The thing about John Adams is, his music can be pretty boring but he really must be fun to party with given that he seems to have some awesome weed stashed away, if the interview that will appear tomorrow in The Guardian is to be believed.
The Doctor Atomic composer went a bit bananies explaining that:
'I can't check in at the airport now without my ID being taken and being grilled. You know, I'm on a homeland security list, probably because of having written The Death of Klinghoffer, so I'm perfectly aware that I, like many artists and many thoughtful people in the country, am being followed.'
Not only he thinks he is John Lennon and George W. Bush (a famous post-minimalist music fan) is J. Edgar Hoover without the drag, but he thinks that:
'9/11 was a very glamorous event,' he said. 'I'm using the term in a very ironic sense - 3,000 people being killed; it's a terrible tragedy, but in the scale of human tragedy it's very small.
Obvs, next time Johnny complains for airport security (not to mention, for a bad review) someone needs to remind him that overrated composers getting frisked by some burly TSA kid, in the scale of human tragedy is a very, very, very small thing, too.