Q. Did the novel that you were working on around the time of Cathedral ever turn into anything — whether prose or the root for future songs?
A. It was a good exercise at the time, got the wrists limber and kept some things moving around, but I was definitely in a bit over my head. Told this story a few times before but I lost the roughs of that (and everything else I owned) in a storage auction after some delinquent bills. Don’t much miss being able to revisit it, but I’d like some of those skateboards back.