The following excerpt is from an interview with Mickey Ruskin by Danny Fields which originally appeared in the April 1973 issue of Interview magazine:
Danny Fields: When did you start the Ninth Circle?
Mickey Ruskin: 1962.
Danny Fields: How long were you involved with it?
Mickey Ruskin: Two years. I had two coffee shops before that. You’re aware of that, aren’t you?
Danny Fields: No, tell me about it.