Bill Laswell: You see them going in to film the video and he’s kind of drunk and doesn’t come out of his room.
Tom Scharpling: He eats it. He goes broke.
Laswell: No. He can’t be.
Scharpling: It happened.
Scharpling: But it’s hilarious to me. Sometimes you create this persona where you can handle everything, but you actually can’t handle everything.
Laswell: It’s very complicated. Nobody can say anything.
Scharpling: Kind of, yeah. Even more now than ever.
Laswell: It was very hip and will be 100 years from now. I just wait.
Scharpling: We’re trusting that the silence isn’t silence.
Laswell: It’s pompous and old, but they had an insane budget and I thought it would be a challenge to do something with it.
Scharpling: Sure. That’s the only point of having money.
Laswell: Everything else is just a setup to get there.
Scharpling: But there’s no guarantee that anything works out.
Laswell: I had been up all night with Peter Brötzmann, Cecil Taylor and Nick Nolte in an after-hours bar.