On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 I was lucky enough, with fellow WCBN DJ Brandok, to dial Mark Arm on the telephone and speak with him for half an hour about such topics as interesting opening bands, shitty wines, and penis graffiti. Mudhoney are playing at the Magic Stick in Detroit on Friday, August 30 along with Easy Action and Protomartyr.
Fans of this blog- I know you are legion- already know I enjoy Protomartyr. I didn't want to offend anyone on the air, or turd up the interview by talking a lot, so I held back on this commentary: live, Protomartyr are...not thee most interesting band to see. They kind of look like three kids and their pissed-off dad (on vocals) standing on stage practicing. That is fine with me because not everyone can bring the circus to town.
We asked Mark if he would name some bands that have opened for Mudhoney recently that he liked. Here are some of them:
And here is our delightful conversation with Mark, shaved down a little so it sounds almost like we know what we're doing.
Enjoy this built-in MP3 player because it took me about an hour to get one that worked.
P.S. It might not work in some browsers. Never mind, I don't have time for this shit.
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