it was unprintable apparently.. the editor was fuming, accusing me of coming back with nothing.. he wanted the absolute lowdown on johnny friendly… his love affairs.. his financial status.. future plans.. but i got nothing. only this..
” i eat simple food…the day starts with half a litre of lukewarm water to flush me out, followed by a very big bowl of kelloggs all bran with fresh milk… the great thing about all bran is it literally scrapes the walls of the intestines. it’s wonderful stuff..the most underrated and least talked about of all breakfast cereals. my bowels are in perfect working order “
“i haven’t had a girlfriend in over twenty years actually.. i keep myself in a constant state of yearning in pursuit of the perfect love song…i fear a daily flood of affection would drown my talent, so i’m very much a single man. i pleasure myself regularly though.. sometimes three to five times a day… the great thing about masturbation is you can have congress with anyone you like in any way you like, but it only works when you exercise your imagination, and in my imagination i’ve made love to many great woman in many amazing ways… some of them are anonymous ladies i’ve seen through the passenger window of my limousine …some of them are the wives of powerful politicians….it goes on and on…i might even make love to you when you’ve gone, but not while you’re here..that would spoil everything don’t you think? “
“yes it’s true…sometimes i feel like a lonely single man…but then again, i’m married to my work… my music keeps me company” ….blah blah blah blah blah
of course johnny friendly was nothing more than a lying poof…but who can blame him .. this was 1972 for god’s sake.. funnily enough, it all turn out okay for me…of all the interviews i did, this gem gets reprinted again and again in academic text books exploring the shifting sands of popular culture, so i’ve made good money out of that one, even if it was rejected and supposably dead in the water on the day i delivered it.