Category Archives: Interviews

Our Date with Rainn Wilson

From SundayPaper.com:

81503211PB013_2008_CineVegaIn his new movie “The Rocker,” Rainn Wilson trades in the khaki pants of his uptight paper salesman Dwight Schrute (from NBC’s hit comedy “The Office”) for leather pants (and sometimes no pants at all). The actor stars as Robert “Fish” Fishman, former drummer for a hair-metal group, who gets another shot at fame with his nephew’s band. We chewed the fat (literally) with Wilson over breakfast last month, just moments after he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, as he flirted with us and discussed Oompa-Loompa erotica.
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Twitter, the Movie: Director Frank Kelly Talks 140

From PasteMagazine.com:

140_twitter_movie_mSocial media phenomenon Twitter has spawned gossip, hilarity, feuding (complete with 140-character-or-less zingers), and above all, an exponential decrease in workplace productivity. Independent filmmaker Frank Kelly, however, is seeking to find meaning in Twitter beyond abbreviated witticisms and one-liner celebrity snubs with his latest documentary, 140. Continue reading

Mark Mallman Talks Guinness Book of World Records, Marathon Shows, Keyboard Riding

From PasteMagazine.com:

Last month, when we reported on Gonzales’ 27-hour record-breaking concert, we didn’t foresee the controversy it would stir up. Apparently, we failed to give proper due to Mark Mallman , a singer-songwriter who allegedly performed a much longer show a few years ago. The “Marathon Two,” as it is known, sounded like the stuff of musical urban legend, clocking in at an ample 52 hours in length.

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Catching Up With Tortoise

After recording and performing for nearly two decades, the members of Tortoise  seem to possess a calm, slow patience not unlike that of the reptile with which they share a name. In a world of buzz bands and supergroups releasing multiple albums a year, these guys prefer to take their time and do it right. And at a rate of eight studio albums over their history of nearly two decades, that’s exactly what they’re doing. After 2004’s tepidly received It’s All Around You, the post-rock pioneers rescinded back into the studio for five years to craft their next album. The result, Beacons of Ancestorship, is the carefully cultivated product of writing, recording and revising, over and over again. The album is an enormously complex amalgam of influences that comprise one of their most unconventional works yet, proving that age-old aphorism which Aesop taught us all long ago: slow and steady melts your face. Continue reading

Getting to Know Damion Suomi

From PasteMagazine.com:

Looking slightly bedraggled after a long drive from a show the night before, Damion Suomi sits down at Corner Pub in Decatur, Ga., lights up a cigarette and orders a beer. “I have a constant stream of beer and coffee and Diet Coke,” he explains with the gravelly voice that epitomizes the gritty, bare feel of his debut album, Self Titled (out now on P is for Panda). Throughout the album, he flies and dives from high to low, fueled by a love for honesty and torrid relationships with women, booze and spirituality.

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