John Doe, Devandra Banhart articles
In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever online music magazine
<http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):
Interview about 'freak folk': He wouldn't call it that himself but whatever
label you put on him, his sweet voice and soulful songs have created a stir
in the indie world as few neo-folks ever have. Here he speaks about
influences, his own label, reissues, his fellow travelers, favorite recent
music and assorted hope and dreams.
JOHN DOE INTERVIEW
Ex-X mines the blues: Long after leading one of the guiding lights of the
L.A. punk scene, Doe became an auspicious roots rocker. "Notes for
interviewing Doe: 1) There will be laughter. Don't drink a beverage. 2) If
you make a literary reference, be sure that you actually read the book you
are referring to. He has. 3) Don't go all pretentious and try to discover
the hidden symbolism in his lyrics. It's not that his lyrics aren't
intelligent. It's not even that there isn't some
symbolism there. They are. There is. It's just that he's not the type to
talk about it."
And as always, we're always looking for good writers and/or ideas, so let
us know if you have anything to share.
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- We have a new interview and photos with Peter Case posted online at
http://Buffaloroots.com, as well as the start of a blog Val and I will
be writing; my wordy self will probably dominate the contributions.
- OK, so blogging, work and a slight illness/cold has kept up from the
site, but there is a review of the This Is It! American Red Cross
benefit at http://Buffaloroots.com, and we will have some CD reviews up
in a day or so.