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by PopMatters Staff

12 Mar 2009


1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
Slumdog Millionaire. The Alchemist.

2. The fictional character most like you?
Santiago.

3. The greatest album, ever?
Parallel Lines, Led Zeppelin III.

4. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Wars.

5. Your ideal brain food?
Salmon.

6. You’re proud of this accomplishment, but why?
Arranging the strings on my album, Light of X. Because I had the wherewithal to stick with the task even though I wasn’t initially sure I had the ability. That’s always good for one’s self esteem! :)

7. You want to be remembered for…?
Being a great singer, songwriter, and musician.

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
I’ve Loved You So Long (film)

2. The fictional character most like you?
Carlos Castanada

3. The greatest album, ever?
Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks

4. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Wurst.

5. Your ideal brain food?
Sweet Breads.

6. You’re proud of this accomplishment, but why?
Sobriety - Because I have energy - Infinite fucking self love and energy, and I have passed through the ego fire ahhhh!

by PopMatters Staff

4 Mar 2009


1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
A book called A New Awakening by Eckhart Tolle.

2. The fictional character most like you?
I’m a character myself.

3. The greatest album, ever?
There’s 50 great albums . I listen to something one day and it’s the greatest I ever heard. Then the next day I hear something different I love just as much.

4. Star Trek or Star Wars?
The Twilight Zone.

5. Your ideal brain food?
Emotionally touching events which these days could be just about everything.

by PopMatters Staff

2 Mar 2009


1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
Turtles Can Fly. That’s a sad fucking movie.

2. The fictional character most like you?
Tyler Durden from Fight Club.

3. The greatest album, ever?
Fugazi’s 13 Songs. Nobody has ever done anything like this record, or like this band.

4. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Wars, I mean, have you seen Trekkies?

5. Your ideal brain food?
A good book in a small mom and pop cafe sipping on a hot chocolate…

by Christian John Wikane

19 Feb 2009


Photos: Kevin Trageser

2009 is shaping up to be busier than 2008 for Cyndi Lauper. Following her Grammy nomination for the acclaimed Bring Ya to the Brink (2008) album, the tireless LGBT activist has a book, movie, and concert tour in the works, in addition to establishing a foundation named after her chart-topping hit from 1986, “True Colors”. Amidst all her projects, she found a moment to answer PopMatters’ 20 Questions.

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
It’s not a new movie – I think it came out in 1999 – but I just loved it. It was called Joe The King.

2. The fictional character most like you?
Huck Finn.

3. The greatest album, ever?
I can’t pick just one.

4. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Trek.

5. Your ideal brain food?
Edamame.

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