Donegal, Judi Dench & hitting the snooze button: JOE spins the Tombola of Truth with Duke Special 7 years ago

Donegal, Judi Dench & hitting the snooze button: JOE spins the Tombola of Truth with Duke Special

"Try not be a dick when you're older and look after your friends and family."

The next person to take on JOE's Tombola of Truth is brilliant Irish singer-songwriter Duke Special.

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Duke released his stunning fourth album Look Out Machines last month and he plays Vicar Street in Dublin this Saturday night, May 16 (find tickets here).

You know the score - 50 balls, 50 questions, one fearsome Tombola of Truth.

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JOE: Best music gig you've ever been to?

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Duke Special: It would have to be Tom Waits in Dublin.  Perhaps a once in a lifetime experience.

JOE: Favourite holiday destination?

Duke Special: I do love Donegal but am open to even more exotic locations if anyone has an empty house somewhere!?

JOE: Can you name more than 15 characters from the Simpsons?

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Duke Special: Side show Bob, Comic book guy, Lisa, Milhouse, Homer, Ned Flanders, Krusty the Clown, Bart, Marge, Chief Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, Seymour Skinner, Grandpa Simpson, Moe, Santa's Little Helper, Monty Burns, I love the Simpsons!

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JOE: Do you think there is life on other planets?

Duke Special: I suspect there is, given the vast number there are and how little we have probed the outer reaches of the universe to date. Maybe not as we know it though.

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JOE: What advice would you give to your adolescent self?

Duke Special: Try not be a dick when you're older and look after your friends and family.

JOE: Who would play you in your biopic?

Duke Special: Judi Dench

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JOE: What’s your worst habit?

Duke Special: I am careless sometimes.

JOE: Have you ever been naked in public?

Duke Special: Not as far as I know.

JOE: Who or what grinds your gears?

Duke Special: Not a fan of arrogance.

JOE: What's your go-to joke?

Duke Special: I'm friends with 25 letters of the alphabet.  I don't know why.

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JOE: What person, dead or alive, would you like to go for a pint with?

Duke Special: Ivor Cutler

JOE: What's your karaoke song of choice?

Duke Special: By the Rivers of Babylon or else Rasputin.

JOE: The age-old dilemma - would you rather fight one hundred duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

Duke Special: Would have to be the latter.

JOE: Who was your first crush?

Duke Special: Cagney from Cagney and Lacey

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JOE: If you could invent one flavour of ice-cream what would it be?

Duke Special: Parsnip and dime.

JOE: What’s your protocol regarding the snooze button on an alarm?

Duke Special: It's there to be hit.

JOE: What is the capital of Venezuela?

Duke Special: V?

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JOE: Ronaldo or Messi?

Duke Special: Messi.

JOE: Who, in your opinion, is the most Irish person alive?

Duke Special: The elderly gentleman I recently bumped into in the gents of De Barra's in Clonakilty.

Duke Special's fourth album Look Out Machines is out now,he plays Vicar Street in Dublin this Saturday night, May 16 (find tickets here).