Thursday, June 30, 2016

June playlist

(with links to music videos on YouTube):

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Steven Wilson interviews

Since November 2015, I've been conducting a number of lengthy interviews with Steven Wilson. Frankly, it's been an honor to spend so much time talking to one of my all-time favorite artists—not just a sweet guy but also a very thoughtful and eloquent interviewee.

I've delved into various aspects of the brilliant songwriter and producer's craft, including retroactive appraisals of his solo work and album projects such as Porcupine Tree, No-Man, and Bass Communion. I also interviewed two of his collaborators, bassist Nick Beggs and animation director Jess Cope.

You can read the latest piece about what prompted Steven to release his solo catalog to streaming services such as Spotify over at PopMatters. (Here's a tease: It was the death of Prince.)

And here, below, is a compilation of links to the recent interviews:

(I've interviewed Steven and many of his musical partners numerous times over the years and you can find links to earlier interviews in the right-hand column of this website.)