I was grateful when my friend from the UK, Simon Burrows asked me if I wanted to complete a question and answer. I got excited about it, because I'd always love to read these kind of things from my favorite artists... Here's my latest question and answer y'all.... Enjoy.
FULL NAME: Zachary Daniel Robinson
DATE OF BIRTH: May 21st, 1989
HAIR COLOR: Brown (with hints of red)
EYE COLOR: Green Eyes (Made me think of the Coldplay song)
HEIGHT: 5 " 9
SHOE SIZE: 11
FIRST MEMORY: I used to laugh and say that when I was born I could hear the people talking about Bill Cosby. Of course this is probably false, babies can not speak or understand much at the age of 3 seconds... I don't even think the brain is anywhere near being fully developed when you're first born. I dunno, I just remember this Bill Cosby conversation but I will never be able to proove it... So I'm going to have to think of a better first memory... which would probably be looking at my Mother and saying Mumma and hearing the aww's and my face lighting up. Pure Love
STRONGEST MEMORY: I would probably say the time I spent with the loved Susan Johnson would be my strongest memory. It was very recent and very adored. We went through Hurricane Sandy and had the best times in her kitchen. We called it Y'alls Kitchen. There is only one Y'alls Kitchen.
LIFE CHANGING MOMENT: Beginning an internet friendship with Simon Burrows, the creator of this Question and Answer of course.
LOWEST MOMENT: I would probably say losing my dad to lung cancer in 2003 would be my lowest moment. It was quite the tragedy.
HAPPIEST MOMENT: One of my most recent happiest moments was when I performed at Silvana's in Harlem NY. There was nothing more fun then zooming below time square on the 3 with goosebumps still appearing and disappearing on my arm. I felt much gratitude and extreme positive energy was flowing through each vein that evening. Thank you to all who are listening and supporting the tunes.
BIGGEST REGRET: Dropping out of Keene State College. I now realize that I should have gone to school for MUSIC or Real Estate and this is now what I am pursuing. I did study a lot of music in college which makes me grateful and thankful. I dropped out because my "band" dropped out and my brother dropped out of UNH. It was pure stupid.
AMBITIONS: Music. Being the noun that music is, it has always created a drive in me and made me want to achieve success so that I could pursue my dream of becoming a musician.
DREAMS: I've met so many women in my travels and they all keep me motivated. Sometimes a girl will give you that extra boost of love that you need that no one else can provide you with. I'm endlessly grateful for all the incredible women I've met along the way. My dreams are to meet that one woman that I can settle down with and come home to every night after work.
PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: Receiving my high school diploma and then receiving my first paycheck from writing music. Those 2 achievements were equally satisfying.
FAVORITE SONG : In My Life
FAVORITE FLOWER: Rose
FAVORITE BAND: The Beatles
FAVORITE FILM: The Notebook or Avatar. I can't decide.
FAVORITE BOOK: Don't Sweat The Small Stuff
FAVORITE FOOD: Jamba Juice Smoothies
FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: No doubt New York City
WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE: Jason Mraz
WHAT SCARES YOU: Fast cars and the show 1,000 Ways To Die
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH: Many things. Musicians and comedians. When my voice cracks while singing. When someone trips. You know if you think hard enough, you can think of being unable to contain your laughter at least once to someone tripping. Sorry.... um.... Ellen Degenerous. I love her more then I can express. When someone gives me a butterfly on my tummy. When someone spits water out of there mouth because they're laughing. Laughs in general. Tiny microscopic dogs with mini shoes. Birds that talk. Newscasters that flub a line and say the wrong thing by accident. Steve Correll. Cows and horses that kick people in the face. America's funniest home videos. Rope Swingers that can't let go of the rope swing. Gymnasts that fall while doing gymnastics. Dogs that walk while their anuses are touching there ground and there legs are sticking up in the air. People that drive there car straight into the garage door by accident. People that throw a basketball over there head, while standing with there back to the basket, from the opposite end of the court and swish it. Farts during study time. Dude Where's My Car. Babies that are cracking up. Marijuana.
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: Often, outer body experiences may overwhelm me and move me. Feelings of floating up and out of the body, etc... Basically when I'm overwhelmed, I'll cry.
WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY: Wrongful accusations... For example people in jail for things they didn't do, or when people get in trouble for things that they should not have gotten in trouble for.
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO: "Be there or be Z Squared"
5 FACTS ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW:
1.)My mother was born into a family with 10 children. And on the same note my father was born into a family of 6 children. Thats 16 aunts and uncles. lol.
2.) One fact that not many people may know about me is one of the best memories I've had in my lifetime was listening to In The Hall Of The Mountain King by Edvard Grieg in about the 3rd grade. Not only did I get goosebumps by pure instruments, but our teacher was incredible and had us all hide under our desks and she intelligently had us picture these trolls on there way to the King. When you were under your desk, the image our teacher provided us with was, "picture yourself in a cave. The mountain king is in the distance and you are a troll surrounded by trolls." Haha, it was so groovy that after the class I had to ask my rocking teacher, I enjoyed In The Hall Of The Mountain King so much that I really wish to bring it home with me so I can listen to it. Is there anyway you could hand me a copy of the Music on a cassette tape. She went about copying the music from one cassette to another cassette right in front of my eyes. I could see the wheels inside one cassette spin one way while the wheels of the other cassette were receiving the music and spinning another way. It was groovy to say the least.
