February 2, 1977
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
Education and Work
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR): BA in English and Mass Communications, Cornell (Ithaca, NY) : MA in Journalism and PhD in Creative Writing
The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Conde Nast Publications, Hearst Publications, Simon and Schuster.