Hey all, it's been near a month since I've posted anything on here. I knew this was going to happen! I've been locked in my room- editing like crazy, going through 55+ hours of footage, writing scripts, makin' phone calls, traveling all over the place. Seriously if anyone in the Amherst area is looking for a secretary job that pays in "thanks yous" and indebtedness, do inquire.
As much as this past month has been busy its also been ridiculously exciting. This past weekend I interviewed Patti Smith guitarist and Nuggets curator Lenny Kaye!
He gave a great interview and told the story of how he and Patti met in a record store.
The next day we went down a few blocks in NYC to interview Danny Fields.
Danny worked for Atlantic, DJ-ed at WFMU, worked at Elektra signing the Stooges, MC5, and Nico, managed the Ramones, Steve Forbert, and the Modern Lovers. He also worked for Sire. I'm forgetting a lot- he's a legend. Danny had funny stories and provided a great narrative about the music industry and bands like the Stooges, Ramones, Nico, and Velvet Underground.
ALSO! I will soon be apart of a podcast about closing independent record stores on Issue Oriented. I'll keep ya posted when its posted!
Hopefully there will be some new footage up in the next coming weeks...