One thing I never got used to was interviewing folks over the phone. Did it a few years ago with Dan Bern, who turned out to have absolutely nothing to say. Try writing 450 words about a guy who couldn’t talk his way past a fart. Great music, though.
So, last night, putting things off until about 11:30pm, I gave a call to Barry Blanchard, a Métis alpinist who’s coming to Montreal to give a slideshow before heading off to climb Nuptse. Had my questions all written but, come time to talk, I came across like some unknowing fan. Embarrassing.