Q: What was the single most interesting thing you learned in an RTF class?
A: What postmodernism theory is and how it applies to pop culture. The year after that, I had to not only define postmodernism to my literature class but defend it as our teacher was stuffy and didn't care for it (granted too much early postmodern fiction was high-falutin' nonsense).
Q: Who was your best interview at The Daily Texan?
A: Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. What was supposed to be a 20 minute interview about the Zaireeka album turned into a two-hour, wide-ranging conversation about all sorts of things out of which came articles for The Daily Texan and Pop Culture Press.
Q: Who is the dumbest person you've interviewed?
A: Ooooh, that's difficult. How about me for agreeing to interview the non-frontperson members of Skunk Anansie just so I could see The Rollins Band for free and take pictures of a shirtless Henry Rollins? That's pretty dumb.
Q: Did you know I wrote for the Texan briefly in the mid-90s and knew of you for years before I actually met you? (Who is this mysterious "John St. Denis?")
A: Uh, no. Really? Now I feel silly for not recognizing your stars and garters.
Q: Do you think I should keep this interview in Q&A format, or painstakingly weave it into more of a summary? The thing is, I'm leaning more towards Q&A because I like your writing style but I'm getting increasingly self-conscious about the Q part.
A: Good questions so let's stick with it.
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