Who is to say?: An interview with Paul Morley

Loydell, Rupert ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2730-8489 (2021) Who is to say?: An interview with Paul Morley. Punk and Post-Punk journal, 10 (3). pp. 477-485. ISSN 20441983 (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

A collage interview using previously published material by the subject.


Paul Morley was one of the first people I proposed to interview when I began contributing to Punk & Post-Punk journal, one that the editor readily agreed to. I made contact through a mutual friend and despite getting an email reply agreeing to go ahead for some reason or other the actual interview never happened. Although I have heard from Morley since (mostly in bemused response to my review of his David Bowie book [Loydell, 2016]) I've never managed to kickstart the project again. So I decided to use the example of Ted Berrigan, whose interview with John Cage 'is completely a product of its author' (1967), Richard Kostelanetz's 'Composite Interview' with John Cage' (1987) and the work collected in the Fakes anthology (Shields & Vollmer, 2012), to create my own.

Daphne Keiller suggests that 'it may be a culturally productive act to simply discover and draw attention to a fragment of text,' (Keiller, 2008: 143) whilst David Shields declares ‘collage teaches the reader to understand that the movements of the writer’s mind are intricately entangled with the work’s meaning.' (Shields, 2013: 161) Of course, you cannot remix or sample an empty page, and I would like to suggest that, as with any interview, this is a kind of collaboration between interviewer and interviewee. I am grateful to Paul Morley for what he has written and hope readers enjoy my version of what he has said.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 20441983
eISSN: 20443706
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Writing & Journalism > Journalism
Music > Miscellaneous
Music > Popular Music
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 01:38
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/4295


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