As part of our work on the film we are trying to gather as many newspaper and magazine articles about Moondog as we can find. This is a great one from the Upstate Magazine section of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
In 1970 Steven Knowlton a young journalist just getting into the newspaper business, took a trip up to Owego in Upstate New York to interview Moondog. We tracked him down recently to find out a little more about the trip.
"I remember tromping through deep snow to go to his cabin. I recall that the snow was really deep, well over the tops of my boots, which were, I suppose, nine or 10 inches high. I spent the better part of a day with Moondog at his cabin. He didn't seem to mind the cold; I did. I got awfully sick after the day, and recall that I took it as something of a rite of passage of my own career that I went into the office the next day running a high fever and cranked out the piece for the magazine before going back to my apartment and going to bed for two or three days. I subsequently moved to Manhattan, where I would see him on Sixth Avenue from time to time at his accustomed street corner."
Thanks to Paul at Pop Wars for reproducing it here.
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