Ted lives right near my home, in Massachusetts. I shot over, met his family, and we sat down for an
Except the interview, which yielded an hour, took quite a few hours to complete, because it turned
out that Ted and I shared a metric TON of friends. I could name people who I'd known in the are and
he would say "Oh, yeah, him! He was like this.." and I'd go "Yeah, when I was at that party!" and
he'd say "Yeah! I was at that party too!" It was really crazy, because we'd never talked or met
before, we just kind of floated in the same circles for years and years.
His voice is very low on the tape; not low in volume, but low in pitch. I used multiple clips from
our interview (even with the all the stops and starts we had from it) and in each one, his voice
kind of booms forward from the tape. There's also a cat in the audio track, if you listen for it.
He had one of those cats that meowed to get into a room and, once let in, meowed to be immediately
let out of the room. Basically, cat wanted open doors or nothing. Everything else was an affront
to the cat's feline sense of justice.
All in all, good times... and easy access to home. Naturally, I shied away from just walking around
the Boston area and filming my cronies and calling it a "documentary", so this didn't happen too