Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:04 AM
Just because you don't like how he avoids the average "drooler" who would just bother the living shit out of him?
Let's see.. I know a person that attended a writing camp that he spoke at years back, of which 99% of the campers didn't know who he was, and had a great time talking with him about lyric/poetry writing. Afterwards, he hung out and chatted with people, and was very gracious.
Reading his books, I see that he doesn't mind talking to the average person that he encounters on a trip because they aren't pawing at him, and being the general dip stick who wants him to worship them because they are fans.
For YEARS he would return letters to you through Modern Drummer Magazine until word got out to the general population, and people just BOMBARDED him with requests.
I feel bad for anyone "of note" because people are grubby! In fact, I have some friends that are autograph freaks, and stop at nothing to bother people to talk and autograph something! Mostly sports related, but if they are in say New York City, and see someone "famous" they feel like they have license to just walk up, start asking questions and try to get their autograph! I hate to see that because I personally hate to be bothered if I am doing something. (not that I'm famous, but you get the picture)