Q&A with SHANDON SAHM of MEAT PUPPETS

Howdy! It’s has been a while, hasn’t it? It won’t happen again babe, promise. I did come back with a treat however… In 1980, a prolific trio began their reign of cowpunk/alternative music upon this fair country.This band’s music defined a generation that took independent thinking and expression to unknown pleasures. The band I am … Continue reading

Q&A WITH HAUSU

Who rocks the HAUSU? This band does. Hausu captures everything that I want to hear. There is very little written about the band…It’s believed that their transcripts were lost centuries ago. This is my interview with the members of Hausu: 1. What is the story behind Hausu? (Go beyond a band bio) – Santi – … Continue reading

Q&A with Jov NOVOSTI Luke OF NOVOSTI

Do you like super special treats? Because that is what you are in store for in this installment of B.T.L.D.’s Q&A. This is Jov NOVOSTI Luke (Facebook) This is a video for Jov’s solo project, NOVOSTI (myspace) The music video for Junebug was directed by Alexander Jorgensen (check out his Vimeo!) Novosti is a unique … Continue reading

Q&A WITH NICK PRINCIPE OF PORT ST. WILLOW

This is Mr. Nick Principe of Port St. Willow Nick is a solo artist. As most solo artists do, Nick started his own musical project called, Port St. Willow (saint, not street). His music is a lot like candy from the beloved candy makers, See’s candies, where you are overwhelmed with clusters of bodily sensations. … Continue reading

Q&A with ADAM (WEINLAND) Shearer of WEINLAND

THIS IS ADAM SHEARER… ADAM SHEARER (The Beardless Sessions) …Adam is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the band WEINLAND… Like Superman, Adam plummeted to Earth pure and true. Mr. Shearer is like a ginger ‘Man of Steel.’ His mission: to connect with passionate individuals who are mutually interested in sharing thoughts. As you … Continue reading

Andrew McKeag (AMcK) of The Presidents of The United States of America

I had the pleasure of talking to a legendary Seattleite. His name is Andrew McKeag. He plays guitar, bass, guitbass, and vocal chords. Andrew is also the Public Programs Producer for the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Mr. McKeag has played in several bands since 1990, including (total bands=14ish): -Liquid Sunshine -Uncle Joe’s Big Ol’ … Continue reading

Rich Holtzman (RH) of The Artists Organization

When I first started writing this blog, I wanted to share perspectives and stories concerning Portland’s music. Beyond these parameters, I also wanted to talk about the music industry, so that hopefully one of my readers could pull some inspiration from a business discussion (business inspiration pieces will be coming soon). Today, I have the … Continue reading

JAKE Pavlak (JP) OF YELTSIN

This is my interview with Mr. Jake Pavlak (guitarist & lead singer) of Yeltsin. He is a rad dude from Eugene, OR. During this two part interview, Pavlak and I unveil the mysterious origins behind Yeltsin. Bare with me on the sound levels, but most importantly, dig on the stories and content. You can find … Continue reading

Update with Nathan Jurgensen (NJ) of Amos Val

Nate and I just finished an expedition of questionnaires concerning Amos Val’s **New Album** entitled, Amos Val. The album has 6 tracks (hard copy includes a little something extra (raised eyebrow)). The tangible version of the album can be found on their *Myspace*. The packaging is very much in the vein of Amos Val and … Continue reading

JAMES MCGAHA (JM) OF LITTLE YOSEMITE

I am changing format. My Q&A’s will be recorded from now on. You will be able to find these recordings at my bandcamp page. This is my conversation with James. It is deep. It is real. It is… You can stay in touch with James/find out more at his tumbler! You can also download his … Continue reading

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