A Conversation with John McLaughlin
since 2003Power, Passion and Beauty - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra has been published by Abstract Logix Books.
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AAJ: John, as a fan of very longstanding, I would like to thank you for the musical journey you are leading thousands of us on. It's been a long road, but it has always been an interesting and unpredictable trip and we are all looking forward to seeing what is around the next turn.
JM: Me too. Me too.
At this point, the official AAJ interview ended and I proceeded to tell McLaughlin about the time I had met him several years ago and how my wife, whom I still love dearly, took some photographs of my lifelong musical hero, John McLaughlin, and me. Upon developing the film, I was horrified to see that I was, side by side with a legend and both he and I were headless! My wife's aim had been a little off. McLaughlin suggested that I put a couple of potato heads with little eyes and ears in place of our missing faces. As I said earlier, the man may be a genius, but he is down-to-earth. You don't get more down-to-earth than potato jokes. In fact, that is really going underground. Isn't it?
(By the way, the new image of John McLaughlin and me with our heads intact was taken by Brian Gaudet.)
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