From an interview that originally appeared in the August ’08 issue of Men’s Journal.
MJ: What song do you have to hear once a week?
Dennis Hpper: When we were kids, Miles Davis and I used to spar together. I was in my early 20s; he was a little older.
We’d box, and he’d say profound things, and I’d say, “Oh, so what? So what?”
One night I came into the club he was playing in Los Angeles — we’d all gotten kicked out of New York for the drug problems — and he said [raspy voice], “I’ve written a song for you, Dennis. I want you to hear it now. It’s called ‘So What.’ ” So that one sticks.