Naz Hamid

Five Questions

This is the fourth 5Q interview for Seal Club, featuring
Naz Hamid of Absenter.

  1. What are three things you can’t live without?

    Pretty simple on this one: Love, a watch and a bike.

  2. Baring complications with money/influence/space-time who would you have lunch with and where?

    Henry Rollins. In space overlooking the earth – that would be stunning. I’d pick his brain about subjects and listen to stories about life on the road.

  3. Puppies or kittens?

    Kittens! Though this is pretty tough. I live with two cats, “The Boys” as I call ’em. I like dogs a lot too, especially as pups. My significant other has a dog and he’s cute as heck. I just can’t deal with what she deals with daily. My life’s too hectic for a dog. But cats, feed ’em, play with ’em and they’re happy doing their own thing.

  4. Can you construct a small narrative about sports using the words: anvil, elephant and orbital-death-ray?

    It was a short-lived sport — The Orbital-Death-Ray Showdown was tough on its contestants but the rewards were plentiful and generous. It involved, well, a death-ray of course. Many didn’t survive the game because if you lost, you were dead.

    The last competitor, the only winner, was an inventive fellow. He used an elephant as his transport across the games’s many levels — Mamatuu was its name — and he won by using a simple anvil to destroy the death-ray. Which unfortunately, was the reason of how the game came to an end.

  5. What are two albums that you’d listen to on a sunny day?

    Maserati – “The Language of Cities” and The Velvet Teen – “Elysium”

Pimp two websites:

  • Treesquirrel – The photography of Jen Schuetz. Yep, she’s my significant other and I did her site but her work really is so good.
  • Decisive Moments – Whether Luke writes short entries or long entries or if he’s posting photos, there’s always something worth experiencing and coming away with.