Shallow Questions for a Shallow Man
For those unaware, has launched a softball "" website. Although the home page header reads "Original Badfinger" the site is more about promoting Joey's current touring schedule and Beatlefest appearances. When located on Google the site reads "Badfinger: Original Site of Joey Molland and Rock Band Badfinger" (his priority being in the sequence).
There are several dropdown menus on the front page; some are non functional while others link to rather mundane Wikipedia-based biographies.
The most interesting feature, however, is a button that says "Ask Joey: Click To Ask Him Anything." Assuming this to be a challenge to truly ask him "anything", I decided a few weeks ago to oblige with a few questions. Below is the result ...
QUESTION: If there was no basis in Kathie getting involved in Badfinger's political affairs (something you have said often in the past) then how do you explain Pete's comments and reaction when he quit the band in 1974?
QUESTION: Can you describe the publishing agreement/contract between Badfinger/Iveys members? Was it ever written down? Was there a time limit regarding it?
QUESTION: I was told in 2007 that your Billy James book would be out by 2008. Seeing as it is now 2011, will we ever be seeing this book?
Predictably, this button is mislabeled. You're not actually supposed to ask him "anything." Rather, you're supposed to ask him about his favorite color or which guitar picks he favors, as evidenced by the questions he does answer.
Oh well. I thought maybe - just maybe - Joey had finally grown some cahoonas and was prepared to answer tough questions. Most people have already noticed that he has avoided every BBC documentary for the past 25 years. In fact, aside from the "Behind The Music" VH1 episode, Joey has avoided every single independent biographical project ever made. Apparently he only likes to answer when he controls the questions.
Hey Joey, what is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Eh, nevermind. I'd rather go watch paint dry.