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John Cale: The Academic In Peril

Dave DiMartino, Creem, August 1981


"I don't really aim for being a 'renaissance man' or anything like that – but sometimes you end up that, if you do a lot of things and you do them all well...

"But I can't understand how you can do them all well, though. Something's got to lose..."

– John Cale, on if he died, how he would like to be remembered.

Total word count of piece: 2465


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