Friday, 30 August 2013

Poly Styrene Questions

This evening I went to see 'Sweet Bird of Youth' starring Kim Cattrall at the Old Vic Theatre and noticed that the play was directed by Marianne Elliott. Does that name sound familiar? Now, Marianne Elliott might be an Olivier Award winning stage director, but it's also the name of Poly Styrene whose full name is Marianne Joan Elliott-Said. Coincidence?

Then I look at the Poly group on Facebook and see a post I hadn't noticed before that repeats a set of questions she answered in March 2011 shortly before she left us. The questions were on The Anti-Room and here they are:

What’s the first record you ever bought?
My Sweet Lord by George Harrison.
What’s your favourite smell?
Rose oil.
Have you ever had a nickname?
Poly Styrene!
What is your favourite room in your house?
My bedroom.
What are your guilty pleasures?
What would people be surprised to know about you?
That cancer unknowingly crept up on me.
Who is your closest female friend?
My daughter.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Where would you most like to live?
Where I am now, by the sea.
Who was your first kiss and where did it happen?
Can’t remember!
What’s the most unusual question you’ve ever been asked?
The last one you just asked.
What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?
A hotwire cutter that cut through polystyrene.
What is your favourite word?
Who was your first love?
If you weren’t doing what you do, what might you have become?
A secretary.
Is there a book you’ve bought several times as a gift for someone?
Gopi Gita.
What happens after we die?
Our soul leaves our body and reincarnates, or gets a complete spiritual form.
What female historical figure do you admire most?
Right now, Florence Nightingale.
Sum yourself up in three words:
Optimistic, Happy, Bubbly
And finally… What are you anti?
What are you pro?

I never knew that Poly's first record was 'My Sweet Lord' but how fitting it is. Keep singing Poly.

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