Interviews 11

Rohan Quine - New York - Interviews 11[…And wittering about having won a Sinéad O’Connor look-alike contest in the East Village, an unexpected and spontaneous occurrence, but bizarrely fitting since I loved her music.] (1’32”)


[Text:] [Meira:] You played a Sinéad O’Connor look-alike.

That was the easiest $500 I’ve ever earned. I turned up at one and a half hours’ notice to this Sinéad O’Connor look-alike competition, which was a publicity stunt pulled for a music magazine. And there were only five other contestants: and (I kid you not) one of them was a guy with a beard; another one was a guy without a beard but with long dark hair; another was a woman, so that was a good start, but she had long blonde hair; and there was one other contestant only, who had shaved his head, but he didn’t look anything like Sinéad O’Connor. So there was no competition.

[Conversation on Maury Povich TV show.]
(See video here.)

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Rohan Quine is an author of literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror, celebrating the beauty, darkness and mirth of this predicament called life, where we seem to have been dropped without sufficient consultation ahead of time. View all posts by Rohan Quine →