I remember an incident I had in Austin Texas in '98. I had been watching Robyn Hitchcock play a set at the Austin Music Hall, and was milling around in the lobby, filling in time between acts. It was the South by SouthWest Music Conference, and the line-up was unorthodox, as I remember. It seems to me that Robyn Hitchcock played, followed by Nanci Griffith, and then Jerry Jeff Walker... As I stood in the lobby between the sets of Nanci Griffith and Jerry Jeff Walker I suddenly came face to face with Robyn Hitchcock.
"Mr. Hitchcock," I said, "Great set! Would you mind posing for a photograph?"
Robyn Hitchcock stopped in his tracks, looked at me for a second, and then in his strong British accent said,
"Hell no! I hate fucking photographers. I would just assume punch you in the face if you take my picture."