Also in 1967, John Fahey suddenly interrupted what had been a pleasant conversation and called me a "groupie". Again, it sounded like he was only half way joking. He knew I went to a few music events and that I happened sometimes to be around when Chris Strachwitz was taping Lightning Hopkins or Mississippi John Hurt in a public venue. And that I would hoover up information about music of certain kinds but I usually maintained interest in all music wherever and whenever.
I'd never heard the word "groupie" before, and later when I found out what that meant .... which at the time only had the most pejorative sexual connotations ... boy, was I mad at him.
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