Holy shit! The crazy is deep with this one! Some selected excerpts.......
Edwin: How long were you at Elektra? Emitt: Six or seven years, something like that. Long enough to where I felt like an old guy.
Kim: Was that around ‘73 or so? Emitt: Yeah, later than that, actually.
Kim: So you were there when Television was there?
Kim: The band Television from New York. Were they one of the bands that Elektra had when you were there?
Emitt: The Cars. I don’t know Television. The Cars, I know… Queen…
Kim: They were big. I loved Queen when I was a kid. They were my favorite band.
Emitt: I just didn’t want to bend over in front of them. I thought his pants were too tight.
Kim: His pants were really too tight.
Emitt: Yeah, but see, I’m not a girl.
Kim: I was shocked when I found out he was gay.
Edwin: Freddie Mercury?
Kim: I was like ten when someone told me he was gay.
Emitt: That was scary to me.
Emitt: So I wound up singing like Paul McCartney, but I really liked John Lennon. I liked Paul McCartney too. I think he’s a wonderful writer, but John Lennon was my idol because he said what he felt even though people didn’t like it.
Edwin: What were you doing when you found out he had died?
Emitt: I don’t know; I was probably in the studio. I heard it on the radio from the studio. It wasn’t a good thing. What’s the guy’s name who killed him? (Mark Chapman) I’d eat his liver. He’s a horrible person. The guy’s still alive and he doesn’t deserve to be.
Kim: Do you believe in the death penalty?
Emitt: I believe in death. It works. It goes black and then you’re not there anymore. I’ve been there a few times. Yeah, I believe in the death penalty and Mark Chapman should be dead. He shouldn’t be alive. I don’t know why we still feed him. I’m against death. I believe in life. I have my own religion. I’m an atheist. I believe in life being the most important thing there is. Life is it. I believe everybody will agree that life’s important. I’ve been dead so I know what death is.
Kim: I gotta tell you, when I first heard that record—and I got it for a quarter, at a thrift store—I put it on, heard the first ten seconds of “With My Face on the Floor” and thought, “This is such a good record, I’m going to save it for when I’m in a bad mood. I’m gonna know I have a really good record that I can listen to, and that’s what I did. It cheered me up.
Emitt: (long pause) All right. Can we have sex now?