Back in the day, James Marsters' old official websites used to post a monthly Q&A session with James, & I'm reposting those Q&As every week for a bit of fun (& nostalgia)! Enjoy this week's Q&A from October 2008:
My uncle told me that it was better to learn to play guitar by ear instead of learning from a book. What’s your opinion on that?
I think you should use both and avail yourself to use tablature or “tabs” which is a way to read music without having to read music. Also, tabs are available on the internet for free! Just type in the name of the song and tabs.
In one word, what best describes your personality in everyday life?
You’ve been acting since you were a kid. Does acting make it easier or harder to really know yourself?
Much easier. One thing I enjoy about actors is that they are non-judgmental about the differences and weirdnesses that we all share. Acting forces you to admit that you could be evil or good or courageous or petty, depending on your choice.
What should you have done sooner?
Come to Los Angeles.
If you were shipwrecked on an uninhabited island would you build a solitary life for yourself or set out to sea and hope for rescue?
I would set out to sea.
What types of music, if any, do you listen to when you drive? Or do you prefer books on tape?
Good question. Books on tape, but I have a cheap cassette that plugs into my stereo system. I’m currently listening to the new Ron Suskind “The Way of the World” – a story of truth and hope in a world of extremism. I recommend it highly. It’s terrifying.
Red or white wine?
Yes or No?
Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
Othello – yup, its a board game!