LISTEN! Thurston Moore Interview – A WTSQ Exclusive
Diary of a 90’s Fan Girl
by Heather G. Johnson, 90% 90’s 10% of the Time
You will never guess who I met today…it was over the phone…but hey…how many times am I ever going to hear someone of any notoriety ever say “Good Morning. This is Thurston Moore. I think that I’m supposed to talk to Heather Johnson.”. My heart…stopped.
They say to never meet your heroes/idles. I get that. I have met a few of them in my 46 years and I won’t lie, some have really disappointed me. Some, were definitely worse off after having met me. Ask Dave Kendall about a certain pair of suede shoes that he most likely had to throw away. That is a different entry for another time. I will say though that interviewing Thurston (If I may call you that Mr. Moore) was truly a highlight. Not only of this dumpster fire of a year, but of my complete timeline.
I owe it all to fellow DJ MVP, Tom Sloan (Breaking Down the Pressure). When asked how he is scoring all of these amazing people that are willing to talk to a little LP Radio Station in a Blue Collar state, his response is simply a very understated “I sent an email”. Complete with shoulder shrug. Love his face. I’m still waiting on him to send me his template. That’s okay though. The lesson learned here is that I need to come up with my own template. Tom has proven to me that it can be done.
The moral of the story my fellow Kittens is that you can’t be afraid to try. Ask for that Interview. Submit that resume. Ask that Dude/Chic out on a date. The worst that can happen is that they say no. Don’t take away the opportunity for someone to tell you Yes.
You never know. It might become a highlight in your existence. I don’t know about you, but I need all the highlights that I can get my grubby paws on these days.
Yours, in Fandom. – H.