For one hour each week Jeff dons his virtual cape and mask as one of the three cohosts of the Since Right Now Addiction Recovery Podcast. For the other 167 hours in the week he’s a super husband, a heroic father to two boys and a mild-mannered creative culture warrior.
Jeff’s currently applying his formidable professional skills at St. Louis agency Radiant CX and is collaborating on a pop-up dry bar in April with The Recovery Revolution columnist Jennifer O and yours truly.
1. The principal motivation for my creativity.
2. The principal motivation for my sobriety.
3. My favorite qualities in a person.
4. What I appreciate most about my friends.
5. My main fault.
My favorite occupation. Coffee connoisseur.
My dream of happiness. A very peaceful present moment.
My idea of misery. A business meeting run by the self-important and the self-unaware.
My greatest regret. Not moving to L.A.
My proudest moment. Besides birth of kids? The night we wrapped Band of Buds* year one in a limo with the team going nuts.
*A Budweiser promotion culminating in Las Vegas that Jeff developed and worked on sober. So. Ber.—Chris
Other than myself, who would I like to be? Robert Downey Jr. or Anthony Bourdain
Where I would like to live. The south of France.
My favorite color.
My favorite authors. Tom Wolfe, Bill Simmons, Joseph Heller, Gabriel García Márquez, Chuck Klosterman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Robbins, Carl Hiassen, Mark Leyner, Cormac McCarthy, Chuck Palahniuk. A lot of Self-Help books.
My favorite poets. Rumi.
My favorite composers/musicians. Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Page/Plant, Mick/Keef, REM, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Bruce, Willie and Waylon, Jack White, Lana Del Rey, Miles of Wire, Pixies, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, Sturgill Simpson, Tom Petty, Cracker.
My favorite painters/designers. Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, that Picasso fella.
My hero(es). Batman, John Elway, Cool Hand Luke, My Grandmother Hazel Fowler.
My favorite food and drink. Spicy burrito smothered in green chili and an Arnold Palmer.
My drug of choice when I was using. Miller Lite. Stoli.
What I hate most of all. When the Broncos give away a game in the 4th quarter at home.
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. Lead singer with moves like Jagger.
How I want to die. In a blaze of glory, naturally.
My present state of mind. Quiet desperation mixed with fruitless obsession.
My favorite motto.
Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.
ABOUT RECOVERY REVELATIONS™
Our Recovery Revelations Questionnaire is based on the questions of a late 19th century English "confessions album" later mistakenly attributed to French novelist, Marcel Proust. Vanity Fair uses a version for their Proust Questionnaire and James Lipton uses a variation on Inside the Actors' Studio.
You are encouraged to engage the interviewee(s) and explore their answers further in the comments.
If you'd like to be share your Recovery Revelations, please contact Chris for details.