True Endeavors’ Question Of The Week: Interview Edition

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We have interviews on the brain this week and thought it would be a good time to ask our readers about some of their favorite moments from musicians’ Q & A sessions.  We’re looking for any kind of notable interview moments that stand out to you.  Funny, sad, profound, cringe-worthy—you name it; anything goes.

Post a comment below with a your picks and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to a True Endeavors club show of your choice!  (Click here to check out our current lineup.)

Have your responses posted by 6pm on Sunday, March 30.  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

4 Responses

  1. Chuck Klosterman asking Robert Plant about the line, “Every inch of my love.” Being British, he wanted to know why Robert Plant didn’t use the metric system. That is easily the funniest question I’ve ever read in an interview.

  2. Vanilla Ice denying that he used Under Pressures opening notes and explaining the difference. It’s pretty funny.

  3. Rolling Stone interview with Bob Dylan by Mikal Gilmore from 2012 where Dylan talks about a Hell’s Angels president by the name of Bobby Zimmerman who was killed in a motorcyle accident in 1964.

    “BD -You know what this is called? It’s called transfiguration. Have you ever heard of it?

    MG – Yes.

    BD – Well, you’re looking at somebody.

    MG – That . . . has been transfigured?

    BD – Yeah, absolutely. I’m not like you, am I? I’m not like him, either. I’m not like too many others. I’m only like another person who’s been transfigured. How many people like that or like me do you know?

    MG – By transfiguration, you mean it in the sense of being transformed? Or do you mean transmigration, when a soul passes into a different body?

    BD – Transmigration is not what we are talking about. This is something else. I had a motorcycle accident in 1966.1 already explained to you about new and old. Right? Now, you can put this together any way you want. You can work on it any way you want. Transfiguration: You can go and learn about it from the Catholic Church, you can learn about it in some old mystical books, but it’s a real concept. It’s happened throughout the ages. Nobody knows who it’s happened to, or why. But you get real proof of it here and there. It’s not like something you can dream up and think. It’s not like conjuring up a reality or like reincarnation – or like when you might think you’re somebody from the past but have no proof. It’s not anything to do with the past or the future.

    So when you ask some of your questions, you’re asking them to a person who’s long dead. You’re asking them to a person that doesn’t exist. But people make that mistake about me all the time. I’ve lived through a lot. Have you ever heard of a book called No Man Knows My History? It’s about Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet. The title could refer to me.

    Transfiguration is what allows you to crawl out from under the chaos and fly above it. That’s how I can still do what I do and write the songs I sing and just keep on moving.”

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  4. NIce responses, guys! The winner this week is Kirk. Congratulations!

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