Mike Ragogna: A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton
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A Conversation with BMG Songwriter, Recording Artist and ASCAP President/Chairman Paul Williams
Mike Ragogna: Paul. We meet again!
Paul Williams: Hey, how are you, Mike?
MR: Pretty good. Thanks for taking the time.
PW: Absolutely, happy to do it.
MR: Me too, I do appreciate your time. And I'm happy for you, your co-writing "Touch" and "Beyond" with Daft Punk.
PW: Isn't that exciting, for an old guy to have something like this roll along? I met yesterday with a guy who writes for The Street and he said the most amazing thing: "You had cuts by Elvis and Ray Charles and Daft Punk." One of the miracles of my life is the fact that I live and work in a musical world where ageism isn't really nipping at my heels, evidently. I kind of like that.
MR: Plus you've had a documentary about you and your life that premiered a few months ago.
PW: It premiered for the first time in the Toronto Film Festival and then it was shown at the An
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