Articles, Burger Records, Garage Rock, Ghosts, Interviews, L.A. Record, Performers, Personal Shit, Politics, Religion, Satan, Satan's Favorite Bands, Songwriters

Jessie Jones interview up on L.A. RECORD

This was a fun one: an interview with my old pal, Jessie Jones, who I first met seemingly yesterday when she was a teenager, a member of Feeding People, and now have to stand back and admire as a full-grown solo artist! Truth be told, the interview we did at Sage to prepare for this […]

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Articles, Bands, Christmas, L.A. Record

Kim Fowley Story #1

I took the Cherie Currie album and walked right out the door, right up to Kim Fowley, and I pushed it in his face, interrupting his conversation, and I said, point blank, “Did YOU rape her?”

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Articles, Books, Literature, Movies, Personal Shit, Sex

50 Shades of Grey helps me understand why I never trusted the movie adaptation of Secretary

If in Orwell’s 1984, the future is “a boot stamping on a human face—for ever,” our present is one in which our bosses make us lick their boots, and then trick us into thinking a few dirty coins make this not a misery, but a privilege. We shouldn’t be using James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhall to make it look, even in a minor way, like that’s something that can be reworked into a positive.

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Articles, Blogs, Film, Tulsa

Festival International du Film D’Amiens

If the film loving community of Tulsa could bring some of this energy back home, foment it, and keep it, perhaps someday we might not need to go abroad to appreciate our own film history or to champion it from out of state.

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Articles, Interviews, L.A. Record

My Shuggie Otis interview is up at L.A. RECORD

Go read it. Thanks and thanks and thanks again to Brother Bobby Bones, who first introduced me to Shuggie’s music. -D. M. Collins 

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Articles, Bands, Garage Rock, Interviews, L.A. Record, Los Angeles

my very, very long interview with Jimmy Espinoza of Thee Midnighters is up at L.A. RECORD.

Read it here. -D. M.  Collins

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Articles, Bands, L.A. Record

YACHT interview over at L.A. RECORD

This interview with YACHT was published on the website months ago now at this point. But it just came out in the street edition of L.A. RECORD, and so it’s as good a time as any to blog about it here. It was a lovely interview of a fun, very smart band. By the way, […]

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Articles, Celebrities, Comedy, Interviews, L.A. Record, Songwriters, Television

interview with Tim Heidecker (of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!)

Somehow I was pulled into interviewing Tim Heidecker at the last minute for L.A. RECORD. I’m not saying I was unprepared, but I had only about 24 hours to get this together. He and I didn’t have my famous chemistry, and he had no interest in talking about the sexual inappropriateness of David Liebe Hart, […]

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Articles, Bands, L.A. Record, Metal, Punk

my Turbonegro interview is up on L.A. RECORD

If you ever wondered what my interviews look like without my fascistic editing process, read this.

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Articles, Love Advice

I Somehow Fit Nazism and Skinny Dipping Into a Dating Article About Hiking

I wrote one of my personal favorite dating articles for Jazzed this week, and published it today–and it’s about cool hiking spots in L.A.!

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Album Reviews, Articles, L.A. Record

Review of White Fence: Family Perfume, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Tim Presley puts out SOOOO much work! By the time I’m finished spinning one album, he’s recorded three more! For the most recent issue of L.A. RECORD, I put out an essay piece on Family Perfume, Vol.1 and Vol. 2. … these revelations, like his poetry, are buried knee-deep under his beloved layers of sonic […]

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