Welcome to episode 74 of Save It For The Breakdown!
For the past couple of year Graham has been kind of enough to give Gjared and I backstage access to do interview during Fun Fun Fun and Sound on Sound Fest. When I around in the backstage area, I usually try to find punk/hardcore bands or artists to speak with. This time around I had to make an exception. I had to interview one of my favorite hip-hop artists, Aesop Rock. I saw Aesop Rock wondering around, and I casually said hello and started a conversation with him. I was a little apprehensive about asking for an interview. I didn’t want to bother or annoy him. Gjared insisted, and Aesop was all in.
Thank you Aesop Rock for sitting down to talk with us. Thank you Graham for allowing us in the artists areas of the fest. And thank you Balaram Shakti Das for always sticking your neck out and never accepting no for an answer.
I’d like to apologize for the audio quality on this one. There was some band playing nearby and doing some crazy bass heavy stuff that distorted some of the conversation towards the end. At the time I couldn’t figure out what to do to compensate for it, and looking back the only thing that we could have possible done was move to another location, but there was no moving away from the bass since we were pretty much backstage.
Thank you for listening. Enjoy the show.