Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The CBC has an interesting archive of great interviews. This morning I checked out a haunting 1977 interview with Iggy Pop...haunting not because of anything Iggy says, necessarily, but because of the long silences, the "dead air" time, which seems so alien to my experience of television. No producer or talk show host today would tolerate such silence, which is a shame, because the silence, the gaps where Iggy searches for words, though possibly an act, are the most compelling parts of this interview.

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