'I had an interview show in the late eighties in California. I even interviewed John Cage, and we talked about all kinds of nonsense... And he was very happy with it, apparently he told other people that I know, how much he enjoyed it. But we had lots of phone calls complaining at the station – "Terrible interview, you guys hardly talked about music at all!" And then I had another interview with a – nowhere near Cage's status, but well-known within the scene. And just so hung-up about, you know, "my latest project" and "you gotta ask me about this and this and this..." And he seemed pretty irritated that I hadn't really done all the up-to-date research on him. "So, you're gonna just edit that down, right, to, like five minutes?" – "No, that was it. It's an hour show. And it's live!"'
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