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<Anonymous4911> sorry i am late lach here
<Anonymous4911> i was watching "Training day"
<Brad> No worries- It gave me time to pre-type som estuff
<Anonymous4911> i am psyched that you are doing the site
<Brad> Denzel- was he oscar worthy?
<Brad> really me too
<Anonymous4911> well, there wasn't much competition
<Anonymous4911> hawke was good too
<Brad> I did not see that one
<Brad> I did not think that a beautiful mind was the best pic llast year
<Brad> Is there anything you think i need to work on the site?
<Anonymous4911> nah, just let it grow and it'll be fine
<Brad> A lot has been coming lately as far as people wanting to be on it
<Brad> cool thanks
<Anonymous4911> i wish i had more time or a better webmaster for antifolk.net
<Brad> I was thrilled when it went up
<Anonymous4911> so, what can I answer for you tonight?
<Brad> Lach, thank you for agreeing to meet with me today. As you know, I am a fan of
your music, and much of the music that you have helped me to discover. This is the first
interview for antifolk.homeste
<Brad> This is the first interview for antifolk.homestead.com as well as the first that I have
ever conducted. I wanted to start out by asking you a couple of questions about antifolk
and then ask you some
<Anonymous4911> i can put on the speech function and it sounds like Stephen Hawking
is interviewing me!
<Brad> about yourself if that's alright
<Brad> i'll just type be patient i am slow
<Brad> As you know I have been a fan of yours for some time and enjoy the music that you
have helped me to discover
<Anonymous4911> do you have Blang! and Kids Fly Free?
<Brad> Antifolk has changed a lot since I first started to listen to it, but the one constant
has been you.
<Brad> HOh yeah I got em
<Brad> Contender too
<Brad> How do you think that it has changed through the years?
<Anonymous4911> how have I changed/ or how has Antifolk changed?
<Brad> Antifolk- I'll get to you in a min
<Brad> I just wanted to ask a couple of broad questions first
<Anonymous4911> there's a broad i'd like to ask a few questions of myself!
<Brad> I am a horrible speller- I'll fix all later. I have no idea how I got in to this school
<Anonymous4911> I'm not sure if the songwriting or 'sound' of Antifolk has changed much
over the years. It has always been very appreciative of lyric, humor, honesty, a melding of
the Punk and Folk asthetic
<Anonymous4911> attitude and substance over technical prowess
<Brad> this site too
<Brad> Do you think that the scene could go on without you or how would it change?
<Anonymous4911> when i first arrived to the West Village folk clubs there was no path for
me the way there is one today. there was no MTV unplugged, no violent femmes, no
Springsteen's Nebraska. It was uncharted terr
<Anonymous4911> a bunch of us just knew there had to be something more than where
'folk' music had landed
<Anonymous4911> we dug phil ochs and woody but we also loved Strummer and Rotten
<Anonymous4911> just like everyother songwriting doorway though Dylan was already
<Anonymous4911> woody too, he woulda fit right into the scene at The Fort
<Anonymous4911> if anything, Antifolk is a bit more tame now than in the beginning, a bit
more of the 'gentle, sorta slacker element and less of the crazed, dangerous style
<Anonymous4911> I like both
<Brad> me too
<Brad> Hey- you think this might work better by phone?
<Anonymous4911> there was more poetry, performance art in the earlier days. it is
predominantly songwriters now
<Anonymous4911> no, i am enjoying this
<Anonymous4911> and you won't have to transcribe
<Anonymous4911> your turn
Brad> With heightened interest lately in antifolk due to success of some artists within the
scene, what does the future hold for antifolk?
<Anonymous4911> well, Mr.Hawking, you know as well as I there is no future. time is
<Brad> As a guy about to graduate w/o a job I do know there is no Future
<Anonymous4911> hee hee
<Brad> At least for operations and supply chain people
<Brad> Anyway- do you see the scene getting getting real big nationally?
<Anonymous4911> some projects on the way include three antifolk compilations, the
antifolk fest documentary, an online TV show based on the Antihoot
<Brad> I saw the ad for interns for the documentary
<Anonymous4911> can we take a short break, something has come up?
<Brad> sure how long?
<Anonymous4911> like ten/fifteen minutes?
<Brad> sure i'll be here
<Anonymous4911> ok, thanks
<Brad> no prob thank you
<Anonymous4911> i am back
<Anonymous4911> are you there?
<Brad> See me?
<Anonymous4911> ok, what's next?
<Brad> Quick question
<Brad> in th esong for the money- who are jim, bob and phil?
<Brad> just wondering?
<Anonymous4911> morrison, dynan and ochs, what a great question!
<Brad> i though so, but have always wanted to know
<Anonymous4911> i always prefer talking about my songs than 'the scene'
<Brad> We can go there
<Anonymous4911> it's up to you sir!
<Brad> I read that you are a prolific songwriter is that true?
<Anonymous4911> i have written well over 1000 songs
<Brad> when are we gunna hear the stuff man?
<Anonymous4911> i usaully write 4 or 5 on monday nighta at the end of the hoot, from the
<Brad> walls, waitresses, weirdos?
