When I first moved to Columbus I was lucky enough to link up with P. Blackk. Someone had recommended him to me and I instantly became a fan. We were able to chat for a few minutes outside of Carabar and soon found out that we were both born at the same hospital. Take a listen and enjoy!
In 2013, when I first moved to Skyview Towers (formerly known as Sawyer Manor) in Columbus, Ohio, I was able to catch up with Yusef Shakur. I had met Yusef a couple years earlier at his book store in Detroit and was honored to finally be able to speak with him. Take a listen and enjoy!
In 2013, I was able to catch one final SXSW interview before departing on the Amtrak. I ran into a recognizable face lounging on the couch at Starbucks. I had seen him a few nights earlier performing with an old friend of the show, Kosha Dillz. Verbs is a rapper from Culver City, California who lives a transient lifestyle with his bicycle and collection of buttons and pins on a denim vest. Take a listen to the two part interview from that morning over a year and a half ago.
I interviewed DENA at SXSW 2013. She described the music she makes as trying to, “formulate simple truths in pop music”. Take a listen to our conversation, here!
I met Scott of The Hourlies while attending graduate school at Wayne State University. Scott and Ryan of The Hourlies joined me on my show in 2013 where they regaled me with their stories and played some live music. Sit back, take a listen, and enjoy!
In 2013, I visited SXSW for the third year in a row. On my first day down to the convention center, I ran into a band of musicians outside of all of the action on 6th Street–such is the nature of Austin during SXSW. I stopped and chatted with them for a bit and soon decided they would be my first interview of the festival. Massive Scar Era is a post hardcore band out of Egypt with many stories and an interesting perspective on music as well as politics. Take a listen and enjoy!
In 2013, I had the opportunity to sit down with JJ, Kanon, and Ian of the Retro Specs. They are not only pretty rocking they are also all still in high school. This interview includes a live performance which turned out well. Take a listen and enjoy!
When I first spoke to Arlow Xan they were just two Poor Als (pun intended). This time around they have matured as artists and embraced a name that sounds eerily similar to my first initial and my last name. To quote Tunde Olaniran, they truly are one of the “most adorable” groups I have ever interviewed. In part 2 you can find an incredible live performance. Take a listen and enjoy.
In 2008, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Philip Zott of The Great Fiction. For years I had thought that this interview was lost in the great data purge of 2009. At this time I had lost practically every piece of digital music I had and the radio station’s hard drives took a dive on me. Luckily I located this by chance when going through my old hard drive. The Great Fiction was a project that precedes Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. This interview is one of the first interviews that veers away from my old interviewing style and includes some highly metaphysical conversation. I’m glad it wasn’t lost for good.
Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!