Every week, Entertainment Editor Nick Margiasso will put one of our fine USF staffers on the musical hot seat for a Q & A. It may be informative, it could be disturbing but it definitely will be interesting.
Oracle: It’s our round … at the bar and at the jukebox; what’ll you have?
Dr. Silverman: I’ll have a diet Coke and lemon. Two pieces of lemon if it’s been a tough day! (Editor’s Note: who needs music … again.)
Oracle: What album had a big influence on your youth? Why?
Dr. Silverman: Doo Wop influenced me most as a youth. We all sang on Bronx, N.Y., street corners, and to get that harmony right we had to learn to work together and to really listen to one another.
Oracle: Who wins in a fight: “Pounce like a” Cat Stevens or David “Ziggie Stardust” Bowie?
Dr. Silverman: David Bowie wins — I like those glam rockers.
Oracle: What is a good soundtrack for being an Honors College Dean?
Dr. Silverman: Best music for a Dean is Marilyn Manson — makes the problems of the day seem small.
Oracle: If you had a hit single what would it be named and what kind of music would it be?
Dr. Silverman: My hit single would be called “Almost There” and be in the 50’s rock ‘n &roll style. I want it upbeat and I want to remember that my goals for the Honors College are “almost there” but there is more to do.