"We spent three
weeks in Nashville. I met some wonderful, wonderful people there. Some
wonderful song writers." Then, Phoenix lowers the boom. "But I guess
you find, as in any town-like Los Angeles, or anywhere else-the ethnic slurring
and the bad taste jokes." He looks me in the eye with the intensity of a
man who is passionate about his values and who sees no need to censor himself,
since he doesn't believe in censorship of any kind anyway. "There is no
'good taste' for these sort of jokes which segregate, that so loftily stomp out
your neighbor's brains on the cement because you find them different from you.
I'm very tired of living here," he sighs. "It makes me wonder if
Paris doesn't have it more together than we do."
on spending time down south for The Thing Called Love – DETOUR 1993