Ruminator magazine, June/July 2005
NOT JUST A GOOD OL' BOY: A Conversation with Roy Blount Jr. (pg 1)
NOT JUST A GOOD OL' BOY: A Conversation with Roy Blount Jr. (pg 2)
NOT JUST A GOOD OL' BOY: A Conversation with Roy Blount Jr. (pg 3)
NOT JUST A GOOD OL' BOY: A Conversation with Roy Blount Jr. (pg 4)
NOT JUST A GOOD OL' BOY: A Conversation with Roy Blount Jr.
Interview by Susannah McNeely Schouweiler
Roy Blount, Jr. is a hard man to pin down: he’s a writer, a journalist, a sometimes musician with the all-writer band the Rock Bottom Remainders; he’s a cruciverbalist, a biographer, a TV and radio personality and, for most of his life, a Southerner living in the Northeast. He puts on a very funny one-man show and tells a mean tall tale. And his publicity photos don’t do him justice—in person, you first notice his shock of white hair and ready smile. (He looks uncannily like Phil Donahue—just as distinguished but more comfortably rumpled.) Talking with him feels as easy as shooting the breeze with a neighbor over the fence in July. I chatted with Mr. Blount in this summer 2005 interview about New Orleans, baseball, Krispy Kremes, ’60s comedy albums and the value of putting a little embarrassing detail into personal writing.
You can read the interview, in full, via the enclosed PDF files.
Originally published in the June/July 2005 issue of Ruminator magazine. (Copyright Susannah Schouweiler. This article may not be reprinted or reproduced without written permission of the author.)
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