
AP: "The Final Countdown," by Europe.
TP: "We Built This City," only change "cit"y to "nation-state."
If you were on a stage with a mic in front of thousands of screaming fans, what would you say?
AP: I would say nothing until someone yelled "Freebird!" Then I would drink an entire Beast Ice before reading "The Raven" in a really scary voice.
TP: I'd talk about computers and the world wide web.
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