William S. Burroughs and Jimmy Page

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24 Responses to “William S. Burroughs and Jimmy Page”

  1. Mr. Sleepy says:

    Interesting read. ( I wonder if they had sex together after the interview :0 )

  2. Anonymous says:

    Whoa, that’s a full rainbow all the way. Double rainbow, oh my god. It’s a double rainbow, all the way. Whoa that’s so intense…..

    well, that’s what popped to mind when I saw the cover………

  3. johnnyuber says:

    The Magazine cover is sooooo vivid!

  4. Ugly Canuck says:

    Oh, one more point: if you’re as lucky as I have been, you’ll find that as you age, you will come to like a broader and broader range of musics, from across all genres, and indeed from across the centuries. Although even I still can’t stand light operetta sung in that Nelson-Eddy-Jeanette-MacDonald style of the 1930s, Canadian content be damned. See here, if you dare:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBIAbDlwiC0

    Careful that your head doesn’t explode.

    It seems to me that young people are so tribal & dogmatic in their musical tastes: and, in truth, I was once such, too. Perhaps youth’s insecurity as to their own forming identities results in them being so very fierce in their musical likes and dislikes. That, and perhaps the fact that their likes and dislikes in music may be (the?) one area of their lives which young people can completely control.

    • Karl Jones says:

      It seems to me that young people are so tribal & dogmatic in their musical tastes: and, in truth, I was once such, too. Perhaps youth’s insecurity as to their own forming identities results in them being so very fierce in their musical likes and dislikes. That, and perhaps the fact that their likes and dislikes in music may be (the?) one area of their lives which young people can completely control.

      “When modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the state always change with them.”

      – Plato, Republic

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I still can’t stand light operetta sung in that Nelson-Eddy-Jeanette-MacDonald style of the 1930s

      One word: poppers.

    • zio_donnie says:

      Oh man i think that there is a misunderstanding here. I was born in the 70′s too so i am not exactly a teen. I am way past my dogmatic and tribalistic period. I’ve been a punk, a goth, house lover, elitist hipster and everything in between but now i listen to anything worth listening from 40′s jazz to japanese surf.

      But i still hate the fkin 70′s.

      (Black Sabbath excluded of course)

      • Ugly Canuck says:

        Well, it’s all cool, really.
        There is no accounting for taste.
        And no one needs to justify their particular tastes, either.
        people like what they like. My point was that as life goes on, tastes change.

        I noticed that this interview appeared in Crawdaddy magazine.
        How long hasn’t that been? Long time, maybe.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Burroughs sounds like a classic intellectual poseur. He makes numerous shallow observations as though they were in some way profound or insightful. His talents as a creative communicator saved him from the obscurity that was rightfully his by dint of his intellectual sloth.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Awww William S. Burroughs I thought you said Edgar Rice Burroughs. *Shows up in wrong post*
    *Comments anyway*

  7. Anonymous says:

    He raved a lot of tosh, didn’t he.

  8. jamesb says:

    Double Rainbow!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to know how much dope was consumed by those two before/during/after that interview…

  10. Donald Petersen says:

    Scorpions and Sabbath?

    And you *don’t* like the 70s??

  11. zio_donnie says:

    70′s rock must die. Jello Biafra Docet.

    • Ugly Canuck says:

      Don’t worry.
      It will, in time.

      • zio_donnie says:

        It’s been 40 years and people are still talking about it. We have to kill it. With fire.

        It’s not reality, just someone else’s sentimentality…
        It won’t work for you…

        Baby boomers selling you rumors of their history
        Forcing youth away from the truth of what’s real today

        The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70’s

        i love Mike Watt.

        • Ugly Canuck says:

          Those ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat it.

        • Ugly Canuck says:

          In all seriousness, it seems that you feel about 70s music now, as I felt about 50s music in the late 70s.

          The past and the future had a war, and the past lost. It never had a chance, man.

  12. pato pal ur says:

    very interesting on the one hand, but on the other hand we can see a fundamental problem with letting a celebrity interview another celebrity – burroughs can’t stand being upstaged by page, that’s why he brings up that pointless crap about infra-sound (to impress page and the reader), and keeps bringing the conversation back to himself. witness the last line even: “I’d hate to give a three-hour reading…”

  13. Ugly Canuck says:

    Check this out:

    http://nightwatchershouseofrock.blogspot.com/2010/08/whole-lotta-cah-jimmy-page-book-to-come.html

    Page has a book coming out soon. I’m intrigued, but $700 is a “whole lotta cash”…

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