3.) On the topic of cassette tapes, I used to love rapping along to Eminem. Mom disliked the swear words, as I will too when I have children... So what I did was, I'd have say White America playing on a cassette tape... I would press the stop button right before the swear word and then I would press Record and Pause at the same time and then press stop real quick right away. That way it created zero sound right over the swear word, and then the song continued on as normal. Then I'd invite the family into the room and go about my weekend performances singing into Dad's shoe, instead of a microphone.
4.) My first job was painting. I was a painter in the 8th grade and Modest Mouse was hott that year.
5.) I was diagnosed with Tourrette Syndrome in the 2nd grade. The diagnoses lifted as years went by and the tics that rarely occur are merely eye twitches and throat "clicks".
FAVORITE ACTOR & ACTRESS: Kirsten Dunst will always be and has always been someone that I love so dearly. Her acting with Toby in Spiderman 2 was impeccable and she never fails to make super happy. I love her dearly.
GUILTY PLEASURES: Probably when I smoke a cigarette, which leads me to the next question
DO YOU / HAVE YOU EVER SMOKED: I do not consider my self a smoker any longer. I quit in January of 2013 and have recently smoked a bit because my brother buys cigarettes and smokes them and I am with him. However, I still don't smoke a lot at all. I smoked from 18 to 23 and the last 2 years of me being a smoker, I smoked very very lightly. I am to afraid of all the health problems smoking causes.
FAVORITE DRINK (BOTH ALCOHOLIC AND NON ALCOHOLIC): I've been on a smoothie kick lately. Working at Jamba Juice taught me everything I need to know about smoothies. The best smoothie I feel out of the Jamba Juice menu would be The Strawberry Surfrider. It is 8 oz. lemonade, two scoops of lime sherbet, two 1/4 scoops of frozen strawberries, and a single 1/4 scoop of frozen peaches. It's delicious. For alcoholic drinks, I'd probably have to say a classic coors light never fails. I don't drink alcohol too much cuz I learned how bad it is for you when I was younger.
CASH OR CARD: Card
SUMMER OR WINTER: Summer
EAT IN OR RESTAURANT: Restaurant
SMILE OR EYES: Both
HEAVY OR LIGHT SLEEPER: Usually Heavy
DAY OR NIGHT: Day
BOXERS OR BRIEFS: Briefs
TEA OR COFFEE: Tea
PARTY ANIMAL OR STAY AT HOME: When I am in New York City, I am definitely a party animal. Lately I've been taking it easy and writing music at my mom's house in Maine. She recently moved so I had to help in the move.
5 BOOKS YOU'D TAKE ON AN ISLAND WITH YOU:
1.) The first book that came to mind is Don't Sweat The Small Stuff. I read this book many years ago, most likely when I was in my mid teens and i found it to be a re awakening experience. In other words,this book opened up my eyes and taught me that life can be so simple. Often, our thoughts are cluttering our minds, making life seem so much more difficult than it is,and suddenly this book taught me how to slow down those thoughts and literally avoid any issue that may be present in our lives. Don't Sweat The Small Stuff is similar the your favorite song, it brings you places and teaches you something. It's also very similar to meditation. Don't Sweat The Small Stuff is that experience you have when your at church and suddenly they put holy water on you forehead and you start shaking in an experience, possibly crying tears of joy. My feelings towards Don't Sweat The Small Stuff are strong and my experience reading this book was life changing. It goes step by step chapter 1 chapter two first thing to do next thing to do... having an issue? here's the solution... I found this book to be so helpful in slowing down my thoughts and redirecting my thinking that I purchased the Don't Sweat The Small Stuff Workbook. lol. I wrote like a mo fugga in that thing. Richard Carlson is the author, if I'm not mistaken. Man to I have to thank that guy.
5 books I'd take on an island... hmmm....
2.) Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets kicked butt...
3.) A Thesaurus
4.) The Beatles Anthology
5.) The Bible
5 CD'S YOU'D HAVE IF YOU WERE STRANDED SOMEWHERE.... EX: THE SAHARA :
1.) Number 1 is definitely the White Album. That album is so timeless, and I can't think of an album that even comes close to being longer or better. It's just so epic.
2. ) Sylvana Joyce and The Moment - For you, Comrade
3.) Definitely, Rachel Ann Weiss. I played with this genius at The Delancey in New York City. Her album Dear Love, is a guarantee'd chiller. Her voice is so sensual and sultry. Rachel hits every note with ease, and writes like Mariah Carey. Her voice is just about equally as talented, and Rachel has pipes. Her music is inspiring and melodic and it brings goosebumps souring through my arms and legs. I love her songs... Lonely, Carry You, The Ballad of Joshua David Paul, Until I Meet My Next Love, Rivermoon Romance, the whole Dear Love album is a must have. Check it out if you haven't. You'll love her.
4.) I just recently bought Me... I Am Mariah The Elusive Chanteuse, so I would have to add that one to the list. The album gave me tons of goosebumps when I was listening to You Don't Know What To Do. Right Mariah?
5.) I've got to list my man J Mraz with Jason Mraz Live And Acoustic. This is Mraz's live album recorded at Java Joes in 2001 and it wasn't released on I-Tunes until 2008. Halfway Home gave us all goosebumps a few hours ago, and there is no more acoustic jazz album that I know of. It's like the man created his own genre by making an acoustic guitar sound unlike anything else that I had heard out there. All those old songs are so genius! It's so much better then anything Mraz did in the future, and I'm just such a crazy Mraz fan that I had to list this album. It's dope!!!
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