It was one of those long waits before one of those endless retakes that are part of a television show and Peter Noone was trying to pass the time. He played cards, lost, paced a bit, then sat down beside me muttering, "If I could change anything in my life it would be this endless waiting in dressing rooms."
I'M VERY CHANGEABLE
"Change my life! I wouldn't. If I did I wouldn't be me. There are some minor habits I might want to change and there are some aspects of show business I would like to have altered. I'm a very changeable sort of person, you know. I change from day to day and so do my ideas. Some days like today I don't think that I want to change anything in my life and other days I feel like changing everything. I'm a very weird sort of person, you know, in that I have totally different ideas from one day to the next.
WAITING IS SO BORING
In my past there is nothing I would change, because then I wouldn't be me or where I am today, you know. There are things that are happening in show business, in the pace of it all, that I would change.
I LOSE TRACK OF TIME
Another thing is that I travel around a lot and the pace is so fast that I never get a chance to see anything. I'd like to do things at a slower pace. I'd like to travel the world and just learn about everything. Right now when I travel, I lose track of what day it is and where we are, and like on the tour at Christmas. I didn't even know it was Christmas day, you know. I just sat there playing chess from about nine o'clock to four o'clock.
The main thing I dislike about tours is not being able to have enough time to myself. There's so much that happens that goes by too fast to remember. I'd definitely like to have more time in my life for everything. There's so much to learn and learning, to me, is a very important kind of thing.
Oh, one thing I'd like to change. I'd stop getting myself in embarrassing situations. One of the most recent ones I can remember that was really very embarrassing. I went running up behind someone. I put my hands over his eyes and said, "Guess who?" He said, "Alf" and I said, "No". "Bert?" "No". "Jack?" "No", for about half an hour of that and he said, "Well, come on and let me see who is is" and he turned around and he'd never seen me before in his life and I'd never seen him. I'm a kind of impulsive person and it does get me in some bad situations at times.
I FORGET EASILY
I'd like to be able to remember things. I only forget trivial things, you know. I think it's the worst thing for anyone who can forget things. I often forget words to songs and things like that which are really trivial, but I hate people who forget things and sometimes I hate myself. I really suppose I ought to do something about it.
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