Thursday, 2 October 2008

'Music Lives On The Internet' - Interview #9

Today I have another 'Music Lives On The Internet' interview, our ninth in the series so far. If you're a music blogger, you probably already know about this blog, it's called You Ain't No Picasso and is run by a guy called Matt in Kentucky in the US of A.

Name (or pseudonym for the shy):
Matt Jordan

Blog Name: You Ain't No Picasso

What is your blog/website about?
Music. Mostly what gets called "indie", but really just anything that gets me interested.

What started you blogging?
Lots of free time when I started college. I was just starting to dive into music heavily and needed a place to talk about it. I started YANP as a way to share new discoveries with my friends. I never really intended for people outside of my social circle to read it, but it worked out well.

First record you bought?
First vinyl record was Ted Leo's 'Shake the Sheets'. I was at his show and wanted something for him to sign. Later I bought a record player and found out that it had a better use than just eye candy.

First album I bought was... probably... Smashing Pumpkins' 'Siamese Dream'. I didn't get started on contemporary music until I was like 16 or so. The first bands to grab me were the Pumpkins, Green Day and Weezer.

Last piece of music that got your heart racing?
Okkervil River's 'The Stand-Ins'
These United States' Crimes

Last gig that made you say "Wow"?
Probably White Denim or TV on the Radio at Monolith. Locally it was These United States

Where do you find out about new music?
Pretty much everything I do relates to music. I work in a record store, occasionally book shows in Lexington, help out at the college radio station and run this blog. Most of it comes from friends' recommendations.

What would you like to see more of in the music world?
Covers and happiness.

Favourite music venue?
That's a tough one. Red Rocks was amazing. The Mohawk in Austin is great. Can't really pick on that one.

Favourite music store?
Why, CD Central in Lexington, Kentucky, of course! Seriously, though -- Other Music was sweet.

Which blogs do you read?
All the Hot Freaks blogs, naturally. (Gorilla vs Bear, MOKB, Aquarium Drunkard, Chromewaves) Skatterbrain, Muzzle of Bees, Brooklyn Vegan are others.

What songs would you include on the soundtrack to your life?
Talking Heads - Found a Job
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream

In 10 years time music will be....
Almost completely divided between audiophile nerds and ringtone teenyboppers.

If you could have 3 musicians over to your place, they would be...

Of the ones I've met...
Robert Schneider of the Apples in Stereo
Tim Delaughter of the Polyphonic Spree
Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips
Of all the ones I've never met...
David Bowie
Paul McCartney
Jack White

I'm pretty sure Matt is a busy man so a huge thank you to him for taking part in this interview series. Matt this video is for you. Cheers!

These United States - 'Get Yourself Home' (from the album 'Crimes')

Be sure to check out You Ain't No Picasso

If you're interested in reading some or all (that's a lot of reading so good luck!) of the interviews carried out so far in the 'Music Lives On The Internet' series, here are the links:

Interview #8 - Consequence of Sound
Interview #7 - Nine Bullets
Interview #6 - The OCMD
Interview #5 - Lonesome Music
Interview #4 - Count Me Out
Interview #3 - The Middle Distance Runner
Interview #2 - Blend Apparel
Interview #1 - Stress Management

If you write a music blog or contribute to the world of music in some way or form and fancy taking part in an interview, drop me an email with your details at tlsreview@ gmail dot com.

I'll be back with more interviews very soon.

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