2 minutes and 40 seconds with Joshua Byrd
Joshua Byrd is a guy from Brisbane. He was in Europe for like a year, but now he’s back… in Pog form!
There’s a little more to Josh than that, though.
A couple of months ago I interviewed George, drummer of Brisbane band Velociraptor, who reintroduced meat into his diet. Today I interview Josh, who plays guitar in Velociraptor, and on the other hand, he’s a pescetarian (mostly vegetarian now!). I dare say we have a few things other things in common along with that, including a love for tea, poetry, reading, music, dogs and code.
Otherwise known as phocks (almost) everywhere on the internet, he currently has an obsession with Sailor Moon, and is worth following on Twitter.
If you could (or rather, had to) change your name, what would you change it to?
I’ve changed my name and circumstances a million times and more over the centuries, so much so that it doesn’t really matter what I change it to next. But yeah, most likely I’ll change it to Max Power soon~!
So I asked George the same question, and he said you could be his least favourite member of Velociraptor — so who is your least favourite?
Well I’m gonna go with George on this one and say Me, definitely Me :)
Someone is frying your sneakers in a frypan. What condiments would you completely disapprove of in this situation?
Whatever floats your boat, as long as they’re playing Rubber Soul in the background on vinyl
You win $1000 because you let this person fry your sneakers. What is the first thing you do with the money?
Buy a new pair of sneakers!
What is your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
I don’t eat breakfast. I’m saving myself for brunch.
Favourite childhood television show?
The Trap Door!!!!!! “Stay away from that trap door! ‘Cause there’s something down there! Do Do Do DOo!” (YouTube video)
Would you rather wear pants with stripes, pants with spots, fluorescent green pants, or a top hat?
I’m no good at dress up parties. We need to bring back parachute pants though
What is your favourite animal?
The Sperm Whale, because it fights and eats giant squid as featured in this cool 3D rendered animation!
What is the last text message you sent?
It’s in the song! Meat Loaf tells us the thing he won’t do for love at the start of each verse! “I’ll never forget the way you feel right now.” “I’ll never forgive myself if we don’t go all the way tonight.” “I’ll never do it better than I do it with you.” “I’ll never stop dreaming of you every night of my life.” Etc :) Josh
Share your favourite song right now.
The Sailor Moon Theme Song FIGHTING EVIL BY MOONLIGHT! WINNING LOVE BY DAYLIGHT! NEVER RUNNING FROM A REAL FIGHT! SHE IS THE ONE NAMED SAILOR MOON! (or any song from this fresh mix I just stumbled upon)
You are at the local bakery and a turtle walks in on its hind legs, followed by an octopus with three eyes. They both offer to buy you something from the bakery. Which one do you trust more?
If the third eye is a GLOWING ORB OF INFINITE KNOWLEDGE AND POWER then I’m gonna have to go with the octopus. Otherwise yeah the turtle seems pretty chill.
You are decorating a room for someone with the requirements “it has to be, like, cool”. What is your plan?
There are zombies. You’re not sure where, but know that they are near you. You are swimming in a pool. What do you do?
“Backstroke the fuck outta there!” I feel like that should be a saying or catchphrase or something, but I just googled it and nothing came up, so I guess I just coined it as my own!
What would you never be/do for a living?
I’ll never be Carl Sagan and I think about that a lot, and cry.
Biggest pet peeve?
You will often find me CURSING AT THE ASTRONET!
Worst thing on the internet?
List your favourite tea flavours.
English Breakfast, English Breakfast, English Breakfast. Oh and Earl Grey is pretty good sometimes too.
What book are you reading right now?
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
What is your favourite line from a poem?
Probing for science!
Write a haiku. About anything. Now.
Abduct you when you’re sleeping
Probing for science!
Photo from Josh’s blog.