KISS' Gene Simmons: Pro-Lists, Anti-BlackBerry

If you were going to list Gene Simmons' skills, fire-breathing, random casual sex, bass playing and hype would all be on the list. But the veteran of rock band KISS is also something of an organisation freak.

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We've seen evidence before that KISS' hard-rocking front is matched by the kind of organisational obsessiveness we like here at Lifehacker. In an interview with Rush On Rock, Simmons explains how planning is at the heart of his various music, TV and other enterprises:

I do what Santa Claus does - I make a list, I check it twice and make sure who's been naughty and who's been nice. It's all very organised. I need to spend time with my family and keep track of my projects and it's all written down in order. I need to remind myself that Kiss is a brand, not a band.

However, Simmons hasn't yet realised the benefits of keeping those lists in electronic form:

I use a traditional diary with room for notes. The BlackBerry means well but its failing is that it treats all information exactly the same - when it-s not. 'Blow up the world' is a big thing and 'clip your toenails' should be in small letters because they're not the same value. See what I mean? But that's not what the BlackBerry does.

Clearly Simmons has no idea of the potential for tagging and prioritising items on the BlackBerry (or any other modern smart phone). Nonetheless, keeping any sort of list is better than keeping no list at all.

Kiss Interview Pt 2 [Rush On Rock]


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