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    jeremiah
    jeremiah
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    Video interview
    http://jmascis.com/2010/08/j-interview-on-vbs-tv/

    “As a founding member of Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has been one of our favorite Fender-wielding frontguys for the better part of a quarter century. Even during that band’s intermittent sabbaticals of the late 90s and early aughts, he kept at it, pulling together durable outfits such as Witch and J Mascis and the Fog and also kicking around with Mike Watt and helping to get the Stooges back together. In this special interview conducted in the United Kingdom, J opens up to Ian about the secrets of songwriting, an east-coast punk upbringing, and his near total disregard for the bass guitar.”

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    empire3
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    most awkward first date ever!? :D

    Great to see J interviewed in this way (but could have been amazing) …….

    Can we do a poll of questions and get J to answer them on here……." I don’t think so"….
    But it would make my year!!!
    Plus can anyone really tell me they learnt anything new from that apart from Butlins(for non-UK peeps) is shit and J’s ringtone?

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    King Tubby
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    Man, that interviewer is King Douche.

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    goodguytoo
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    J may not hear Bass, but I sure do, cause Dino without Lou on Bass isn’t near as good.

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    Annastefka
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    J Mascis and Marshall Mcluhan in the same interview…I couldn’t believe it!
    I must agree however…the interviewer is so strange, he brings up Mcluhan and says something about TV being interactive.
    Interactive? WTF…you bring up Marshall Mcluhan you should at least finish the idea.

    Mckenna on Mcluhan…(about 4 minutes or so)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4Yprjm-fI 1I4Yprjm-fI

    [img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/664378096_7f5f00e856.jpg[/img]

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    Hybridge
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    "Annastefka" wrote:
    J Mascis and Marshall Mcluhan in the same interview…I couldn’t believe it!
    I must agree however…the interviewer is so strange, he brings up Mcluhan and says something about TV being interactive.
    Interactive? WTF…you bring up Marshall Mcluhan you should at least finish the idea.

    He doesn’t finish the idea because he doesn’t understand the idea; he’s just namedropping.

    The interviewer (Ian?) is pretty negative and uninteresting. J responds to him in such a polite way you almost don’t notice how hostile the interviewer is (ragging on J’s childhood musical tastes, talking about J’s house burning down, etc).

    I like his "interview" with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon better because they verbally dismantle him and finally render him unable to ask any more lamer questions. Then he hugs them.

    http://www.vbs.tv/watch/soft-focus-at-atp-uk/kim-gordon-and-thurston-moore”>http://www.vbs.tv/watch/soft-focus-at-a … ston-moore

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    turboviet
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    Come on guys he’s ian svenonius!!!!
    His questions are great but maybe you still want to know what J is thinking about Kurt Cobain and why he doesn’t like to be interviewed …..
    Ian is the Rock & Rolll!
    Listen to the Make Up if you don’t trust me … this guy was on DISCHORD!!!!!! :D

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    Hybridge
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    Yeah, man, bitter hasbeens are the best interviewers!

    I can’t decide which is more rocknroll and adorable, the way Ian gently, absentmindedly fingers his nostrils and then immediately touches the interviewee (‘very filthy, very strong’–Burroughs), the insinuating murmurings with averted eyes, the way he calls Sonic Youth a feminist band and then proceeds to ignore Kim Gordon for the entire interview, the desperate namedropping and referencing of mutual acquaintances, the accusatory croakings about reformed bands as nostalgia acts….it’s just hard to choose which verbal tic is most compelling.

    Bring on Nardwuar. :)

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