Interview with Sunny by Welly Mudd, Weather Magazine
Sunny greets me at the door of his City apartment with a quiet, "hey,". He's wearing jeans, and black-and-white striped t-shirt, but glancing at his feet I notice bright yellow socks. He offers me a bowl of cereal (Rice Krispies — he likes the sounds they make) and we make our way to his room, where some classical music is playing on the record player. We sit on bean bags, eat our cereal and I begin the interview.
WM: what is this we're listening to?
SUNNY: [shyly] It's Bach. The Goldberg Variations.
WM: Wow, it's really nice.
I guess I'll begin my interview here. So, tell me, Sunny, what's your favourite season?
SUNNY: [more shyly] Summer.
WM: Does it get pretty hot in the city?
WM: Do you ever go on vacation?
WM: OK.... Let's say you were stranded on a desert island. What 5 things would you bring?
SUNNY: [tapping his fingers together] Um...is there electricity?
WM: OK, sure.
SUNNY: My guitar, a Rolland TR-808 drum machine, my records, my record player and... [quietly] Windy.
WM: Does she sing?
SUNNY: A little bit [he brightens up]. She's a really good whistler. she's good at thinking of lyrics, and she's a good listener. I think that's important — listening.
Me: What do you do on a Sunday morning?
SUNNY: I like to lie in bed for awhile and listen to all the sounds of the city. You can tell what the weather is like and what time it is, just by listening. Like...the garbage truck always rumbles through the alley at 7:30. And if it's rainy, everything sounds muffled. If it's snowy, everything sounds quiet.
WM: What if it's a sunny day?
SUNNY: [smiling] Then all the noises are extra loud. And it's a great day.