<Anonymous4911> it takes so long to record the albums
<Anonymous4911> YES, how did you know i call it that?
<Brad> I think you wrote it once in a newslettre
<Anonymous4911> you're good
<Brad> I'm no stalker don't worry
<Brad> I've only seen the fort once
<Anonymous4911> geez, i have had enough of those.br
<Brad> It's tough being a star
<Anonymous4911> you must make the pilgrimage
<Anonymous4911> maybe during the Summer Antifolk Fest
<Brad> I know, I know- plus I have a great place to stay when I am up ther
<Brad> I came up in april 2000
<Brad> Maybe march
<Anonymous4911> ah, pre911
<Brad> Yep- I saw hamell pre-carwreck
<Anonymous4911> i'll be doing some shows with Hamell on the upcoming UK tour.
<Brad> I saw that- you been there before right?
<Anonymous4911> i'm happy about that, he is so good. i wrote a song about him
<Anonymous4911> i been to London 2x over the past year
<Brad> Tell me about it, what kinds of things make you write songs
<Anonymous4911> this time i'll be in england, scotland and wales
<Brad> Only been to London Once
<Brad> for my undergrad
<Anonymous4911> He sings songs about his mother, about Heaven and the trickster up
<Anonymous4911> He sings songs about crooks and heroes and he treats them both
with equal care
<Anonymous4911> He sings like it all happened earlier that night He sings and his
face turns into a blacklight Illuminating each verse with a unique inner light
Glowing with the power of an
<Anonymous4911> an old radio tube's might Have you ever seen Hamell on Trial?
<Anonymous4911> there's more, but you'll have to come to a show to hear it ;-)
<Brad> I'd really love too
<Anonymous4911> it is in the key of G
<Anonymous4911> it was very scary when he had the accident but now he is touring and
he's a proud papa
<Brad> Baby bald too?
<Anonymous4911> actually i think the baby has hair
<Brad> I see Chris Chandler is playing there soon- speaking of bald
<Brad> Wammo on trial?
<Anonymous4911> chris comes through every year or so
<Anonymous4911> he used to have hair to his ass
<Brad> You like playin solo or with the band?
<Anonymous4911> i know evryone's secrets
<Brad> Oh tell me
<Brad> Who is jorge regula?
<Brad> piano player right?
<Anonymous4911> i like both. i am fortunate to have a great band
<Anonymous4911> billy and roy are amazing
<Anonymous4911> i am also fortunate to have found Richard Barone as the producer for
the last two albums
<Brad> I saw you on DCN it was cool
<Anonymous4911> jorge is Steve espinola
<Anonymous4911> what is DCN
<Brad> Digital Club Network
<Anonymous4911> news to me
<Brad> David Dragov had a show on there too
<Brad> Nah it was before Kids fly free like that Dec
<Anonymous4911> he's quite talented and has a new CD out this month
<Brad> You said that you had just finished hesitant i think
<Brad> and that it took forever tpo get right
<Anonymous4911> we used the Tarot cards on that song in the studio
<Brad> Guliani is a (i don't t remember) wise up
<Brad> yes that is it
<Brad> Was that the toughest song you have ever recorded
<Anonymous4911> day without me
<Brad> Which is your fave of your cds?
<Anonymous4911> i love all my children
<Brad> me too but pick a fave
<Anonymous4911> the next one
<Brad> good answer- when is it coming out/
<Anonymous4911> well, i am sure of at least 5 or 6 songs i want on it. have to chose the
rest. i have the tour of UK, then filming Antihoot! for online TV and then the Summer Fest.
so, hopefully this autumn
<Anonymous4911> Man plans, God laughs
<Brad> You know before I heard you I read a really bad pan of contender- stuff like that
piss you off?
<Anonymous4911> was it in dirty linen?
<Anonymous4911> ha, that's my favorite review!
<Anonymous4911> fucking folki magazine
<Anonymous4911> it said i wrote the 10 worst songs ever and sang like Lou Reed only
really, really badly.Beautiful!
<Anonymous4911> a real honor
<Brad> I got it on ebay- and have enjoyed it
<Anonymous4911> fuck em, Penthouse called me a genius this month, a much
<Brad> Get em
<Anonymous4911> there's some good stuff on Contender
<Brad> Hey, preachin to the choir
<Anonymous4911> i love Red and White, Baby, Let's Dive. i'll rerelease it someday
<Brad> Yeah, you've said that forever
<Brad> on your website
<Anonymous4911> i'm feeling wanderlust, any more questions?
<Brad> Folk Bros
<Brad> tellme about em
<Anonymous4911> that was me and kirk kelly
<Brad> fun no fun?
<Anonymous4911> we met when the folkies at Speakeasy warned Kirk to stay away from
me if he wanted to play there.
<Anonymous4911> so, naturally, he walked over and bought me a beer
<Anonymous4911> we been pals ever since
<Brad> I want to put him on the site- but can't get in touch
<Brad> Plaeface either
<Anonymous4911> i love playing as the Folk Brothers, we do reunion every once in a
<Brad> Antifest I saw the pics
<Anonymous4911> paleface is so good these days. better than ever
<Brad> that is what everyone says- but i can't get any contact info or anything
<Anonymous4911> well, that's Paleface!
