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Paul Westerberg talks about death

By 28.Sep.08One Comment

Late last night I got an e-mail from Graeme Thomson author of I Shot a Man in Reno: A History of Death by Murder, Suicide, Fire, Flood, Drugs, Disease, and General Misadventure, As Related in Popular Song. He told me about about an interview he did with Our Man Paul. Thompson has a short excerpt from the interview on his site. It’s hard resisting the urge to clip out the best lines and paste them here for you. But I am not gonna do that. You can click the link and go read it for yourself.

It is really, quite fascinating. Paul talks a bit about death and discussing it with his son Johnny. It’s only a few short paragraphs, but might just be one of my favorite interviews of recent note. Why? Because it’s not about reunions and legends and blah, blah, blah, but something different.

Want more? You should take a look at Thomson’s Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay.


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