176: Billy Bragg

You know that guy who can offer a seemingly authoritative opinion on just about any topic extemporaneously and sound like an expert in the subject at hand? So do I. That guy is Billy Bragg. We covered so much ground during our 45 minute conversation, a…

175: Andy Kindler

My conversation with comedian Andy Kindler may end up having a life-changing effect on me. It ultimately depends on what the doctor says, but you can figure out exactly what I’m talking about when you listen. Too many words to type on that front. Plus …

169: Molly Neuman

Girl Germs, Bratmobile, Lookout!, Indivision Management, Simple Social Graces, eMusic. Molly Neuman has been involved in just about every facet of the music business at a pretty high level. Like many industry veterans, however, she didn’t set out to pl…

167: Jake Fogelnest

I always suspected that Jake Fogelnest was something of a kindred spirit. Those suspicions were confirmed at SXSW, when I chatted with him about music, the ’90s nostalgia onslaught, the importance of context and, last but certainly not least, The Best …

165: Jonny Fritz

During SXSW 2012, one of my favorite conversations was with a gentleman that now goes by the name Jonny Fritz (who, we decided during our chat, is what you might call an inlaw goodass). When I found out that he would be back this year, I had to sit dow…

162: Ian MacKaye

My conversation with Ian MacKaye covers a lot of ground, but one of the most inspiring threads therein is the idea of lifelong adherence to the punk ethos. Listening to MacKaye talk about his steadfast approach to the world around him serves as a palpa…