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…
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.
A man who does not need much of an introduction. If you have been living under a rock, then click here: Henry's Bio Jake/Approaching-Oblivion Blog:You have an incredibly busy year coming up. It seems like you will be on the road for the majority of 2012 (160+ shows). Can you expand on what you will be doing and where you will be going?Henry Rollins:I’ll be doing talking shows. I will be onstage alone, talking about where I have been and what I have seen since I was last on tour. I have been doing shows like these since 1983 and in 2012 I have over 160 shows scheduled. The basic schedule runs like this:January: UK / EuropeFebruary: EuropeMarch: USAApril: New Zealand / AustraliaMay: Australia / South AfricaJune: CanadaJuly: TBAAugust: Europe (Festivals, Edinburgh, etc.)September: USAOctober: USANovember: USADecember: USA / TBAAO:Could you give some insight on your upcoming TV series that will be on the National Geographic channel?HR:It is a three part television show based on th…