Rik was interviewed by Rick Wharton prior to his show in Pembroke, ON for The Daily Observer.
One funny thing about show biz is the ambiguity and the glaring contradictions. Every TV talent reality show judge will tell contestants, “Make it your own! Be the very best you that you can be! Be original! Be fearless!” And then a few minutes later, they’ll tell you that you’re not cutting it. (That) you MUST fit into a shoe box, MUST conform to the shape of this cookie cutter, MUST fit through this pigeon-hole, if you want to have success. For me, eventually, it was a question of forget about success on someone else’s terms. Just keep paying dues.