J. Mascis interviews are generally really awkward. At first, I hated them, but then I oddly became fascinated with them. Interviews slightly remind of Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Fern interviews. If you don’t know what I’m talking about.. check it out. Mascis is very monotone. Very short answers, and acts very bored, annoyed – but I believe that is just the way he is. A guy with little words.
With all that said, Mascis is one of those great alt-guitar heroes for sure. Dinosaur Jr. is a fantastic band and has been amazing from the beginning. Mascis also has a very distinct style of playing that can be recognized immediately that goes beyond his Jazzmasters and *stacks* of Marshall amps.
This morning, I discovered something new.. and I’m a new fan for sure. Little Punk People / Party Smasher is a YouTube channel featuring Elliot (who is probably 11 or 12) who gets to interview some great musicians. So when I saw this *kid* have a chance to interview J. Mascis.. well, that’s something I had to see.. and it was pretty great.
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