The first of a two-part ‘interview’ I did last week with long-time supporter Roger Corton. He’s collated e-mails I’ve received on the new record and then we sat down to do an interview of ten questions. (OK, due to my penchant for ‘digressions’ there are probably more than ten. ) Also–and this is big–Roger has agreed to take over some occasional web duties for me in the (perhaps vain) hope that I’ll have a bit more time for music making. This first baby step in ceding control: he’s elected to leave this text far more ‘raw’ than I would have done . Cheers!
RCBefore we get started, I know you hate doing this, so thanks. You know it’s for your own good, right?
JCHOK, Ma. I heard an interview with Chrissie Hynde the other day that just shocked me. It was the first time in maybe twenty years I heard an artist get, in any way, bitchy with the interviewer.
RCAnd that’s a good thing?
JCHYes. It was routine when I was a kid to give the interviewer a hard time. To make it clear that all this PR stuff is a sham and you’d rather be doing something else.
RCBut wasn’t that also part of the marketing?
JCHSure. But the point is, after all these decades of ‘rock n roll rebellion’, everyone acts [...]