I was going to post an interview with Mr. Jonathan Toubin but I found the exercise too confusing and the mixture of personal and professional questions not fit for public consumption. I called the interview exercise a “slow interview.” I sent him an email with one question and he responded and so on.
One effect I wanted out of this exercise was to demonstrate the lifestyle differences between the interviewer and the interviewee. In this case, the interviewer is leading a much duller life than the interviewee (isn’t that generally the case?). This was successful –with me emails being sent out between the hours of 8 AM and 9 PM and the interviewee’s emails coming in the wee small hours.
The deal is that Mr. JT has gone from spinning records in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, to flying around the world spinning records. Some times he’s got a whole entourage, including go-go dancers and bands (saw one with Health on the bill).
We spent a good part of the Summer in NYC while Tricia was pregnant; tried to hook up with Mr. JT several times but our schedules were never in sync. A couple of weeks ago, Mr. JT brought his happening to Chicago in a collaboration with local psych aficionado Plastic Crimewave. Unfortunately I was in Houston at the time.
So really this attempt at an interview was to find out just what the fuck is up with MR. JT and what the hell is this NYC phenomenon they call Parties? Mr. JT calls himself “a Dance Party DJ for the emerging Rock and Roll underground and not club shit.”
I am helplessly behind the times.