Story 1996-02-21 Paris, France

21.02.96 Paris, France, intro to ´The Line´
´´When I was a kid growing up, my Dad was a Western freak. All he´d watch was Westerns on television. Which was okay, except on Sunday night - there was a show called Ed Sullivan that had all the rock bands on. And he wanted to watch Bonanza ! Oh - you get Bonanza over here. I´m sorry about that. So you know what I mean when I say all my life I´ve hated Lorne Greene ? But then I got a little older and I became a Western freak ! So Freud, wherever he is, he´s tap dancing on his grave. That father/son thing. But I was always interested in the sheriff, what it was like on that side of the law. A lot of rock music was interested in outlaws, but I was always partly interested in what it would be like to be the sheriff. This is a song that´s set at the San Diego border station, and it´s about how a lot of young border patrolmen get out of the Army and they go to work for the INS. And it´s a confusing job. There´s a Mexican writer, Carlos Fuentes, who said that California was Mexico until 1848. And that the border is really just a scar. It´s hard to know where the line really is….´´
(taken from Backstreets issue 53)

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