One evening, in the fall of 2013, I was heading into my show, without any interviews lined up, intent on playing music and nothing more. At the door, were a group of young men who called themselves Team Michigan Boys. In a conversation they had the night before with the station’s music director, they were told they could get on the air with me, entirely unbeknownst to me. I live for these types of interviews and was very pleased with the conversation that ensued.
At the end of 2013, I spoke with the legendary Count Bass D. Most people are probably familiar with him from his appearance on MF Doom’s 2004 release, Mm..Food, but Count Bass D has been releasing albums over the past two decades. In our conversation, we discussed topics like parenting, his life, and career as an independent musician. Take a listen and enjoy!
I met Dane, over a decade ago, when I was still an underclassman in high school. We were both in the same pottery class where we learned to throw down on the wheels of clay. I distinctly remember seeing him practicing day and night, rain or snow, in the parking lot of the local middle school. Fast forward 14 years, I was getting ready for work, one day, and his name popped into my head. After a quick Google search I found that he was, indeed, still biking and had relocated across the country. I immediately dropped him a line and found out that he would be in Columbus for a competition. We arranged to catch up and record this interview for inquiring minds. Take a listen to a recent conversation with an old friend.
If you are familiar with Blat Pack you might have noticed that their visual presentation has a very fluid and unified character. This is not an accident or the product of a devious Walt Disney-esque figure with a drawing room full of menially compensated artists under his dominion. This is the genius of Sean Mack. When Sean released his picture book, I was lucky enough to get him to drop by the station to chat with me about the project. It is not every day that I get to speak with visual artists, so this was a treat.
I met Sara and Marco at Kafe Kerouac, in Columbus, during one of my first nights in Ohio. Marco was by far one of Ohio’s best ambassadors, during my stay in the Buckeye State. For an example of just how proactive Marco Castros is, he was familiar with, and had performed along side Massive Scar Era’s (Egyptian based metal group I interviewed in 2013), violinist, Nancy Mounir. Take a listen and enjoy!
Another artist I met during my time in Columbus was Ron Freeman, front man of Lost Orchards. Ron has a very interesting story and it was a pleasure to sit and chat with him.
In the summer of 2013, I began exploring Columbus, Ohio. One of the places I discovered was Kafe Kerouc which quickly became my favorite place to work. One of the evenings I was there, I met a group of people (who included the Castros) who persuaded me to stick around for a concert at the Kafe to witness an artist named Timbre. I am glad I did because Timbre was a sight to behold. This was the first time I have ever seen someone play harp in an intimate setting and probably the first time I have ever seen anyone play harp. Take a listen and enjoy!
In the last interview I will likely ever have the pleasure of conducting with Sugar Glyder, we were, ironically, in Michigan. This time around they were on tour in Chesterfield, Michigan, at a bowling alley/concert venue. The Charlotte Band that I met in 2009 was in good spirits and of a new composition. Earlier that year, Emily had left the band and they had added Robby (not to be confused with Bobby). It was a pleasure to interview Sugar Glyder two times before (2010 and 2011) and I will miss them as a fixture of the independent music scene.
In 2013, I sat down with Matt Whitehurst, founding member of Psychedelic Horseshit, at Cafe Bourbon Street in Columbus, Ohio. Our conversation ranged from the philosophical to the futuristic, and everything in between. One of my favorite quotes from all of my years in radio is when Matt offers, “Mother Earth’s plan to save herself is technology”. Matt is an interesting character and it was a pleasure to chat with him. Take a listen!
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!