What do you think about your town since you've left and come back ? It's fantastic! I was across the river from the club last night, I never had more fun in my life! except sometimes in california I have more fun. Do you plan to come back soon ? Oh ? er, er, er, I have no immediate plans, ha ha ha!! Did you entertain in high school, at the high school, when you went back at the high school ? Only when I walked down the aisles, man. no, I did, no, I was, er, I was a painter, and a sort of a recluse in high school. I've changed. What happened ? I got liberated! I don't know, I just started to sing and singing makes you want to come out because painting, I feel, keeps you inside, you know ? and once you start singing you just sort of wa O talk to people more and go out more and, you know, your lifestyle's becomes more a come-out, flow-out thing instead of a hold-it-and-be-quiet type. How were you different from your schoolmates when you were a teenager ? I don't know, why don't you ask them ? Did they make you different ? No. Otherwise were you different in comparison with them, or were you ? I felt apart from them. Did you take a part in football games ? I think not. I didn't go to the high school prom, and er ... Oh, you were asked, weren't you ? No, I wasn't. I don't think, I don't think they wanted to take me. till I'll be a hundred and sufferin'! it's enough to make you wanna sing the blues!