We had all expected this little item of future Antiquiet history to be documented in yesterday’s ‘copywrongs’ roundup. I wound up leaving it out, as there was plenty of real significance to report on. But for posterity, here it is…
Last week, Current TV came down to my lawyer’s office to talk to him and I about the whole Chinese Democracy snafu. I had turned down a bunch of phone & Skype interviews that were sure to be pointless, but this one sounded fun.
I was excited to get David in front of the camera for you guys, because his commanding presence and voice has been at the forefront of my defense from the beginning, and yet completely unseen by most following it. Unfortunately, it’s hard to make him look silly (while I’m an easy mark), so they kinda made me the star, and he the sidekick. I assure you, in reality, it’s the other way around.
The interview lasted three fucking hours somehow. A lot was cut out. Such as me telling Ben I’d punch him in the face halfway through his tirade of insults were it not hypothetical. However, I’m glad they cut out the part where I found myself describing the FBI arrest using words like “annoying,” and “unnecessary,” rather than “terrifying,” and “worth every taxpayer dollar.” Wouldn’t want to rock that boat.
It originally aired Thursday, July 30th.