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Randolph Hayes (extremely rare interview Part 1)

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2010 by gregoryfrye

You’ve probably never heard of Randolph Hayes, and that’s just the way he likes it. After ten years of nagging, he finally agreed to sit down and do an interview with me during his recent trip to Greece. The interview didn’t go as expected, but with Hayes this is no surprise.

Gregory Frye: So, Randolph, what made you decide to do the interview finally?

Randolph Hayes: I’m still trying to figure out why you want to interview me.

GF: You agreed to be the ‘counterculture consultant’ for Dog in the Sand magazine. Can you describe what a counterculture consultant is?

RH: One time I went to the carnival dressed in my nicest three-piece suit, a little number I’d picked up at the local thrift store for five dollars. I went there dressed all nice because Iwanted to interview for a job. I wanted to tag along with the carnies and see the country. The manager and I ended up talking for five hours, and when I stepped out of his trailer we were in a different town. The next three months unfolded in a wreck of alcohol, psychotropic drug abuse, and a shotgun wedding with a midget snake charmer named Anna Belle Priestly. Anna Belle lost the baby within the first trimester and we got divorced. I came home with my tail between my legs, and my mother bought me a computer.

GF: When was this?

RH: By the time I got around to taking that computer to the pawnshop it was so outdated that I had to pay a little extra money for the electric organ I wanted. I still have that organ somewhere.

photo by Randolph Hayes

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