I had a nice chat with Movable Magazine about running Deathbomb Arc and doing my pr work with Kinsman & Meng. Also touched based a little with being a member of Foot Village. Sometimes I do silly interviews, but this one is sorta serious. You know, beliefs and shit :)
I was always surprised, once I went to college (in ’96) that my taste was considered strange. My exposure to music in high school was a result of reading a lot of magazines like Spin and digging through Sub Pop’s catalog. My friends were all into rap, so was I, but my taste for indie music wasn’t shared by anyone I knew. My taste kinda just spiraled into its own thing. Meanwhile I just imagined that all these bands I read about were friends and it was some type of creative underground utopia. Finally, when I went to college I met people involved with DIY and realized it wasn’t like this. Even for indie fans, people’s tastes tended to be just based on trends. Deathbomb was started, and continues, in large part to endorse open mindedness as something that is for everyone. (read the rest!)
Many thanks to Rachel for inviting me to do this!
Kinsman & Meng.