Jim Knipfel is the author of Slackjaw and The Buzzing, among other books. His weekly column may be found at http://www.electronpress.com.
“Movies are All People Know” An Interview With Ken JacobsBy Jim Knipfel
“Someone told me a while ago that I was a crank,” Ken Jacobs wrote. “It seemed a deft summation. I am disappointed, not with my personal situation —I’ve been very fortunate—but with the obscenity, that is the state of the world.
How I Got Here, I Can't RecallBy Jim Knipfel
The sixties crowd is always trying to monopolize how good the music was, says Leif Solem. Its just not the case. Theres a lot of shit going on all the time. It doesnt stop.
Eyeballing the Future: The Residents Turn Thirty-Five, We ThinkBy Jim Knipfel
The Residents dont do things like normal people. Normal people wouldnt, say, form a band in order to remain anonymous, make a fourteen-hour movie about one-armed midgets, or stage a live show intentionally designed to upset and baffle the audience. Its not that theyre trying to be weirdthats just the way they are.
Addicted to Sound: An Interview with Michael GiraBy Jim Knipfel
Michael Gira sat across the table at a quiet Brooklyn bar on a rainy Wednesday night. The conversation had settled on a mutual hero, Werner Herzog.