For the “6 Questions with…” interview section here, I’ve decided to try something a little different. At least for me, anyhow. I’ve interviewed a ton of people over the years, mostly in-studio or over the phone, but I think I’ve come up with a way to really boil it all down and get an interesting insight into what makes the interview subject tick.
The people you’re going to run into here are going to cover a very wide range of occupations and walks of life. The one shared thing that’s going to string them all together is the fact that they are all radically individual. And they all walk the talk.
Of all the people I have lined-up, Adam Parfrey struck me as a great person to kick things off with. Enjoy.
One of America’s biggest boundary-pushing champions of free speech, Adam Parfrey is an American journalist, editor, and the iconoclastic force behind Feral House books, whose work in all three capacities frequently centers on unusual, extreme, or “forbidden” areas of knowledge. My personal trip down the Feral House rabbit hole began with Muerte!: Death in Mexican Popular Culture and Apocalypse Culture II. And I’ve never looked back.
What is one thing you know you do differently than most people?
I’m not sure how to answer that question since I’ve been doing things on my own for decades and don’t pay much attention to what other people do. I live in the Pacific Northwest, hug trees, grow vegetables and walk my dog. It’s a satisfyingly dull life.
Is there a person, dead or alive, that you would love to see vanish? Why?
Since I’ve moved from Los Angeles to an isolated region, I’m not bothered so much by the citified world. Though I’m on Facebook to help promote the books I publish, and as a result see a lot of the “memes” and people that seem to be quite bothered by politicians and evening news garbage.
What is your biggest fear?
That my dog is unhappy.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
What the hell is wrong with people?
Too fucking many of them.
What does the world need to know more about?
Buy Mitchell Boone a beer!