Dennison Griffith - Solid Appeal



Define success.
The ability to bring your own kind of individual skills to the table in a way that amplifies the work of the people around you.

Do you still cut your own lawn?
No. That’s one of the privileges of old age and executive status, I guess. But I do everything else.

Which of your weaknesses could be considered a strength?
I tend to be too trusting of people.
I’m seen by some
to be too nice. But that’s just how I am.

If you could meet anyone (dead or alive), whom would you pick and why?
Mark Twain. Picasso would be way up
there too, but Twain has some wonderful things to say about being alive.
You’re swept up by an F4 tornado and dropped on a yellow brick road. For what do you ask the wizard?
Cadmium Red Medium.

What’s one thing few people might know about you? I sometimes have an almost pathological desire to please other people. Getting to a point in your life where you have enough experience and enough wisdom — not to be cocky, but to just trust your gut — is a great position to be in.

What is the biggest mistake someone can make during the creative process?
Having too many voices inside your head telling you what and what not to do.

What was the most important resolution you ever made?
To try and be true to myself. I’ve made it multiple times under multiple circumstances.

What was the last album you purchased?
Miles Davis — Birth
of the Cool.

What pisses you off? Uncharitable or mean people.

What complimentary element is Columbus in need of most?
Self-esteem.

What does Columbus lack more than it is prepared to admit? Actually, I’d say the same answer.

Led Zeppelin or Bee Gees?
Bee Gees.

Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein?
Warhol.