We're all sitting around a large table high
above the skyline in a
luxurious corporate board room. The right wall is all windows leaving
the room dwarfed by the open sky. Someone has left water, coffee, and
snacks. There are microphones in front of each chair and one
overhead. I'm looking down at the ebony table top that reflects each
of their faces with a mirror like clarity. TB is stretched out in the
chair to my left in a beige work shirt, jeans, and hiking boots. He's
stroking his gray beard staring at the sky. Robby is next to him
sitting quietly and smiling at the others. In his polo shirt and
khakis he could be ready for the golf course. Ledd has pushed up to
the opposite end of the table with Julie at his side. He's muttering
to her and of course she just smiles back at him. The Rev is sitting
upright facing the door with his hands under the table. You can't see
any expression behind his dark glasses, beard, and gray flat cap.
We're waiting for Jason, but of course he had a call to take. I told
him I needed a formal interview with the band to kick off the release
of China and US and he finally found the time. I've known these
people most of my life and I don't if I should laugh or cry.
Jason strides into the room waving a quick
hello to everyone.
“Ready, let's get started.” He settles back in the chair across
from TB. He's dressed in an expensive looking thin black suit jacket
over a black pullover. He looks at TB then nods at the others before
he turns to me. “Okay, Bob?”
Yes, lets get started. This
is the interview with Jason K, TB, Ledd Diesko, the Reverend, and
Robby. You're going by the TB with JK and the Corporation. Is that
count on tomorrow
can never count on tomorrow.
That's too long of a name, call us TBJKC, and you forgot to mention
smiles and shakes her head. She's
tall, thin, with long light brown hair. We've all known her almost as
long as we've known each other. As usual she dresses with a simple
sophistication. She would look at home anyplace except with Ledd but
there she is.
Julie I was talking about band
members. I know you're here with Ledd
might as well be a member of the
band just a non performing member. A muse perhaps.
smiles and nods everybody just
stares at her until Led speaks up
LD Frack, I
still say we should be Ledd’s