People I know – Written Interview with Adam Carey

Written Interview: 5

Guest: Adam Carey

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A little bit older than me, Tad aka Adam Carey has agreed to do a written interview with me. Back in the day we were in the KWA together. Now we see each other every now and then. He is into sports, video games, culture and much more.

How are you today sir?

Yeah im good thanks mate, pretty bloody hot but just finished work and now playing some xbox!

Nice, Can you tell my audience a little about yourself?

I sure can! I’m currently living in Cranbourne with my partner, i work 5 days a week for mum in a family business and in my spare time i like to play Xbox, watch sport and catch up with mates.

Why did you agree to this written interview?

I know you’re pretty into your website at the moment so i thought id help you get some more material too upload.

Thank you. Are you currently playing any sport/s?

I play basketball on Tuesday night’s at Frankston with an old work mate! I’m thinking of getting back into the footy but i need to get my fitness up.

What was the last professional sports game you saw live?

Hmmm it would of been an AFL game, i had a membership last year so i went to a few games.

What other sports do you like that you have not already mentioned?

I also like cricket, soccer, NHL (ice hockey) and MMA! But basketball and AFL are my top 2 for sure.

What is a crazy MMA fight that you would recommend to people to watch?

It really depends, some people like to watch a slog fest then others like to watch the more technical side of it but any mark hunt fight is usually good Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 was intense and also Clay Guida vs Diego Sanchez is also great

What is some of your favourite sport genred movies?

That’s a tough one, coach carter is a good one. Space jam is great! The rocky series. There a few others that are good but can’t remember the names of them

What athlete do you want to act in a new movie and what type of movie would it be?

Not too sure really, but id really like to see a Russell Westbrook documentary! He is my favourite NBA player

What is the best sports documentary you have seen?

Iverson is really good! It’s about Allen Iverson who used to play NBA! He was kind of one the first “bad guys” too play nba! He was the first too have sleeve tattoos etc. He wore street clothes into games while others wore suits. He also spent some time in prison before entering the nba! He really changed the game in some aspects with his play style and the way he went about things off the court.

There are some really good Michael Jordan docos too!

Are professional athletes overpaid, or is this simply a situation where highly skilled and scarce athletes are paid according to supply and demand?

Its tough, the best AFL players make roughly 1.5million a year but only play 22 games, then the best NBA players can make about 35 million a year. (american dollars)

But as a whole the NBA and AFL would make so much money over the year from ticket sales, sponsors etc. So id rather it go to the players who people pay to go and watch play. But 35 million is a crazy amount of money and could be spent on more important things in the world so it’s a tough question to answer.

But 35 million is a crazy amount of money and could be spent on more important things in the world so it’s a tough question to answer.

NBA players play 82 game seasons then could play another 16-30 if they make it to the championship round.

What will be the next big thing in all of sports media?

Its tough to predict, they are always doing new stuff like talking to cricket players during the game, the use of social media has grown heaps too promote sports. I have no idea with what they will come up next

What are the most fun sport video games?

really enjoy NBA, NHL and FIFA video games, i spend most of my time on the Xbox playing NBA 2k18.

Xbox, Playstation or PC?

Im an xbox person! I also play a bit of pc which i prefer for rpg, shooters and online gaming!

What is some of your favourite video games other than sport genred video games?

Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, Elder Scrolls series, PUBG. Then for older games: Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Pokemon Stadium.

Do you have Netflix?

Yes I do!

What is the most random thing you’ve ever watched all the way through on Netflix?

I watched a few seasons of America’s most wild prisons but usually i watch something im searching for.

What movies or tv shows do you recommend on Netflix?

I’m more of a series kinda guy! Im currently watching the 100 and its great!

Others would be: Rick and Morty Bojack horseman The Inbetweeners Arrow Stranger things, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Prison break, Narcos, Black mirror.

Do you collect anything I do not know about?

Hmmm ive recently got into getting NBA dvds from each team to try and get a bit of a library going. I also have a collection of NBA, AFL and Cricket cards.

Would you ever consider writing a guest post on my blog on a topic of your choice?

Would you ever consider writing a guest post on my blog on a topic of your choice?

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Not too sure on that one, but probably a superhero of some kind.

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

The end of the world.

If you could only have one album for the rest of your life to listen to music, what would it be?

Curse at 27 – The Departed or System Of a Down – Toxicity

If civilisation were to be reset back to primates what 5 items would you leave in hope to create the future?

Laptop, internet and 3 joints

What was the first band you saw play live in person?

I think it might of been big day out with Tool and Rammstein and a few other great bands

What was the last book you were reading?

The Dane Swan autobiography!

What is your earliest memory?

Putting my socks on by myself for the first time

What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?

Hmm skydiving or bungee jumping but it’s not really because im scared its more that i cant afford it haha

Do you have any enemies?

Not that I know of! Haha

If you could achieve one important thing in your life, what would it be?

Be a good father when i have children

Are you still learning who you are?

Hmmm not really! I think about 3 years ago i really matured into the person i am today

How would you like to die other than old age?

Eating too much!

Where is the line between art and not art?

No line! Anything creative is an art in my opinion

What benefits does art provide society? Does art hurt society in any way?

Some street art is amazing and inspiring than its hurt by the shitty gang tags on trains etc.

Does fate exist? If so, do we have free will?

I don’t think so! You make your own fate with life decisions etc.

 

And there you have it. I want to do more of these. Gonna pitch the interview idea to more people and see what happens.

 

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