ARCHY IS 45! BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE EDIT JUST POSTED

Time has no doubt twisted things a bit, but my memory of a lengthy 1989 interview I did with Matt Archbold, in the living room of my San Clemente house, is that he was the single most monosyllabic human being I'd ever met. Just this side of mute. But sweet, too, in his own. Not a trace of the free-floating anger that Christian Fletcher (whom I'd interviewed in the same room just a few months earlier) carried around with him like luggage. I was just a few years older than that whole generation...