Wednesday, December 5, 2012

great non-becos interviews

what it is: great non-becos interviews
where i found it: mr. dubin of new jersey

Mr. Dubin of New Jersey recently turned me on to this guy Nardwuar the Human Serviette (which is supposedly his legal name) because of his extremely extensive knowledge of rap esoterica, even more notable because he is a dorky semi-obnoxious-voiced eccentric Canadian white guy. His specialty seems to be knocking the socks off of big time rap stars with his research skills. This one with Waka Flocka Flame and his brother is an excellent example as is this video interview with Riff Raff (though it's not quite safe for work).

He's also a punk fan. Browsing his show I listened to this interview with Ian Mackaye, which is a great one even if you don't care in the least about the history of punk. There's a lot of interesting aspects to it - a long talk about go go music, banter between two guys with extensive knowledge of Jimi Hendrix bootlegs, a heated/escalated argument regarding Nardwaur getting his feelings hurt by Ian at a hockey rink 20 years ago, Nardwuar trying to give MacKaye gifts he doesn't really want, etc. There seems to be a lot of strange things about this guy and a bunch of clips of him floating around (for example him giving soap made out of bacon to one of the guys in Odd Future), so if you can tolerate his voice he's worth spending a little time with. Ice Cube thinks so. Here's the radio archive.