You: short, muscular Killer Wolf, possible demon, legendary front man for The Misfits, Samhain and Danzig.
Me: the girl on the phone, who — at a loss for what to call you (Glenn? Danzig? Mr. Danzig?) — settled on "GLENN DANZIG!"
Admittedly, I was a bit nervous to talk to you, notoriously peevish interviewee that you are. But you sounded nearly cheerful.
"I'm tired," you said. "I was in the studio 'til 3 or 4 a.m. I'm working on my covers record." But while I did make out that you're covering "Devil's Angels," by Davie Allen & the Arrows, and something by Black Sabbath ... I couldn't hear much else. "Are you on speaker phone or something?" you gruffly troubleshot.
I know you have bigger things to think about than phone problems. Things like realizing the dreams of womb-to-tomb fans by reuniting with Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein for your current back-catalog-exhuming Legacy Tour.
"I didn't want to write songs that were like, here today, gone tomorrow," you said. "I wanted to make something that would last forever." As for the burden of Living Legend status: "I just do what I do. The way you see me on the street is the way you'll see me on stage. I don't put on a character, and I think people dig that."
Pittsburgh seems to dig you, and since you made us just one of a handful of Legacy dates, you seem to dig Pittsburgh. See you soon, Glenn, and call any time. Here's hoping for a better connection.