Jim Knipfel is the author of Slackjaw and The Buzzing, among other books. His weekly column may be found at http://www.electronpress.com.
FEB 2007 | Music
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.
SEPT 2006 | Express
“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.
JUN 2007 | Music
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.
DEC 06-JAN 07 | Music
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.