A sort of twitterview with George Archibald
George doesn’t have a twitter account but has read my twitterviews via this blog and wanted to give me his answers to the questions.
“These are instinctive thoughts on the answers to the 6 questions, and apply now. They might not have applied 20 years ago. And they might be different again in 20 years time. Such is the way of life maybe but here they are now.”
what is your favourite word(s) and why?
With it the world survives and prospers, without it it wont.”
how would you describe the importance of reading and writing in everyday life?
“2. Very very important.”
what do you think the effects of the internet (tweeting, blogging, etc.) are on our literacy and our literature?
“3. Often, maybe mostly, detrimental.
The more ways and means we find to communicate with each other, the less we seem able to communicate well, and effectively.”
how would you describe the value of storytelling in our modern world?
“4. Extremely important.”
do you mourn the loss of the handwritten letter? or do you like instant digitial responeses? or do you still write letters?
“5. I do, yes.
I also like ‘instant’ digital response. I do both. “If it’s important enough, put it in writing” remains ever true.”
if there was one book/poem/tweet/song/blog/etc. that you think everybody in the world should read, what would it be?
“6. A song, called ‘Nature Boy’. Written by Eden Ahbez c1947, and recorded by Nat King Cole and others. It contains, in my view, the best lyric ever written. How’s that for a claim to fame?
Check it out, and see if you agree once you hear it. The lyric is “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return”.”
^ I love that song!
Thanks George for answering my questions. I really appreciate your insights and am glad that you were happy enough to respond without the confines of twitter (p.s. if you wanna answer the questions but don’t have twitter, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you wanna be twitterviewed tweet me @ChloeHenderson9)
George is a member of Ragged Glory
, who are a wonderful Scottish folk band. If you have never heard of them before then you should head over to their website
and check them oot – it’s well worth your time, I promise :)
Thanks again George.