I earlier wrote about the enforced retirement of Ansari bin Hamid Marican, or MARICAN as everybody knows him, due to the closure of Victoria Concert Hall. For several decades, he was the stage manager of Singapore's friendliest concert venue, and true friend to everybody who performed there. Here is an interview I did with him way back in 2001, published in the October 2001 issue of BraviSSimO! With his retirement sees a farewell to one of Singapore's nicest iconic characters in its musical scene. He will truly be missed.