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!
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.