L.I.L.Y... On The Run, Say it Jan 13, 2008 0:28:02 GMT -5
Post by on Jan 13, 2008 0:28:02 GMT -5
Michael Moorcock is, of course, well-known as a popular science fiction writer, the author of the Elric series, as well as several other cycles of books. Few, however, know of Moorcock as a musician whose career in London's fertile underground of the '60s and '70s saw the birth of such bands as Hawkwind and Mötorhead, and fewer still are familiar with Moorcock the political thinker. Some of his views, we think, will not be unfamiliar to CORPORATE MOFO readers. Mr. Moorcock was gracious to answer some of our questions about his career, his philosophies, and his life.
CM: First off, I hope that your health is good, and that your family (cats included!) is well.
MM: My health is crap, by my standards. I've been hugely healthy all my life, but since I moved to Texas I seem to have picked up all kinds of weird diseases. I had a bad auto-immune disease which went into remission and I have fairly serious progressive neuropathy which is painful and makes it hard to get around sometimes and, unfortunately, is going to get worse (though I live in hope!) but which doesn't seem to slow down my flying fingers very much. I actually exercise my fingers by playing guitar and banjo! Old blues player told me that years ago—keep playin', it stops the arthritis taking hold. Cats are well and too hot at the moment. We hope to be traveling with them in a month or so.
CM: You don’t mind us printing that about your illness?
MM: I'd only not want an illness kept secret if it was going to upset someone or stop an editor buying my next book and I don't have that kind of illness. I always do interviews on the basis that if I say something to the interviewer that isn't actually an admission of crime I could be prosecuted for, then I stand by it.
why post this HERE ?........I NEED an explanation.