(This is me reacting with delight at the safe arrival of my keyboard.)
saucyshipmate asked you:
David I often look out of windows as I have no television and NO INTENTION OF BUYING ONE. What tv programs do you like? I don’t like any as I have said.
Well saucyshipmate, there is an architecture show Channel 4 make in the UK called Grand Designs that I really like. They follow a single build from plans to completion and SOMETIMES IT’S A TREEHOUSE OR A CONDO IN A CAVE or whatever. Well I really like that. My favourite comedy thing I’ve seen in the last year is called Danger 5 and is from Australia. It’s on youtube. I really like Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Arrested Development. There’s a BBC Scotland sketch show called Limmy’s Show that I really like. I think my favourite sketch show ever is the first series of Big Train. This kind of thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKH9ECC_Qa4
taliasara asked you:
To David: What’s your worst fear?
There’s no point in fearing the Spanish midfield. You have to get amongst them, try to make some tackles. But where are the goals going to come from?
Also I don’t like balsamic salad dressings. It tastes like tears.
thingsisawthatilove asked you:
(Question for David O’Doherty) What gave you the idea to record an audio commentary for your recent album? Do you think you will do this again in the future?
I don’t think anyone has done an audio commentary before. I guess it was that I had to listen to the album so many times when I was editing it, it made me think of other things, and the commentary was all of the things I thought of. I should have done it with someone else though. It got quite lonely around the 1 hr mark. The joy of doing download only stuff is that it can be any length. With the commentary, that album is about 3 hours. My only fear is that people will listen to the commentary and think it’s the album. That would be a strange album. The album is here: davidodoherty.bandcamp.com
smith-jones-or-robinson asked you:
Hey, David… What’s the capital of Botswana? Oh wait, you already answered that one. Ok, here goes, when exactly did you realise what you wanted to do for a living and where were you?
Oh i don’t know. I used to do temping and think “I wish I didn’t do this with my life for 8 hours a day.” And then I did a few gigs, and then people start offering you £50 for twenty minutes work, and that would have been most of a day of temping.
There’s a great Kurt Vonnegut bit about how he’s the youngest in the family, and so often the youngest learns to be funny because they never have anything interesting to say compared to their big brothers and sisters. So instead they say stupid things or put chocolate spread in their hair or whatever, JUST TO FEEL ALIVE AND GET SOME BLOODY ATTENTION. I think that could be the reason.
orlaoreo asked you:
David, who is your all time favorite comedian?
Don’t know. There are a bunch that I really like. There’s an English kind-of poet called Tim Key. Look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLjTwh6s53c
There’s Daniel Kitson. Some of his stuff is on Bandcamp. Flight of the Conchords are great. Maria Bamford. CK certainly, Kristen Schaal. Dylan Moran is brilliant. This kind of thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osldhYv3bIE&feature=related
I’ve left loads of people out there.