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A Sight for Sore Eyes: An Interview with Klum

musician Klum

“I assume people don’t really know who is singing what because sometimes we don’t even remember who sings certain parts that are on the record. The most important thing to us is just that it’s good.” -Brock Flores

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Someplace New: An Interview with Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

“If I can make anything that another person would want, then I must give it away. Sometimes other musicians want to trade music, or collaborate with me after hearing one of my songs, so sharing my music freely has given some very rich experiences.”

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Go to the Radio: An Interview with Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills

“People go places because they’re already heading that way, or because they give themselves over to be taken somewhere. If our music does that, that’s cool, but I wouldn’t say that it’s designed only for that reason.”

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Brave New Music: An Interview with Frida Hyvonen

Frida

"I could mention…Neneh Cherry’s Raw Like Sushi, on vinyl from the local store, and Michael Jackson’s BAD, which I stole from my brother. You had to learn to dance really smoothly to it or the vinyl would skip. I’m sure someone could find traces of all of those early loves in my music, and not least in the way I dance."

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Oz Captain! My Captain!: An “Ode” to Midnight Oil & An Interview with Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie

Midnight Oil

“When the album was ready to be released, we were prepared to be shouted down by every closet racist in the country.”

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Planting Seeds: 13 Questions with Mia Doi Todd

Mia Doi Todd

“I like to listen to the arc of a record, like reading a book from start to finish. I make records that way.”

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Only Love is All Maroon: An Interview with Bon Iver

Bon Iver

“With all your lies, you’re still very lovable.”
– “For Emma” by Bon Iver

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Writers on Music: An Interview with Robin Benway

Robin Benway

"For a band that’s just starting out, it’s still fun and exciting and very Kerouacian to be in a van and touring the country. That’s the spirit I wanted for Audrey, and listening to that music definitely helped to infuse the book."

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You Know This Gloom: An Interview with The Notwist

the notwist

“In the end it was all about finding a way to express something that you cannot express otherwise.”

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Writers on Music: An Interview with Mysterious Skin Author Scott Heim

Scott Heim

"I was just out driving in my car, and five totally different things came on–an old New Order song… a track from the new Portishead record… a Brian Eno Music for Films song… ‘Touch and Go’ by the Cars… and then this campy ’70s disco song called ‘Let’s All Chant.’ I love how this weird mix put me in five different moods within twenty minutes or so."

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A Walking Bible: An Interview with Rap Artist Tech N9ne

Tech 9

“I sacrifice everything for my music. I lost my wife to this music.”

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Prickling All Over: An Interview with My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond

“Even if there is tension in a collaboration, that frustration allows you to further define your own musical ideas, why you disagree or what it is that is important to you…”

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“To Comprehend a Nectar”: 14 Questions with Peter Moren

“The things I go through, most people go through, so I think it communicates.”

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“Our True Love Finds Us When it is Time”: An Interview with Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek

“Sometimes I write in the voice of someone who I believe is trying to get through to me, sometimes. But I never really understood that Nick Cave style of ‘I am a murderer on this album’ kind of thing. It’s just not me. I’d rather just cover someone else’s song.”

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Shared Islands: An Interview with High Places

“The whole idea of playing in a band as a way of paying the bills is a new concept to Rob and me. We come from a basement show, pass-the-hat-to-pay-for-gas mentality.”

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