Posts Tagged: Interview

Tastemaker: Thierry Marx

“In France, tradition and innovation are always battling,” he says. “In Japan, however, there was no battle”

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Tastemaker: Thierry Marx

“In France, tradition and innovation are always battling,” he says. “In Japan, however, there was no battle”

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Interview: Grandmaster Flash

“The Japan Times says you don’t know who I am,” he bellowed to the crowd, “So let’s tell them: WHO AM I?”

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Interview: Grandmaster Flash

“The Japan Times says you don’t know who I am,” he bellowed to the crowd, “So let’s tell them: WHO AM I?”

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Interview: Masa Hidaka

“Joe [Strummer] called and said: ‘Masa, I’m coming. Is there anything you want me to bring?’ And I said: ‘Bring wood.'”

Interview: Masa Hidaka

“Joe [Strummer] called and said: ‘Masa, I’m coming. Is there anything you want me to bring?’ And I said: ‘Bring wood.'”

Interview: Deerhoof

“I wouldn’t call it compromise, but maybe I’m having a knee-jerk reaction to that word.”

Interview: Deerhoof

“I wouldn’t call it compromise, but maybe I’m having a knee-jerk reaction to that word.”

Interview: M.I.A.

“I have to learn how to make gasoline out of coconut oil…”

Interview: M.I.A.

“I have to learn how to make gasoline out of coconut oil…”

Interview: Yo La Tengo

“The tone of the questions really freaked me out. They were all in past tense. I felt like I was already dead.”

Interview: Yo La Tengo

“The tone of the questions really freaked me out. They were all in past tense. I felt like I was already dead.”

Interview: Scissor Sisters

“We didn’t grow up in the days of rock ‘n’ roll vs. disco and we don’t really care.”

Interview: Scissor Sisters

“We didn’t grow up in the days of rock ‘n’ roll vs. disco and we don’t really care.”

Interview: Interpol

“Journalists,” he says, searching for the words, “don’t . . . often . . . portray you in the way you thought you came out in an interview.”

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Interview: Interpol

“Journalists,” he says, searching for the words, “don’t . . . often . . . portray you in the way you thought you came out in an interview.”

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Interview: Diplo

“…there were all these ridiculous people screaming Portuguese lyrics and hard drums, samples of Morrissey, cartoon sounds. It was loud and punk rock and hardcore dance music.”

Interview: Diplo

“…there were all these ridiculous people screaming Portuguese lyrics and hard drums, samples of Morrissey, cartoon sounds. It was loud and punk rock and hardcore dance music.”

Live Music Preview/Interview: The Faint

“Chunky, growling basslines now compete with synth frequencies that could cut glass and curdle milk.”

Live Music Preview/Interview: The Faint

“Chunky, growling basslines now compete with synth frequencies that could cut glass and curdle milk.”

Interview: Luna

“Earnest, to me, is a bad word.”

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Interview: Luna

“Earnest, to me, is a bad word.”

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Interview: Los Lobos

“…how many bands create challenging music for 30 years? Most just play their hits for the millionth time . . .”

Interview: Los Lobos

“…how many bands create challenging music for 30 years? Most just play their hits for the millionth time . . .”

Interview: DMX Krew

“Do you prefer eating or drinking?”

Interview: DMX Krew

“Do you prefer eating or drinking?”

Interview: Lightning Bolt

“We had some surprise visits from building inspectors,” he says, chuckling, “and the whole area was condemned.”

Interview: Lightning Bolt

“We had some surprise visits from building inspectors,” he says, chuckling, “and the whole area was condemned.”

Interview: Ben Harper

“That’s what’s pushed [my voice] to where it is.”

Interview: Ben Harper

“That’s what’s pushed [my voice] to where it is.”

Mutated beats for postmod grooving

“Somebody has to use their brain to play the note or push the button.”

Mutated beats for postmod grooving

“Somebody has to use their brain to play the note or push the button.”

Interview: Asylum Street Spankers

“Everywhere we go there’ll be some kid with a Mohawk and black fingernail polish who’s brought his grandparents.”

Interview: Asylum Street Spankers

“Everywhere we go there’ll be some kid with a Mohawk and black fingernail polish who’s brought his grandparents.”

Interview: The Breeders

“Do you love them? Yeah. Do they make you insane sometimes? Yeah. “

Interview: The Breeders

“Do you love them? Yeah. Do they make you insane sometimes? Yeah. “

The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

“Crisp acoustic guitar riffs are sprinkled sparingly over the digital effluvium, making Coyne’s whiny falsetto sound like a sedated Neil Young being probed by aliens in an X-Files outtake.”

The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

“Crisp acoustic guitar riffs are sprinkled sparingly over the digital effluvium, making Coyne’s whiny falsetto sound like a sedated Neil Young being probed by aliens in an X-Files outtake.”

Interview: Janet Klein

“I am not a songwriter, I am a treasure hunter. “

Interview: Janet Klein

“I am not a songwriter, I am a treasure hunter. “

Interview: Masa Hidaka

“…the police hated me, the fire chief hated me, but now, it’s normal.”

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Interview: Masa Hidaka

“…the police hated me, the fire chief hated me, but now, it’s normal.”

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The Rebirth of Cool

“We are not trying to re-create anything,” he says. “We have taken what we have observed and put it together to create something new.”

The Rebirth of Cool

“We are not trying to re-create anything,” he says. “We have taken what we have observed and put it together to create something new.”