My friend and colleague Tom Georgoulias let me run this interview in my book, Follow for Now.
David X. Cohen is the executive producer and head writer of Futurama, my favorite TV show. In case you haven’t watched the show, it’s about a pizza delivery boy named Fry who is accidentally frozen in a cryogenics lab and revived 1,000 years in the future. Instead of getting a chance to reinvent his life, Fry’s career implant chip predetermines that he, again, is destined to be a delivery boy. After a futile attempt …
“I love that we’re talking about this right next to the water,” says a prophetic Paul Barman. We’re sitting on the beach in San Diego just outside Cane’s Bar and Grill where MC Paul Barman is playing his first San Diego gig — with Mix Master Mike no less. Our casual, pre-show chat has turned to water, and he’s turned very serious.
I don’t wanna throw the word around here, but Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid is a postmodern-day Renaissance man. He’s known for many things: music, art, theory, teaching, writing, lecturing… I know him as a friend, so that’s where this is all coming from.