This is the last segment of the interview I did with Joe, in October of 2010, just after the death of Marcel Lapierre.
Listen on and you will hear a stunning and endearing apology to Jenny Lefcourt.
You’ll hear him dish about carbonic maceration and its followers. You’ll hear him talk about what is a palate, who has a crappy one and what does it matter.
Veteran radio-man Peter Z. had done the editing on these pieces, a difficult task, especially with the considerable Second Avenue noise. During the sessions, I saw him growing closer to Joe. I’d often hear him burst out in laughter as he listened over and over to his words. I’d hear him imitate Joe’s voice, like the “and now…” from tape #1. Joe was a force and remains one today.
If you hadn’t heard the rest of the interview I encourage you to start with tape #1.
Head over to tape #2.
Then come right back to here.