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Lovely interview, with nice insight into Stan and Peggy’s dynamic—though I have to say, Jay, Stan does not look at Peggy like an older brother would look at a little sister. ;)
GQ: Speaking of necklaces, another thing that’s circulating on the internet right now is a picture of you at the 1992 MTV Awards, wearing a necklace that appears to be made of…shells? Do you have any memory of what that is?
Ferguson: [Laughs] Yes I do, actually. It’s so funny, because I was just talking with Sara Gilbert the other day, who’s still a dear friend of mine, and one of my oldest friends, and I actually sent that picture to her—this is before it started making the rounds on the internet, but I had seen it somewhere, and I just sent it to her like, “Look at us and how ridiculous we were!” That was kind of in a transitional period for me as I was going out of my Jim Morrison phase and into my underground techno-rave phase, and that outfit was a kind of a meeting of the two. So if I remember correctly, the necklace wasn’t shells; it was little pieces of wood and beads, just a weird mix of a bunch of different things. But yeah, that is a crazy picture. I almost got beat up by Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes that night. He would probably never remember it.
Anonymous asked: Did you also hope fruitlessly that Stan was the one who secretly got Peggy those flowers to cheer her up? He sure was hovering for a while.
For like a second and then she took them off the desk and I was like, omg those are probably her secretary’s.