Originally Posted by NickSoulsby
Michael Gira contributed to the book with regard to Thurston's involvement in Swans and gave a pretty fair account of its duration, nature and so forth. He reckons that Thurston's playing is potentially featured amid the live pieces from Body To Body, Job To Job - and is definitely featured on the additional disc to the recent three-CD Filth reissue. The two of them reconnected properly, after many years, last year and have rekindled their friendship.
If I may, how did this come about? I recently interview someone who wrote a bestselling book about an artist despite not being an established author at that point. Turns out this person had connections to the artist's family. It doesn't sound like you had a direct line to Thurston when you started, so how did you turn this into a reality? Was it a lengthy process, or did you find it to be relatively straightforward?
I don't mean to put you on the spot, but I would love to do something like this some day.