Tuesday, September 26, 2006
I am not a human being
So I interviewed Lee Perry last week. The attached video will give you a wee sense of the experience...
I now have to figure out some way of translating what many might call genius, but what seems to me to be, well, I don't even know. At the end of the interview--which was hard to end, because Perry kept telling me that he had more time to talk--I was a little speechless. For those of you that know me, it's probably hard to imagine.
Is he a genius? Of course. Is it possible to demonstrate that genius over the phone from Switzerland? Probably not. I have now, however, been made aware that Scratch is not only from the countryside of Jamaica, but he's from the Ice Age. This statement does indeed contradict the above commercial pronouncement. In addition, of course, he's also not a human being. Cue Mad Professor.