audi:...back when I was a journalist, I got the chance to interview The Man himself in '95.
Via fax, unfortunately.
Fax is better than nothin!
So what's the story attached to that then?!
I was an editor for Bone Music Magazine, which was a regional music publication that focused on alternative artists.
We got a press release about the inception of L.I.P.A., and -- of course -- I was all over it!
I faxed my questions to the public-relations firm who then forwarded them to Paul's people. Paul answered my questions verbally, and they were transcribed and faxed back to me.
This is just before email would make everybody's lives much, much easier.
My questions focused on Paul's invlovement (he had put up at least $1 million dollars to get the whole thing going), but at the end I HAD to mention that I'd seen him in concert a year and a half prior -- and that it was a dream come true. Paul responded something like, "We had big fun, too" or something like that.
Anyway, I was a loyal fan and covered anything relating to Paul that i could.
I reviewed the first Fireman album, Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest (citing "Pretty Little Head" as an early indicator that Paul had an interest in electronic music); however, our publication had a column called Jurassic Rock, and Walter Amour used to rip on new releases by classi artists -- and he trashed Paul Is Live, which pissed me off at the time.
Now I see his point.