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There’ll Be No Sad Tomorrow: A Conversation With The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck

We sit down with the delightful Kim Shattuck to discuss the making of The Muffs’ seminal sophomore album, Blonder & Blonder.

Steven Jesse Bernstein: You Are Asking Me Now If This Is The Whole World And I Am Saying It Is

We sit down with filmmaker Peter Sillen to discuss I Am Secretly An Important Man, his captivating and important documentary on controversial artist Steven Jesse Bernstein.

Awkward Conversations With Anonymous Friends #1: Authenticity

An in-depth discussion of the reviewing process, authenticity, and what yours truly looks for when he experiences art.

A Piece Of Ground Where I Can Lay My Head: A Conversation With Kristin Hersh

What happens when a good for nothin’ autistic redneck picks up the phone and has a conversation with a Rat Girl who’s been one of his near-lifelong artistic inspirations? It’s a conversation thirty years in the making, folks. Read on…

Life Is Far Too Fast: A Conversation With Mike McCartney

We sit down to a long, compelling conversation with Mike McCartney about his delightful one-off album, McGough & McGear and the era that produced it.

On Collaboration: A Conversation With Anni Hogan

We have a delightful chat with Anni Hogan, a woman with an interesting, compelling discography and wisdom on the nature of collaboration.

Final Wild Songs: A Conversation With The Long Ryders’ Sid Griffin

In the 1980s, Sid Griffin fronted The Long Ryders, who have recently released Final Wild Songs a comprehensive box set that has renewed interest in this brief but hard-working band. We sat down with Mr. Griffin to discuss the band and the box set.

Last Of My Kind: A Conversation With Paul Burch, Part Two

In this second part of our conversation with Paul Burch, we discuss the veteran musician’s twenty year career, with selected highlights from his vast discography.

Me And Jimmie Rodgers: A Conversation With Paul Burch, Part One

The latest album by veteran country musician Paul Burch is a different sort of record–a concept album based on the life of Jimmie Rodgers. It’s a years in the making labor of love, and is easily the finest album in Burch’s career. In this first of a two-part interview, we discuss the making of that album and what goes into creating a fictional account of your hero’s life.

Before We Bow Down: An Interview With Sanguine Hum

Joff Winks and Matt Baber of Sanguine Hum join me for an in-depth conversation about their latest release, a deluxe, expanded reissue of their obscure, proto-Sanguine Hum album, 2007’s Songs For Days.