We capture a mental fingerprint of some of our musical and cultural heroes and preserve it in cyber-amber for the wonderment of future generations. This is the Insomniac Questionnaire; meet Simon Patterson.
What was your favorite toy as a child, and when and why did you stop playing with it?
I loved Thundercats and Airwolf. I’m not sure if you guys got that stuff over here. Then Baywatch came, and that was the end of action figures.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never give up, and focus on being the best for you.
What part of your day do you look forward to most?
Sleeping, lol—or finishing a track.
What’s the best time you’ve ever had without spending money?
Being in the sea. Not on a yacht, but being by the ocean in Thailand, for example.
What is your most treasured possession?
What is your favorite word?
Do you owe an apology to anyone?
When was the last time you were really scared?
When I have epileptic seizures, that’s pretty scary. Other than that, I’m afraid of needles and heights.
What is the last thing you googled?
What happens if a female takes Viagra.
What’s the last sound you would want to hear before you die?
The ding sound in my track “Apex.”
Do you have any recurring dreams or nightmares?
Yeah, I always dream that I’m able to fly. Then I wake up so pissed off that I can’t.
How do you measure success?
If you could have one magical/superpower, what would you want, and why?
To be able to fly! Imagine how cool it would be to leave a gig and just fly home.
Have you ever had a brush with the paranormal or supernatural?
No, but I do take psychic readings seriously.
What do you remember about your first kiss?
What four words best describe you?
Fun, loyal, loving, caring.
What’s the last impulsive thing you did?
Went to Space last Sunday at 4am in Miami.
What is your strongest or best personality trait?
Wanting to be the best.
Do you believe in any conspiracy theories or urban legends?
I believe in most conspiracy theories, but there is so much to write…
You can catch Simon Patterson doing his thing at Dreamstate SoCal.