Gideon Resnick: A Conversation With the Abbot: RZA on Kung-Fu, Directing and Music
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Robert Diggs sat at a small wooden table inside the vacant Double Door bar in Chicago on a Saturday in October.
The place had been cleared out for him, serving as a stop on the tour promoting his directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists. There was a definite stillness in the air as media awaited a moment with the man they call RZA, who was perched at a table on the second floor of the building.
He wore a black leather jacket, resembling a track suit with a candy cane stripe running the length of its sleeves, a black baseball cap pushed down low over his brow and his characteristic thick-rimmed scholarly glasses.
RZA's first words were muffled, spoken through bites of a grilled chicken sandwich, which he seemed to be enjoying based on his nods of affirmation. It was, and always is, difficult to tell when RZA is high so the assumption had definitely been in my head. Calm and almost professorial he waited for the opportune moment to start what would be a very inter
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