Quantum Pig - Questionnaire

How are you feeling right now?

Mark Stevenson: Achey (gym). Tired (2 kids) Happy (Quantum Pig)

Ian Faragher: ...

Where is home?

Mark Stevenson: New Cross, SE14 

Ian Faragher: Just up the hill from Mark

What do you consider your biggest achievement in your career so far?

Mark Stevenson: Turning all of my hobbies into jobs, signing to White Star Records. 

Ian Faragher: I agree 

 

What is your favourite band apart from your own?

Mark Stevenson: favourites are false choices. I cannot choose between XTC, Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath, Midnight Oil, Parliament or Frost* (to name but a tiny subsection of those I love) and it’s unfair to ask.

Ian Faragher: old Queen, Yes, Genesis etc new: Frost, Three trapped Tigers, The Untied knot. 

 

Is there a song that you wish you had written?

Mark Stevenson:  No. Those songs belong to the people who wrote them - they could never have been written by me - and they’re brilliant, in part, because of who wrote them and why.

Ian Faragher: yeah...but it would have been nice to have been responsible for Awaken 

 

6. Can you read music, or have you had any musical training?

Mark Stevenson: can ‘guess’ notation. I studied up to Grade 8 piano but never took it.

Ian Faragher: Classical percussion. Took a load of exams before discovering the drum kit and electric guitar. 

 

What is your favourite food?

Mark Stevenson:  Whatever I’m cooking for friends

Ian Faragher: Guinness 

 

What would always be on your rider?

Mark Stevenson: A fine Rioja

Ian Faragher: Guinness 

Can you recommend a good book to read?

Mark Stevenson:  I've actually written a couple - An Optimist Tour of the Future and We Do Things Differently. Why not one of those?! They’re available for an author-insulting price on Amazon.

Ian Faragher: Mark's books are great. 

Who is your favourite writer?

Mark Stevenson: Nope. Not doing it.

Ian Faragher: I daren't reply. 

Do you have any favourite television shows and movies?

Mark Stevenson:  I have two kids 3 and under, I’ve forgotten what those things are.

Ian Faragher: Peeky blinders is good. 

Do you have a favourite musical instrument?

Mark Stevenson:  The human mind

Ian Faragher: my mod'd 2013 US Telecaster. 

Who would you most like to work with, either living or dead?

Mark Stevenson: Ian Faragher. Oh I do. Lucky me!

Ian Faragher: aw shucks.. 

What would you be doing if were not a musician?

Mark Stevenson: When I’m not being a musician I’m a futurist, author and occasional comedy writer.

Ian Faragher: I'd be lost. 

Do you have any plans you can share with us?

Mark Stevenson: QP Album 2, a third book ('They’re time has come’), another play. Absolutely no more children.

Ian Faragher: Album 2 is quite well advanced so hope to it finished soon.

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