We’ve heard from blogger Ryan Adams, as well as philosopher, musician, label CEO, and filmmaker D. R. Adams, but it’s been a bit since music journalist David Ryan “Making Friends Across America” Adams made a cameo on the internet. Well, he has now followed up his affectionate interview with Marianne Faithful (“We fell in love, Ryan”) with a great little Q&A in BlackBook with Yoko Ono.
“When I used to play music with him just for fun, he was never really assertive about his ideas,” Adams says about Ono’s son, Sean Lennon.
“He is very sensitive and very careful,” Ono responds. “That’s the difference between his dad and him, in a way. His dad was more arrogant. Sean is just as complex as John, but he has a kind of sensitivity that makes him not arrogant.”
The best part about the chat is how Ono reveals that it wasn’t until she collaborated with Sean on the new Plastic Ono Band album, Between My Head and the Sky, did she fully appreciate his musical ability. “I didn’t know that he was so good at music, actually,” Ono says. “I was surprised.”
Check out the full exchange between this pair of über-creative artists thataway.