Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Project, Old Interview

Don't you ever get the feeling you're the biggest procrastinator on the planet and that you're just wasting your life away staring at the ceiling? Do you ever feel like you're not being productive enough? That you're far from being totally on top of things? That you're a blogging failure? Well, if this strikes a chord, you'll be happy with this Jamey Huggins interview. I know you've all been waiting to hear more James Husband news but beware, this isn't about his next album, or tour, or anything even remotely up-to-date. Thrillermag.com managed to post a two year-and-a-half-old interview. Yes. We're talking September/October 2008 here. And as it this wasn't enough to totally discredit them, they call Skeletal Lamping "a tedious affair made up of short snippets of songs." Seriously. So why did they choose to finally post this? I've no idea, but it's always nice to read Jamey talk, even if it's Jamey from 2008. What is this guy up to right now, my guess is as good as yours.

But let's focus on the future (or is it the present?) : something's cooking and it's Viper Fragment. Kevin Barnes gave Norwegian blog Musikknyheter the scoop, he is working on a side-project in which he won't be the lead singer or frontman, but the songwriter only (or maybe there's more to it but google translate won't tell us). You would have expected this interview to focus mainly on Kevin's time in Norway, but there isn't one single question about it. Apparently the interviewer didn't know about it (see TBP's twitter page), which is a shame, but I'll take the news of a new project over nostalgic musings any day. -- SEE THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW THIS POST FOR THE INTERVIEWER'S INPUT, the guy who tweeted me apparently wasn't the interviewer, which proves that it's hard to make perfect sense in 140 characters. -- Though nostalgic isn't the word I'd use (hell, why am I using it, then?!), but you know what I mean. Or maybe you don't. It doesn't matter, just take a look at the interview in Norwegian, and google translate it into the language of your choice. Thanks Seventy72two, who made the English version available there. You can also read a review of of Montreal's performance in Bergen there.


  1. Hi, I'm the interviewer!

    I of course know about Kevin's time in Norway. I'm a long time oM fan and a Norwegian, so I do pick up all the Norway references. :)

    For my interview, I wanted to avoid the clicheed "Kevin Barnes, the American indie rocker who once lived in Norway!" approach that Norwegian press have repeated over and over again for too many years now.

  2. Thanks a lot for your comment.
    I should have guessed that there would have been tons of articles documenting this aspect of oM's work, but to be honest, yours is the very first Norwegian interview that ever found its way to me. Anyway, I see where you're coming from now.
    And like I said, new project trumps 6 months spent in Norway any time. :)

  3. Actually I'm the same person who tweeted you ;) I think we misunderstood each other - it's hard to make sense with 140 characters, yeah!

    You were making a comment about how the interviewer should have pointed out to Kevin that he'd been misspelling the name of a street in Oslo. I was trying to reply to you that although I pass that street all the time, I had never noticed that it's spelled in a kind of unusual way in the Hissing Fauna song title!