Leonard Roberge@Bryn Mawr

Where are you? Sitting in the overcrowded computer lab at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.

What are you? A greatly disgruntled graduate student in the history of art department, who has just failed his German examination for the umpteenth time. Also, an unhappily employed art gallery director.

What do you make? Big plans, stupid comments, abortive compilation tapes.

What do you love? A certain person named Jennifer, a certain cat named Michigan, clean design, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, jangle pop.

What do you hate? All those who entitle themselves and whose main entitlement is themselves.

What do you listen to? The best Cherry Red, Creation, el, Postcard, Sarah and Slumberland have to offer, plus some other things.

What do you watch? Anything that flickers across a screen.

What do you drink? Fruit juice, water, milk, and sometimes tea.

What do you smoke? Nothing.

What do you take? Various things for the allergies, colds, and diseases that strike me from time to time.

What do you believe in? The transformative power of aesthetic experience.

  • When We were 16.

  • Where were you? Winston! -Salem, North Carolina, USA.

    What were you? An overly serious high school student.

    What did you wear? T-shirts, jeans, large black shoes or boots and very long bangs.

    What did you listen to? Way too much political punk, then Buzzcocks, The Fall, Kukl, Savage Republic, Sonic Youth, Television and The Velvet Underground.

    What did you watch? 'The Twilight Zone' exclusively, and a film once in a while.

    What did you love? A different person named Jennifer, not at all like the present one, French literature, guitar interplay.

    What did you hate? Arbitrary authority.

    What did you drink? Fruit juice, milk.

    What did you smoke? Nothing.

    What did you take? Just cold medicine.

    What did you want to be?

    Who did you fight? My parents.

    Who/What did you believe in? Idealism.

    Where did you go? The Wake Forest University library, band practice, downtown, Greensboro.

    What did you learn? Love hath an end, the essential isolation of everyone from everyone else.

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