This raises the question, if you are paying to talk to them, can you talk about whatever you want? Like can I talk to Steve about gardening and have an actual conversation about it? Or do they only expect to get music related inquiries?Because I was "paying to talk to them" it would make me feel uncomfortable and sadly question their sincerity. Seems the conditions of meeting would make both feel odd or wondering "Oh no an idiot with more money than sense"and "Dang he must be strapped to do this crap." If it was on the phone-well hell I can't hear well on a phone at all. It has to be in person so I can read their lips-that helps to comprehend a lot. Then I'd ask if they were interested in a "Master Class" where I go on and on bout some biological phenomenon like climate change or genetics, epigenetic, eve-devo. etc and all for the cheap price of 10 cent a word hee,hee,hee. ROFL.