TAG: I’m a Rock Star

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Many thanks to Claire @ BrizzleLass Books for tagging me on this cool tag. She chose to torture me with this one, as I have no musical talent whatsoever, which means my answers will be an epic failure. But I don’t back away from challenges, so all I can say is… if you are reading this, as a favor, please torture Claire with tons of new follows that cause her hours of time learning about and meeting new people. 🙂  ‘Cause she deserves it for being a… really cool friend from the UK who I seem to share a lot in common with!



What is the name of your band, or if you are a solo artist, your stage name (example: Lady Ga Ga, Snoop Dog, Puddles the Clown, etc…)?


  • Duality of Conflict, as I am two people inside of one, trying to merge them into someone sane that others find interesting and amusing. Is it working? La La La, La La LAAAAA


What genre or style of music are you known for?

  • Nothing. I am quite eclectic in my music taste. In a matter of 30 minutes, I’ll listen to Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas, Lady Gaga’s Alejandro, Chicago, Usher, Pink, Les Mis, and Snoop Dogg. I tend to listen to lots of varied artists!


What instrument do you play or are you the lead singer?

  • I play this really cool instrument called silence. I am amazing at this particular one. Very few people can play it as well as I can. So much so, I’m actually famous for being able to play silence better than anyone. Let’s test that out right now. 3, 2, 1…

<< Oh, are you still there? This is me playing my instrument…. La La La, La La La… >>

If you could be the opening act for any band currently touring who would it be?

  • Hmmm… I’d like to meet Adam Levine from Maroon 5, so I suppose that would be a good opportunity. Who wouldn’t? There’s nothing wrong in the picture below. The open shirt. The tattoos. The facial hair. The chain. The low-slung jeans. The flawless skin. The ripples. The dark expression. Oh… I can’t. Just can’t.


I mean seriously… I have to stop looking at this right now so I can finish the post.

Who would you name as your musical inspiration? This person can be currently breathing, or not.

  • I am tone deaf, so I have a feeling anyone I chose would sound offensive. I’ll bow out of this question and say “Isn’t (s)he so cool?”

What special item do you ask for in your dressing room on a tour contract rider?

  • Air conditioning. Everywhere. Even if the temperature is under 60 degrees. Being cold is better than hot anytime!


What item from home do you pack in your suitcase to take on tour?

  • Laptop. Must be able to write. And I’ll follow Claire’s lead and select a second item: Dark Chocolate. I’ll do anything for it. ANYTHING. Do you hear me, Adam?



What does your stage attire look like?

  • If I had to answer this question honestly… if that were my profession… I’d be in the gym a bit more… and I’d be shirtless and in a pair of gym shorts. No shoes. Totally comfy and relaxed. Just chillin’ on stage as though the entire world was having fun. Except me, cause I’d be singing, and I can’t do that, so bad that people run.

What backstage nickname have the roadies given you based on your personality?

  • Mystery Man


Every successful rockstar has a special charity. What’s yours?

  • Pet Care — want to take care of them all!


What is the title of your memoir going to be?

  • No One Ever Knew (he was so awesome)


Note: I’m being funny here. I really do not have an ego at all.


I have nominated thee below but this isn’t book related and I haven’t a clue if all of you are into music so please don’t feel obligated!

  1. https://www.asimplyenchantedlife.com/abiding-mercy/
  2. https://aspentreesbookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/small-great-things-by-jodi-picoult/
  3. https://bookfiendsite.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/weekly-wrap-up-july-24th-30th/
  4. https://bobosbookbank.com/2017/02/01/read-again-e-shelf/
  5. https://valeriesmusings.com/2017/07/25/blog-tour-killer-party-review/


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.


30 thoughts on “TAG: I’m a Rock Star

    Harini@BooksandReaders said:
    July 30, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    Pet care 💖💖 I like you so much already if you love animals 💖💖

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    roseelaineblog said:
    July 31, 2017 at 2:04 AM

    You really wouldn’t make a good rock star ⭐️ but as a comedian you would be great 😉 brilliant answers to tough questions 👍

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    BrizzleLass said:
    July 31, 2017 at 3:22 AM

    Adam Levine is an interesting choice, now I know who to send you pictures of when you’re having a bad day at least. 😉 I have a track he did with Slash in one of my playlists that’s so good.
    Sorry to torture you, but I think you more than rose to the challenge! 😎

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    Elle said:
    July 31, 2017 at 4:46 AM

    I feel really evil and horrible laughing at how you describe yourself in relation to music. (Sorry! :))
    I was actually quite interested to read about your answer for the instrument question and I honestly lost it at your explanation. 🙂 However though, interesting answers!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 31, 2017 at 6:39 AM

      You can totally laugh. I put it out there, so I can take the feedback. When it doesn’t fit, find a way! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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        Elle said:
        July 31, 2017 at 7:30 AM

        Oh dear, I realised that I might have phrased my second last sentence with a wrong intention. I meant that I lost my self control in keeping a straight face. (Not my interest, haha.) I hope you did not misunderstand!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 31, 2017 at 7:43 AM

        I totally took it as laughing at it, not at being bored. totally ok!

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    Kiersten said:
    July 31, 2017 at 7:14 AM

    I think you were a little off key on that second La La La…introduce me to Adam when you get famous 😉

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 31, 2017 at 7:16 AM

      I was… went totally flat. Shall try better next time! And most definitely, introductions seem fair for singing off key.

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    July 31, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    You’re answers never fail to make me laugh. I want to nominate you for things with questions just to see how you answer them……

    Liked by 1 person

    vinnieh said:
    July 31, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    I love your answers man, you’d make a cool rock star. I bet everyone is grateful for that picture of Levine.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 31, 2017 at 8:29 AM

      thanks! i try. yes… it makes the day a bit easier to look at it.

      Liked by 1 person

        vinnieh said:
        July 31, 2017 at 8:30 AM

        Haha, I bet it does. I must admit, he’s a handsome dude.

        Liked by 1 person

    inspirationpie said:
    July 31, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Haha! Totally love this tag, Jay! Great job…you are an entertainer, there’s no doubt!


    Liked by 1 person

    scr4pl80 said:
    July 31, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    We just saw Adam Levine when he was singing with Queen. I got some really cool pictures 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    TAG I’m A Rock Star – Aspen Tree Book Reviews said:
    July 31, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    […] sweet funny friend Jay of James Cudney fame tagged me. If you don’t know him, you should check him out. Follow him, he loves it. I […]

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    iamdes said:
    August 2, 2017 at 1:09 PM

    Ahhhh! Adam Levine!

    Liked by 1 person

    TAG: I’m a Rock Star – Diary of a Bookfiend said:
    August 19, 2017 at 6:25 AM

    […] thanks to Jay@This-Is-My-Truth-Now for tagging me on this ‘I’m a Rock Star’ tag! Sorry it took me this long to do […]

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