Archive for Jon Brion

Old 97’s Frontman Rhett Miller On Getting Married, His Literary Ambitions, ‘Total Anarchy’ With Jon Brion

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , , , on 10/12/2010 by kurtorzeck

With the Old 97’s unveiling their eighth album this week – The Grande Theatre, Volume One, which will be followed up with part two next year – here’s a look back at a nine-year-old interview with frontman Rhett Miller. I spoke with him on August 26, 2002, shortly after he married model Erica Ihan; he very much had the wedding on the brain. He revealed how collaborator Robyn Hitchcock was partially responsible for the marriage, what it was like to record with him and Jon Brion, why his planned session with Ryan Adams fell through (booze was to blame), and why writers are usually more genuine than musicians. Continue reading

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Pete Yorn On Musicforthemorningafter: ‘It’s Too Clean’

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/07/2010 by kurtorzeck

Night owls can expect to see Pete Yorn performing on Jimmy Fallon’s show tonight in support of the self-titled album he squeezed out last week. Seems like an opportune time to roll out this vintage, never-before-online interview I conducted with him on March 9, 2003. Continue reading