Text from Interview with the Dolphys


Eric: He'd copy the birds singing, he'd copy the birds and play his instrument. And I guess those birds knew he was copying them, because they'd whistle back at him.

Sadie: Well, he'd play a note, you know, and they'd answer, and he'd play another note. He practiced out... that's why this fellow did this painting of him [a painting that was hanging above the sofa - see the video clip if you can download 5MB], because this is the way he sat outside and practiced.