Issue #273 / February 2024

50 QUESTIONS No. 2

Why are you such a massive wanker?

TIM, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

 

I don’t know.

Are you monogamous?
RICCARDO, CATANIA, ITALY

Yes.

Does it make sense to be monogamous?
RICCARDO, CATANIA, ITALY

No.

What would chairs look like if our knees bent in the other direction?
AREOLA, BINGHAMPTON, CANADA

I don’t know.

My best friend in the 60’s was Bob Cave of Niddrie, a Melbourne suburb. He had 2 brothers, one called Nick. Bob had a striking resemblance to you. Are you Nick Cave’s son???
DON, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

No.

What is the opening lyric in the Boys Next Door song Faint Heart?
ELLIS, GLOUCESTER, UK

I don’t know.

I’ve written a script. It’s long and a bit unwieldy I’m afraid (coming in at 300 pages). [ ] Would you read it and tell me what you think?
NATE, HILLSBORO, OREGON, USA

No.

I was wondering if you ever met William Burroughs?
BEN, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

No.

I wonder if there was ever a moment where you felt you’d truly beaten the drugs, the booze?
GRACE, MILAN, ITALY

Yes.

Do you find rituals helpful?
ASHLEY, LONDON, UK

Yes.

Apart from swimming, do you ever wear shorts?
ICEPICK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

No.

Do you think heaven is up there for our sons who have left us? Are they in the stars?
HELGA, DUNOON, AUSTRALIA

I don’t know but yes.

Can a person be friends with those who support assholes?
AERT, BREDA, HOLLAND

Yes.

Is it true you pray? Like on your knees?!
CHRIS, HOUSTON, USA

Yes.

What does it mean to be normal?
C, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN

I don’t know.

Is conformity bad?
JULIE, SHERCOCK, CO CAVAN, IRELAND

No.

Have bands like ELP, Yes, King Crimson, or Jethro Tull influenced the Bad Seeds?
WILL, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Yes.

Does your heart ever lighten after grief?
TINA, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Yes.

I’m just popping out to the corner shop, would you like anything?
IAN, LONDON, UK

No.

Thank you for changing the typeface on these files! It was so faint I couldn’t read it. Could you?
ANDREA, LIVERPOOL, UK

No.

You changed your typeface? Please bring it back.
JOE, LONDON, UK

No.

My spiritual healer says I’m just perfect as I am. Am I?
DANA, CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, MONTEREY, USA

No.

I only have a simple question. Is everyone actually beautiful (on the inside and outside)?
ELLIE, BERLIN, GERMANY

No.

Do you believe we all have a responsibility to take good care of one another and the planet?
GILLES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Yes.

I live in Brighton. I used to see you in the tiniest, shittest car. Something about that car made me happy. I used to love seeing you in that shit car. Do you miss that car?
SIMON, BRIGHTON, UK

No.

Do you consider Tom Waits a friend?
RAYMOND, LYON, FRANCE

Yes.

Is Satan real?
PACMAN, SEATTLE, USA

Yes.

Do you like Lana del Rey?
MARIA, PORTIMÃO, PORTUGAL

Yes.

Have you ever read the Quran?
NAZNEEN, OSLO, NORWAY

Yes.

What is the best sushi to wasabi ratio?
TAKAHIRO, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

I don’t know.

Why do you think men risk their careers, public reputations and relationships just to have sex with us (women)?
HELENA, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

I don’t know.

Have you ever had sex with an animal?
DASH, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

I don’t know.

Would it be ok if I could get an audition with you to play in the Bad Seeds? I am a rare one.
CRAIG, KINCARDINE, SCOTLAND

No.

We’re talking more and more about AI that could “replace” the creative act. Will the artist always be at the heart of our world?
OLIVIER, CHARLEROI, BELGIQUE

No.

Are the questions you choose a reflection of how you are feeling at any given time? How the world is at the moment? Hard questions = Hard times?
ANSEL, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Yes.

Is there any point in being nice, when people can be so appallingly mean?
AUDREY, PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Yes.

Has every generation been frightened of the world they’re bringing their children into?
SYDNEY, PEAK DISTRICT, UK

Yes.

Fuck me you, fucker!!!!!! Come on my [ ]
ANON, SOMEWHERE, USA

No.

Do people send you photos of their babies in those cute “BAD SEED” onesies?
BJORN, MILWAUKEE, USA

No.

No more booze or drugs, happily married. Do you miss your vices?
ALISON, DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND

No.

Do you feel that the process of songwriting has become harder for you with age?
NILS-ERIK, VÄSTERÅS, SWEDEN

Yes.

Do you want to be regarded as a mystic?
JACOB, DALLAS, USA

No.

Did you listen to The Damned in the 1980s?
CHRIS, LOS PALMAS, SPAIN

Yes.

Do you think people in general have lost their way?
CELINE, MARSEILLA, FRANCE

Yes.

Reading the RHF it seems you are mostly dare I say happy. Is that true?
TEX, AUSTIN, TEXAS

Yes.

Does it get easier?
NADINE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Yes.

Does it get better?
ANONYMOUS, THE WORLD.

Yes.

Blah, blah, blah…why don’t you just get a fucking degree in psychology if that’s what you want. I’m sick of all the crying ass questions from the RHF and I’m sure not the only one. Sorry people are sad, but I think you’ve covered it to the nines and people are using you.
OSCAR, CUPERTINO, USA

Do you ever get people writing in and you just think, ‘Ah, go fuck yourself’?
NICK, BRIGHTON, UK

Yes.

 

 

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