I don't really care if this is genuine or not
(Is it, though?)
[via Blue Lines Revisited]
Met Sun Ra. Interviewed him when he did that not-so-great album for A&M. Well, more like, was granted an audience with him. Two hours of soft spoken meandering disquisition on the secrets of the Omniverse. During the course of which I uttered barely a word. Somehow it was conveyed that any contribution from me, or attempts to steer the direction, would have been presumptuous and superfluous.
Annoyingly I don't have the tapes (yes, there was a time when I was stupid enough to tape over interview cassettes with new interviews). Do have a rough transcript -- 3800 words, but only a fraction of the total uttered.