THELONIOUS INTERVIEWS MELODY RAIN
Yeah, I’m having fun. Sky’s bringing me down a little.
What do you think of Chi-town?
Chicago’s hella cool. I like the way the breeze rolls off the lake…
What drugs are you on?
Man, I don’t even know. We we’re on Adderall then we got them OC’s from you…we must-a puffed like ten bowls…I sniffed a bunch of Molly along the way…I-FEEE-L-GOO—you knew that I would now…
Nah, none of that…
Have you tried heroin before?
When was the first time?
With Fraggle. Top of the Haight.
Fraggle’s this kid from Santa Cruz I used to hang out with.
Where’s Fraggle now?
How old are you?
You and me are the same age, remember? Twenty.
Do you know a lot of people that have died?
I know a couple…doesn’t everyone. Listen—why you asking me all these morbid questions. I don’t want to talk about Fraggle, kay? You’re bringing my head down…all right?
It’s kewl, ese. I can go back to the stock questions.
Fine—was it raining the day you were born?
My ma said it was raining, that’s the story she tells me. A rainy day in the Bay Area—go figure!
Do you love your mother?
I love my ma! Sure—
What about your dad?
Never met him. I don’t have a dad—I have two moms.
Melody…what are you scared of?
What happened to the easy questions [pause] I’m scared of being alone.
I don’t know.
Yes, you do?
Because…because I don’t trust myself.
What’s really troubling you, Melody?
[Exasperated] The only trouble I have—right now—is that I have to baby sit a girl I’m not feeling.
Nah, no way…
Just cause, Thelonious.
I think you left me in that warehouse and robbed me, probably with that Fraggle guy.
That’s absurd. Where did that come from?
I think you have a problem with drugs, specifically heroin.
This is a music fest and everyone’s using—
Yeah, but not everyone’s using heroin.
LISTEN—music fests are about getting fucked up and having a good time—I don’t want to hear anything…especially from you, Thelonious…don’t be a hippiecrit…
So, no problem with the H-bomb?
Shut up, Thelonious—you know what—this interview’s over…