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    Your 3 Interviews

    Years ago I had heard a story on the radio about asking people if they could interview any 3 people living or dead who would they pick. The idea was that you didn’t know any of the other responses so it was supposed to be an insight into your personality. Well that would be impossible on here for obvious reasons but I thought it would be interesting just to think about what musical artists you would like to interview. So if you could pick 3 artists living or deceased who would you pick?
    I know it’s hard to pick only 3 but that’s the point, narrowing it down to only the most essential persons.

    Mine would be:

    Beethoven
    Jim Morrison
    Leonard Bernstein




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    I'd have to think more about it but I'm definitely with you on Beethoven and Jim Morrison.

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    Quickly off the top o' the old coconut

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    Syd Barrett might be an interesting one.
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    John Coltrane
    Sun Ra
    Christian Vander- oh wait, I already did interview him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Syd Barrett might be an interesting one.
    Yep. He could stare at you in silence with his eyes like black holes in the skies in non-response to each question. Maybe dropping a few tabs an hour before the interview would help...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Yep. He could stare at you in silence with his eyes like black holes in the skies in non-response to each question. Maybe dropping a few tabs an hour before the interview would help...
    Well, there have to be some ground rules here. For example, did Beethoven speak English? Because a few people are interviewing Beethoven. Will Jim Morrison know that he choked on his own vomit, in case his demise comes up?
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    Zappa
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    Vander

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    I dunno about interview, but at least converse with:

    Sun Ra
    Gustav Mahler
    Muddy Waters

    I'd love to ask Muddy if he ever heard Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan and ask if he considered them to be "bluesmen" (Muddy once said that guitarists who used pedals "weren't playing the blues", so his opinion of Jimi or SRV might have been interesting).

    Ra, I'd like to talk philosophy with him. I somehow have a feeling trying to talk about gear with him, getting specific info about his synths, or whatever, would be fruitless. Ya know what, I'd settle for auditing his university course that he taught circa 1970, I forget which college, but I believe it was on the West Coast.

    With Mahler, I suppose I'd ask him about conductors like Leonard Bernstein, who've been criticized for taking too many "liberties" with, among other things, Mahler's music. I'd love to know what he'd think of Lenny's interpretations of his symphonies. Would like to nkow if he ever attempted composes anything outside of his symphonies or song cycles, e.g. did he ever consider concertos or sonatas or other types of compositions, or did he simply have no interest in those forms.

    There's a few others I'd like to talk to, but the OP specified just three, so for now, that's where I'll stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Well, there have to be some ground rules here. For example, did Beethoven speak English? Because a few people are interviewing Beethoven. Will Jim Morrison know that he choked on his own vomit, in case his demise comes up?
    Good Questions: I checked the rule book on this and it states in Section 3, paragraph 2 "All interviewees, will respond in English in a heavy NY Queen's accent in the style Tony Soporano". Section 12, paragraph 1 states: "All deceased interviewees will retain memory up until the time of death.", so yes we can has Morrison or Hendrix what it felt like to choke on their own vomit, however they were probably not conscious at the time.
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    I’d prefer listening in on a group discussion to conducting an interview. Round up Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel & Neko Case and serve some tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Well, there have to be some ground rules here. For example, did Beethoven speak English? Because a few people are interviewing Beethoven. Will Jim Morrison know that he choked on his own vomit, in case his demise comes up?
    This forum always finds a way of turning something into a philosophical investigation by Wittgenstein.

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    Beethoven might be difficult.

    "OK, Ludwig, tell me about your early influences."

    "WHAT?!?"

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    Quickly off the top o' the old coconut

    Randy California
    Gram Parsons
    Roy Wood
    Awesome list

    Here's mine

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    Charlie Haden
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    Pete Townshend
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
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    Ditto. Michael Tilson Thomas did have the pleasure of not only meeting him, but performing one of his pieces for him.
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    Some very interesting choices for sure.

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    Given the opportunity, I would go for some historical figures:

    Alexander the Great
    George Washington
    Hernan Cortés

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