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The art and science of the interview

“He Held My Hand.”

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I’m in the process of editing two great interviews.  One is with soul, R&B and bluesman Curtis Selgado.  The other is with the fifth grandson of Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi, Arun.  In a funny way, both of these men are talking about the same kind of thing … love.  Curtis is a Portand, Oregon treasure if the community support he got for successive cancer surgeries is any indication.  We talk for a good long while about fame and strangers and a gesture from BB King that just blew him away.

Arun Gandhi told 1100 children recently that the best way to overcome the problems in the world is to try really hard to not think of yourselves too much.  The adult translation; crush your ego.  We talked about the work he has been doing in the spirit of his uber-notable grandfather from the time he was a boy in South Africa.  He continues that work today and I am honored to have had the time I had with him.

Both of these interviews will be up shortly.  Thanks for listening.

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Written by Interviewer

March 2, 2013 at 02:38

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