My First Interview – Me, Myself and I

13 Jan

I have something very very very exciting to share with you today. I had the pleasure and the privilege to be interviewed by a fellow blogger John Corbet. It was a really exciting thing for me. I mean, I don’t gets asked to do interviews every day! It was my first ever interview, but hopefully not the last one.

You can read it hear:

https://1810photography.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/interview-with-byrons-muse/

For all of you who wanted to know more about me – the person behind ‘Byron’s Muse’, perhaps this interview will indulge your curiosity!

1889-the-starry-night-van-goghVincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889

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4 Responses to “My First Interview – Me, Myself and I”

  1. Elliot 14th January 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    What a great interview, everything you said was really interesting, I don’t think I could be more in agreement with what you say about the world today – “I feel we are living in a culture of lies, shallowness and pretense, and I’m struggling to find something of value in today’s world. People are growing more and more materialistic and detached from each other. There’s no imagination, or little of it in my opinion, compared to some previous eras, and everything is done not for love but for money.” Art history sounds cool, I wondered if you were enjoying university as an experience? I left after my 1st year partly because I couldn’t stand the whole uni culture and the social side of it. Anyway, the interview was a good read so thanks for sharing, hope you’ve been well.

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    • Byron's Muse 14th January 2017 at 8:54 pm #

      Always nice to hear from you Elliot. I’m glad you agree with what I’ve said about modern world and that you’ve read the interview, after all, you have been reading my blog for almost two years now! Seems like both of us have our own unique ways of dealing with it; you with nature, I with art. Yeah, art history sounds cool, but it isn’t really. Look, I hate pretending everything is great and smiling, so here’s the truth: I hate everything about university life. Lecturers are patronising, lectures are boring, the halls of residence I live in are in a perpetual party mood and people are always pissed (and promiscuous). I once woke up at 4 a.m. and the party was still going on! Like you, I am rather introverted and private, so you can only imagine how I feel. I live for the weekend to come home. I would quit uni right now if it wasn’t expected from me by my parents. I’m terribly homesick. Everyone says that uni is the best time of your life, well, I’ve never felt this drab, lonely and isolated in my entire life. I only hope that these three years will pass quickly. I feel daft telling you this. I should have probably told you that everything is great, but you know me, like Marianne Dashwood, my joys and sorrows have no moderation. What are your thoughts on uni? So, how have you been doing? Interesting books, films etc? I recently watched a film that I liked very much, and I think you’d like it too: Sing Street (2016). I was looking forward to it ever since I saw they were making it. One girl in the film said: ‘You can never do anything by half’, I liked that. Well, I hope you’re in a merrier mood than I am. If you have any wise and comforting words, feel free to share them, ha ha. And all the best in New Year!

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      • Elliot 14th January 2017 at 10:09 pm #

        That is exactly how I felt at uni, I went through everything you just said, at least you get to go home at the weekend, home was the other side of the country for me so I was completely alone for months at a time – it nearly crippled me emotionally, although I did at least find the actual course interesting, shame about the rest of it. I also felt like I couldn’t leave because of letting down my family, but my mum was very supportive and just wanted me to be happy, if it really is as bad as you say I’m sure your parents would understand. I got through it by doing things I loved to take my mind off the depression, such as walking in the country, watching films and sitcoms, reading, getting involved in some volunteer groups. Anyway, I have actually watched Sing Street, I meant to mention it to you actually, I thought it was brilliant, one of the best films I’ve seen, loved everything about it, the music was fab and so was the 80’s setting. Another great film I watched recently was Rushmore, a Wes Anderson film about a schoolboy who falls in love with a teacher, it’s also got Bill Murray in it, really genuinely great film, funny, moving, interesting and well observed – do you like Wes Anderson films? I am having a good new year thanks, so far anyway, I hope you had a nice Christmas, your recent posts have been great by the way, you write so well. I’m always happy to talk to you so if you do get lonely at uni or want to chat about art or film or anything really you’re more than welcome to e-mail me – jelliotd@gmail.com – oh and on another note and are you watching Sherlock?

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        • Byron's Muse 14th January 2017 at 10:50 pm #

          Well, at least you know how I feel. But I won’t give up, you know why, because I’ve read this quote somewhere: ‘Don’t give up, you’ve still got a couple of motherfuckers to prove wrong’. It’s brutal, but true in a way. Also, without a diploma nobody would take me seriously in the world of art, and I couldn’t bare that. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a film by Wes Anderson. I’m glad to hear that you’ve watched ‘Sing Street’, it really is good. Thanks for the kind offer, I’ll have it in mind, and no, I’m not watching Sherlock, it’s not my thing really. I’m happy to hear you’ve liked my posts recently, I was just writing about something very exciting today which I think you’ll like. Have a lovely Sunday.

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