A telephone interview with Ian Mackaye :: March 22nd, 2011. Here's someone who needs no introduction. If you have been living under a rock and need an introduction I suggest you check out this for starters: Ian Bio
Approaching Oblivion: First off, what’s going on with Dischord Records? Any new releases coming up?
Ian Mackaye: Well we’re going through a major transition a the moment. Our partner company, Southern, had shut down its Chicago office and that had been taken over by a company called CID. Southern and CID basically helped us with manufacturing and warehousing for the past 25 years. Last year CID decided that they wanted to focus more on being a retail store, so for the last 4 or 5 months we’ve been moving everything back here to the Dischord House.
AO:Southern is from the UK, right?
Ian: Yeah. Southern was started by my dear friend John Loder. In 1983 he came to see Minor Threat play and asked if he could put our record out in England. Dischord was in a pickle at the time b…
A telephone interview with John Joseph :: March 28th, 2011. For this interview I invited my friend Jessica Harvey to be a guest-host. We cover topics from philosophy, John's new writings, and raw food dieting. ...Phone Rings...
JJ: Hey, what’s up brothah?
AO: Not much man. We were just listening to some Both Worlds. What’s new in your life? What’s keeping you so busy these days?
JJ: Well I’m training for a triathlon ultimately ending with an ironman either late this year or next year. It’s tough to get into races because a lot of them sell out. But between that, I’m working on a screenplay and also an extended version of the last book I did, which will be a cookbook that includes a lot of information about what is being done with the food. So I’m keeping busy and doing Cro-Mags shows. We’ve got LA coming up and San Diego.
AO: I take it the screenplay is going to be based off of your auto-biography 'The Evolution of a Cro-Mag'?
This album does not have one weak song on it. My favorites are easily Gothic Stone, Samarithan, Dark Are The Veils Of Death and Bewitched. It is easy to listen to this album repetitiously throughout the day.