Monthly Archives: May 2012

Interview with Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think). Oct 2008 (FILTER).

Especially around the time of their most perfect album, the major label fundedPony Express Record, Shudder to Think were the best band in the world. Yet no one liked them. Actually, some loved them, while others, like the skinheads in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Mastodon. Oct 2011 (Gambit).

Mastodon is a beast. The Atlanta heavy metal kings began a decade ago, playing over-the-top, technical 15-minute epic songs you’d never imagine would resonate with general audiences. Going from basement shows to big tours opening for the band’s favorite, Metallica, … Continue reading

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Interview with Katey Red. Feb. 2009. AntiGravity.

With the release of her album Melpomene Block Party ten years ago on DJ Jubilee’s Take Fo’ imprint, Katey Red staked her claim as the first ever homosexual, transgendered bounce rap artist. To celebrate this milestone, Katey and her popular … Continue reading

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Interview with Luther Campbell (2LiveCrew). March 1999.

Early on in my writing career I conducted a great interview with Luther Campbell of 2LiveCrew, who was funny, honest, articulate, dirty, everything one could want from an interview subject. He was so charming that by the end of our … Continue reading

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Interview with Sade guitarist Stewart Matthewman. July 2011.

Last summer’s Sade show at New Orleans Arena was the only good arena show I have ever seen. I thought I might not get to go at all, until at the last minute Gambit Weekly — for whom I’d written … Continue reading

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Interview with Chuck D (Gambit. March 2007).

Chuck D is my all-time hero. I finally got to interview him in 2007 in conjunction with a New Orleans Public Enemy concert at House of Blues. As this was just a couple years after Katrina, I wanted to talked … Continue reading

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FPIHM: Allen Toussaint

Author’s note: as a journalist, musician and a resident of New Orleans (where the famous run carefree, treating the city as a sort of celebrity refuge), I have interacted with more known names than a freakin’ Hollywood agent. A lot … Continue reading

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Interview breakfast with Kool Keith. March 2012.

Just over ten days after Mardi Gras 2012, legendary perverted New York rapper Kool Keith played a last minute 2am New Orleans show at the tiny Dragon’s Den on Frenchmen Street, on his way out to a bigger performance at … Continue reading

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MPW and Jonathan Ames tour Spellcaster Lodge

A couple years back I was visited by my friend Jonathan Ames who, at the time, was chin-deep in his HOB series Bored to Death. Before that Jonathan wrote several great books including Wake Up Sir! The Double Life is … Continue reading

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Interview with Ian Svenonius. April 2012.

CLICK HERE to read my second ever interview with one of my all-time favorite frontmen, Ian Svenonius, first of Nation of Ulysses, then the MakeUp (the band he fronted when we first spoke for the St. Petersburg Times), then Weird … Continue reading

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