/ John Dunne to appear on ROCKTALK on Thursday night
Put your questions below, so he has some to work on. And if you want reminding of the Johnny Dawes interview from last month, that is here.
John have you actually done Astroman in Yosemite Valley are did you just abseil down and position yourself for the photographs?
Hope you are in good health and drop by when you are next in Bishop, I'd love to hook up.
i think johnny would have appreciated the chance to read through a lot of questions first, which he didnt get, so get posting those questions for the rock-solid hip yorkshireman who is so cool because he doesnt even bother with the in crowd. now that's cool, baby, that's cool.
Questions for John Dunne:
1> Do you still enjoy climbing?
2> Does the fact that you now climb at the behest of others reduce the pleasure you get from climbing?
3> What (apart from climbing) do you do to unwind? What do you do for fun?
4> Most important this - what is Jude like in the flesh (so to speak)? I have never met her. Does she actually exist or is she merely a marketing construct? Is Jude in fact the Lara Croft of climbing?
1. What's your favourite curry ?
2. Who's the bloke who looks just like you but is two foot shorter, that follows you around everywhere ?
3. Which one of the 'bash street kids' doe Ben moon remind you of most ?
Nigel Smart - now that is wicked
JCT use the delete button, quick.
What is your favourite route in the UK, the one you would go back to do just for the shere pleasure & not the hard climbing?
Why on earth do/did Adidas sponsor a climber?
I have a photo of myself on Tufted crack, in the bottom right hand corner is your self, did you delibratley pose on that photo so you could be seen with me?:-)
i like it FH. very funny. thats the sort of thing i'd say :-)
Does he have a name for every hold at Ilkley?
I look up at "New Statesman" from my garden with a bottle of beer in one hand and think "How did he do that?". My question is, "Just how did you do that? Bloody awesome if you ask me. And weren't you scared? I just shit my pants looking at it especially when it gets all dark and moody up on t'Moor".
I'll ask my question now aswell because thursday i'll be on the grit like everyone else should be.
Q. Can you dish some dirt on Mick J from the late 80's
you know johnny dawes and john dunne and they both hang round your house. do they ever bump into each other and do you flip from side to side when your with one or the other.
i've never met john dunne, ive only spoken to him on the phone twice, but i've always intuitively figured that he was "the man" and am looking forward to meeting him very much.
johnny's been a friend of the family for years.
I have a question for you John: Do you think it's OK to indulge in petting on a first date ?
Oh,nearly forgot,the 'Slimfast' diet,is it all its cracked up to be ?
whatever diet he's been on its put a rocket up his arse!
"Q. Can you dish some dirt on Mick J from the late 80's "
No but I can give you some dirt on Micky J from the nineties!
And what do i need educating about. you've dissliked me since that is climbing art thing and me telling you design is not art.
ive got no idea whether john climbed parthian shot or not. he says he did, thats all that matters. he's a brilliant climber, im not about to doubt anything he says. as ive said on the "take a look at this" thread, i dont agree with what my friends say just because they're my friends, i wouldnt be being true to myself otherwise.
as to their disagreement, that's their business, not mine. ive got enough shit in my own life without getting involved in other peoples'.
sorry, you don't have to tell
ah, Dan, the misconceptions. i dont make a living from doing the things i love.....yet. at the moment it is pocket money only. i am still at the skint artist stage i'm afraid. hopefully things will change when a) the children are a bit older and i have more time for work, and b) when i stop pratting around wasting my time socialising in here, although that doesnt take up too much time really.
i do get to go climbing, but im not that bothered about climbing. and yup, ive got a lovely husband and three lovely children, thats the most important thing, so i shouldnt grumble, im lucky in that respect.
everyone has shit in their lives though dont they?
i'd like to see some of your mosiac work as i have done a bit myself. and other stuff that you do, how can i get to see it.
im in the middle of having a web site set up for me by this new sheff company, im their guinee pig which is fine by me cause i get to have flash in it he he. there'll be all my mosaics on there (im renovating a fountain now in the garden to be photographed, this is my tea break) plus song lyrics, painted lead windows, writing, photography, hats, interior design, everything ive ever done really. except the controversial artistic projects that might embarrass my family. which is the best stuff really. never mind :-(
however you're more than welcome to pop round my house and i'll give you a guided tour. do you live in sheff? just email me.
was i horrible to you on the is climbing art thread? im a dragon sometimes, just take me with a pinch of salt, i probably had pmt. i think i've upset at least one buddy with my pmt rants this week :-( girls eh?
anyway back to the subject of this thread, the john dunne interview will be very very soon but charles isnt going to advertise it until we definately know that john can make it. he's a busy, mysterious and elusive character ;-)
well actually, he is too.
next up is going to be big ron if i can nab him at the plantation and charm my way round him ;-)
oh and btw i had a complete lark gassing with andy kirkpatrick in Outside the other day, whilst rained off bouldering with a rocktalk chum. i wanted to put andy k on rocktalk live last thursday as compensation for anyone who had logged in, but andy was busy. however andy k, although not a gritstone god, is one of the funniest and most entertaining reasonably well-known climbers i have ever met. would anyone want him to come on and do a rocktalk live in between persuading ron to do it? what do you think?
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