In 2006, my friend Alanna Gabin and skateboard legend Mark Gonzalez invited me to contribute to issue #17 of The Journal, for which Mark was the guest editor. I gave them some words and photos from my first big US tour. Here's an excerpt.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The first interview I ever conducted. Rockpile Magazine, Spring 2001. I met the band in front of CBGB and escorted them to The Hat on Ludlow Street where we all got bombed on those famous frozen margaritas as the tape recorder rolled. During the interview my ex-girlfriend walked in, on a date with her new man. The guitarist of this band later joined Nine Inch Nails.
The second interview I ever conducted. Spring 2001. We did this one by phone. It was one of the first calls made on my very first cell phone (a Motorola StarTAC). I was moving to a new apartment in Brooklyn that day and I made the call while taking a break amidst boxes in the lobby of the new building.
Vice Magazine, 2002. Vice invited me to review whatever records I wanted so I took it as an opportunity to give tens to all my favorite bands of the day. After a conventional review or two, I switched to writing poems but the tens remained constant.