a short site about The Divine Comedy

The Lounge Lizard Sheds His Skin

“Sticky- out ears, enormous nose, over-bite, funny-shaped head, narrow shoulders, skinny legs, general lack of muscles”. Read more self aggrandising bravado from The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon, one big seventh part of the most underrated album of the year and someone who would like to be remembered as ‘a f**kink genius’


What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Walking my dog on the heath with my wife having just finished the best album ever.

What is your greatest fear?
That I might never fulfil my true potential.

With which historical figure do you most identify?
Thomas More.

Which living person do you most admire?
My father.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Leaving til tomorrow what I could’ve done today.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Unoriginality.

What objects do you always carry with you?
Wallet, keys, wedding ring, at least fifteen guitar picks.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Sticky out ears, enormous nose, over-bite, funny-shaped head, norrow shoulders, skinny legs, general lack of muscles…

What is your fave word?
Obsolete.

What is your fave journey?
Around Ireland with my wife in our little car.

What is your fave fantasy?
Winning any British Music Awards

What is your most unappealing habit?
Biting my nails.

Should the royal family be scrapped?
To disagree with the abolition of the monarchy is to disagree with the universally accepted idea that everyone is born equal, with the same opportunities and rights, as stated in the U.N declaration of human rights. No matter how much power is taken away from them or how much the civil list is reduced, the reprehensible symbolism remains; that these people are somehow born special and should be revered. They are the head of a pyrimid of privilege that still keeps the people of this country in their place. We should be citizens, not subjects, off with their heads!

Do you believe in monogamy?
Yes

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Music. And my wife.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Deference (but I still can’t help it).

When and where were you happiest?
Right here, right now.

How do you relax?
Dog walking. It’s the elixir of life.

What would your motto be?
The unexamined life is not worth living.

How would you like to die?
Loved.

Do you believe in life after death?
Can I answer that question when I’m dead?

How would you like to be remembered?
As a fucking genius!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Everybody is as confused and insecure as you are, but most are better at hiding it than you.


Cheers
Neil


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