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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?


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!

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