I refused it so they gave it to him : )
Lighting test in a small room through a quiet window, must have been a warm night. Self circa 1981. Photo by Steve Jansen
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With Nick? No we’re not in touch although it would be nice to see him one day. There wasn’t a conscious decision not to see him anymore, he ultimately only worked for David in the later years so it was a natural progression that we saw less of him, and it was his own decision to do a runner for whatever reason. I’ve always considered him an independent person even when he worked for the band.
If I remember correctly, Richard programmed the sound on the Roland System 700 which went through some effects, and I played it.
It’s never good is it, to misjudge being hilarious, particularly publicly.
No, I prefer to think that ‘the unexplained’ is realisation of the fact that we are some way from our potential as a life form, as opposed to fantasising about our dead/undead selves reaching back to the world of living … which sounds more ridiculous?
I think it’s fair … if you say it. But it depends how one defines ‘distractions’ (and rock)