<Brad> You think he's anti-fansite?
<Anonymous4911> nah, he's just not into gadgets too much
<Anonymous4911> you'll reach him sooner or later
<Brad> Thank you sooo much for talking w/ me. i have had tons-o-fun
<Anonymous4911> any thing else you'd like to ask?
<Brad> I thought you had to go?
<Anonymous4911> soon, i'll tell you when
<Brad> What kinds of music do you enjoy that most people would not expect that you
<Anonymous4911> i don't know what people expect of me but my most listed to albums
ever would include
<Anonymous4911> Aja-Steely Dan, All Mod Cons-The Jam, Another Green World-Eno,
Perfectly Frank-Tony Bennet, Heijra-Joni Mitchell, The Clash, Pleased to Meet
Me-Replacemnts, Stone Roses
<Brad> Which could you live without longer performing music or sex?
<Anonymous4911> dunno, it's not an experiment i'm willing to try, however
<Brad> I hear ya
<Anonymous4911> contrary to what Gene Simmons thinks, I didn't get into music to score
<Anonymous4911> I just loved music.
<Anonymous4911> I really, really do
<Anonymous4911> and the art of songwriting thrills me
<Anonymous4911> it can be magic
<Brad> You'be met some famous musicians yes?
<Brad> I spell like shit- and type that way to
<Brad> Who was youre favorite to meet- not they were the nicest
<Anonymous4911> I am surrounded by so many talented and inspirational writers on the
Antifolk scene. I'll look around Sidewalk Cafe at the end of the night and see my fellow
artists and just know I am in the midst of
<Brad> Boo ya
<Brad> you know I have a friend that pushed janet jackson out of the way at a store in the
<Anonymous4911> i am glad i met the mebers of my band who were famous in my eyes
<Brad> Hey brenda kahn says choose your own heros and r&r stars
<Anonymous4911> outside of my circle, I was honored and thrilled to meet Dylan and
<Brad> Andy Griffin?
<Anonymous4911> there songs changed my life
<Brad> don't know them
<Anonymous4911> Glenn matlock of The Sex Pistols!
<Brad> ahhhh- i feeldumb i thought you meant the Mayberry guy
<Brad> I was like wow- that's odd
<Brad> You keep the action figure of you?
<Anonymous4911> no i got it
<Anonymous4911> i love action figures and comic books
<Brad> Jeff lewis sent me some comics
<Anonymous4911> wasn't Daniel's illustrations on KFF amazing/
<Anonymous4911> I like Jeff's art. I bought some
<Brad> Daniel sells his stuff on the web
<Anonymous4911> ok you get 3 more questions
<Brad> better make em fuckin good
<Brad> Lets go with the songs-
<Brad> What is your favorite Lach cover someone did of your song?
<Brad> Was there a get high shack?
<Anonymous4911> There a re a few I love: Jude Kastle does Beautiful, Timothy Dark's
additions to I Love America,
<Anonymous4911> I think Jude does Beautiful so well
<Brad> I do not know of Jude
<Anonymous4911> ha, there wasn't really a 'shack', actually, we got high everywhere! but i
think the kid's room in suburban homes is classic to get high in. with the posters on the
walls, colored lights etc
<Anonymous4911> Jude has a new Cd out called Ghost of a Girl, she also sings on
<Anonymous4911> ok last one kid, chose wisely
<Brad> Do you have any other recordings that you might could hook me up with & is there
anything you would want your fans to know about you?/
<Anonymous4911> we have CDs for sale at antifolk.net, more and more as time goes by
so keep checking back.
<Anonymous4911> Ihave fans???
<Brad> Fansite has 700 hits
<Anonymous4911> i have a fansite?
<Brad> You are on the hoempage right now
<Brad> Although your page is a little light on hits
<Anonymous4911> cool. well, I don't know what I would want someone to know about me.
i don't really understand that. It's allthere in the songs, performance and art.
<Brad> Cool thanks
<Brad> I Plan to edit this and make it pretty for the front page as well as supply the enitre
thing on a seperate page
<Brad> if that's cool by you
<Anonymous4911> i feel like i didn't really answer that question. i don't feel like we really
<Brad> I suck as an interviewer
<Brad> i'll get better
<Anonymous4911> don't edit it. it is more fun in a voyeuristic way just as it is, i think
<Brad> I'll have the whole thing available
<Anonymous4911> tell ya what, interview a bunch more of the anticrew and then we can
do part two, after you warm up
<Brad> and I'll say you recommend the unedited version
<Brad> will do
<Brad> Maybe right befor the new cd?
<Brad> or the fest
<Anonymous4911> I'm looking forward to meeting the newcomers to Antifolk this year.
See you at the shows...
<Anonymous4911> thanks Brad! And a shout out to all my friends on the scene, i didn't
'plug' anyone but there is so much great stuff now so i encourage the listeners to dive in
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