Charles Manson Interview

I wanted to buy the new LP buy by Aaron Dilloway, which unfortunately already was sold out. So I was strolling around a bit into the catalogue of Hanson records and ended up in the zine section. Here I found a reprint of zine made by Robert Turman which contained the transcript of a legendary interview Tom Snyder did with Charles Manson in 1981. I was listening too much Integrity lately, so Charles Manson was somehow morphed into my head. Thanks god to internet the interview of course is also available on youtube. Tommy Snyder only seems to be interested in Manson as a psycho and not really in the interesting things he has to say to. On the other it is not bad and I have to give him the credits of doing the interview. Can you imagine a famous late night talk show host doing this in 2012?

First part manson explaining why he cut of hitman’s ear and about Helter Skelter, “It was a song that people sang“.

video 2

He shows a lot of anger at the start of the video, like a real animal. His Jesus joke is good, he has good sense of humour. although it seems Tommy doesn’t really get it.


Asked about being in prison

“Well, we’re our own prisons. We each our own wardens and we do our own times. We get stuck in our own little trips and we kind of judge ourselves the way we do.”

video 4

Manson on drugs, children and his music: “but the way I do it, ain’t the same way you guys do it. And the way I do it scares you guys.” and “there’s only one person that you could be scared of and that is yourself”. Then his comments on woman are bit downgrading..

video 5

This part starts contains interview with Nuel Emmons, who helped Manson writing sort of a biography.

video 6

Last part of the interview. Killer quote “Sometimes I feel scared to live. Living is what scares me. Dying is easy. Getting up everyday and going through this again and again is hard”

What to say about Manson? He is quite an intelligent guy, who talks a lot of paranoid nonsense and sometimes he is really nailing things down fucking right. He is a smart guy who sometimes seems to be playing with Mr Snyder and at other parts acts like a child. Interesting video though and like he says himself if you are afraid of Charles Manson, you are afraid of something in your own mind.

Manson still in prison, is now 77 years old, you can read his letters at The bastard turns 78 at 12 November.

Happy Easter!


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