I spent time with John in Boston in the late 80s, driving over the Berkshires from Williams College where I taught for a term. John was hanging out with the Pixies, and once he took me over to Kim Deal’s apartment. We sat around with Kim and Black Frederick, or whatever his moniker is, some dope came out and we smoked a little. A couple of years later, John mentioned that evening to a friend, who said, dubiously, you mean your dad has met the Pixies? Met the Pixies? John said - bless him - My dad parties with the Pixies.