February 18, 1992
was up early and arrived at the station before Don Klees, but I didn't
set up anything until he got there. Once we'd set it all up and checked
levels, I went over my questions and fought off the pre-interview
jitters. At the appointed time, I made the call. A woman answered,
and I told her who I was. She got Terry on the phone. But before we
could go any further, I found out from Don that I was on the wrong
phone line! I told Terry what had happened, and I hung up and called
back on the right line. Then I put it on hold while I went into the
I'd planned on letting him know a little about what I was doing, but
he told me he had to leave in 20 minutes and encouraged me to "fire
away" with the questions. Once I got rolling with the questions,
it went very well. I think my big problem was worrying about how much
time we had left and whether I could cover all of the important questions.
As such, I'm afraid I didn't listen as well to his responses at the
time as I should have.
at about 20 after, with the meat of the questions covered, he excused
himself. But remembering my promise to Don, I asked him to say hello
to my engineer first. He did so, much to his credit. I suppose he
could have been really rude and said he had to rush off. I felt like
a cretin asking him to stay on, when he had an appointment and had
to be going. But Don only spoke to him for about a minute, so I guess
he wouldn't have been too upset with me.
in all, the interview went very well. In fact, Terry said that if
I need anything else, I can just "ring him up."
I said, it was a relatively good interview, even including the minor
things that I always kick myself about later. I feel very privileged
to have spoken to him, as well as elated and proud and relieved that