You've been given a robot that can be trained to perform one standardized
task perfectly, as often as necessary. What do you train it to do?
Rose Polenzani: Be my in-car disc jockey.
You are seriously ill. There are two vaccines that will save your life,
but both have side effects: one will permanently eliminate your sense of
taste, and the other will permanently eliminate all feeling in your
genitals. Which vaccine would you choose?
Rose Polenzani: The genital one. I still have my boobs. That's a freaky question!
If given the perfect opportunity to be unjust, would a just person
succumb to it?
Rose Polenzani: There's really no such thing as a just person.
You've somehow been given the chance to spend the day with a character (not an actor) from any film or television program. Who do you choose?
Rose Polenzani: Dr. Sam Beckett of Quantum Leap.
If you could instantly learn to play one instrument that you don't
currently play, what would it be?
Rose Polenzani: The fiddle.
The people of the town where you were born want to name a building after you. They've asked you to choose the sort of building that best matches your personality. What kind of building do you choose?
Rose Polenzani: A short-stack, wide, and colorful YMCA.
What month of the year do you least anticipate? Why?
Rose Polenzani: January -- I usually have to do temp work to pay my bills.
What animal would you most like to house in your back yard, if you could?
Rose Polenzani: A wee armadillo.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Rose Polenzani: A famous singer of Annie songs; a nun; a reluctant film star; a twin.
If you could buy any rare collection in the world, which collection would you choose? (This doesn't have to be a famous collection...but it can be.)
Rose Polenzani: The soap opera scripts penned by Stephen Morrissey in his early days before
What's the best advice you've ever received? Who gave it to you?
Rose Polenzani: "Remember that success is simply this: you're 40 (50, 60, 70, almost dead!)
and still making art." -- Jill Ziccardi, visual artist, New York.
You've been placed in the Witness Protection Program, and must change your name. You're able to pick your new name. What do you call yourself?
Rose Polenzani: Annie Moxley.
What toy from your childhood would you most like to track down now?
Rose Polenzani: My bucket of crayons and my pile of rocks.
Assuming that money, legality, etc. is no object, what is your intoxicant of choice?
Rose Polenzani: Money is no object? YOGA. Sorry to be boring.
Which is more dangerous in the wrong hands -- guns or knowledge?
Rose Polenzani: I think the point is that guns are never in the same hands as knowledge.
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Rose Polenzani's second, self-titled album was released a year ago on Amy Ray's Daemon Records. Due to a snafu, we never received a copy for review. That frustrates us.
-- George Zahora