1) and 2) Have/Would you ever name(d) your guitar, the way BB King named his Lucille? If not, what would you name it if you were so inclined?
Actually, he came with the name "Blondel", which I have occasionally used to refer to him, and I believe is written on the label inside the sound box. I thought once about giving him a different name, but "Blondel" is what's now stuck in my mind 8)
3) Is there any song you would refuse to sing, for whatever reason?
Oh, which song?
"Sweet Betsy From Pike". Also anything SCAdians sing to the tune of "Sweet Betsy From Pike." I reeeeeeeeeally burned out on that song during my first SCA life 8P
4) You get an offer for a paying gig. The money is good. It is in a very dodgy neighborhood, Knockturn Alley on steroids. Would you still go?
Probably. First, though, I form a Brute Squad to go with me ("Fezzik, I neeeeeeed you!!")
Seriously, the Midtown Manhattanite's old rule for visiting...oh, anything above 96th Street...was "cab in and cab out", and lots of places are safer to visit if you're not on deserted streets alone for too long.
5) Who is your favorite comedian, living or not?
There are so many who make/made me laugh so hard, like George Carlin and Richard Jeni and Billy Connolly and Craig Ferguson and Jeff Dunham and the Pythons and Rowan Atkinson and Bill Cosby. But if I can only pick one? Robin Williams. Always. Because his comedy is so...dense. The jokes come so quickly, it's like comedy with ADD on espresso. I trust him to always lead the audience one way, then do a 180 at 90 miles an hour. Even when he screws up, he knows what to do to win the audience back. One of my favorite bits (which I saw on an old HBO special but have never been able to get on video) is him losing the audience and pulling out a sequence called "come inside my mind", complete with a rampaging id (which he traps behind a door), neurons yelling "Mayday! Mayday!" , ending with a frustrated/manic melt-down, of "WHAT THE F#&%%!!*^%% DO YOU PEOPLE WANT????!!!!!!!!!!!!!" --I can think of no other comic who could so completely turn that much real frustration into audience-accessible humor. Mostly because if you don't like the joke he's doing, wait three seconds 8)