Posts Categorized: Interviews

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The Open Solitudes of a Plural Self: Joseph O’Neal on Painting
Erik Noonan

Quite apart from the circumstantial affiliations that normally obtain among contemporaries, and quite apart from the facile optical resemblances that one can discern among artworks across distances in time, looking at a painter’s canvases has a way of making demands of the viewer that amount to a responsibility, a set of obligations, a contract, neither… Read more »

You Can Win: An Interview with Díre McCain
Edward S. Robinson

Díre McCain is a survivor. Editor in Chief at the internationally-renowned Paraphilia Magazine, which has, since its inception in 2009, built a reputation for writing and art of outstanding quality while existing far beyond the realms of the mainstream, she’s liked and respected in many underground circles. While she’s contributed writing to a number of… Read more »

William S. Burroughs: Interview
Allen Ginsberg

A Sensitive Skin web exclusive! Allen Ginsberg interviews William S. Burroughs in Lawrence, Kansas in 1992. With photographs by Ruby Ray, from the original REsearch magazine sessions, and drawings by David West. With an intro by B. Kold.

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Wall Street – Charles Gatewood Photographs
Charles Gatewood

In early 1972, I spent a week with William Burroughs in London, photographing a cover story for Rolling Stone. Burroughs’ radical ideas about power, control, and money touched me deeply. When I returned to New York, I began photographing the financial district in a whole new style. I’d never taken photographs like this before–but I… Read more »

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Fred Frith – An Interview
Fred Frith & The Editors

Three Sensitive Skin editors had a chat with legendary musician and composer Fred Frith. We asked him some good questions, and some (or so he apparently thought) pedantic ones. But that’s how we roll. Fred’s answers were always interesting…

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The United States of Hoodoo
Darius James & Ghazi Barakat

Ghazi Barakat discusses “The United States of Hoodoo” with long-time friend Darius James, who stars in the documentary film. They cover everything from Sammy Davis and the Church of Satan to the murder of Robert Johnson to Maya Deren and Eartha Kitt.

New Monsters

The New Monsters are a Bay Area combo lead by bassist Steve Horowitz (The Code International) and tenor sax “monster” Dan Plonsey (of Daniel Popsicle, and composer of Leave Me Alone, an opera with libretto by Harvey Pekar). Dan and Steve go back many years as both friends and collaborators; they toured together in 1999… Read more »

Philip Quinn — Outrageous But Beautiful

Whenever anyone asks me who my top transgressive Canadian writers happen to be, Philip Quinn is always at the top of that list. Hamilton-born, Quinn’s writing takes the familiar and makes it strange; then takes the strange and makes it quotidian. He is one of those few Canadian writers whose works are consistently transgressive and… Read more »

meeting joey ramone, 31 march 1977
Emily XYZ

I left upstate New York at 18 still thinking Robin Trower and the Marshall Tucker Band were music.  Until fall 1976, when I came across Punk magazine #3 (the Joey Ramone cover) in Boston.  It was like some message inside me suddenly got decoded: Oh—I get it! When my first-ever job in NYC went south… Read more »

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Interview with Steve Horowitz
The Editors

The brilliantly eclectic (eclectically brilliant?) composer/musician Steve Horowitz spoke with KPFA (94.1 FM Berkeley) host Derk Richardson on September 9, 2010 and shared examples of the “odd but highly accessible sounds” he has created over the past 15 years for experimental jazz ensembles, chamber groups, film, video games, and more. He also previewed the John… Read more »