A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

So many interviews!

Wow.  Lots to report today.  Encore Magazine interviews Kerthy Fix about her film and her relationship to Stephin's music here.

Stephin Merritt has also become quite an available pundit with the release of Ms. Fix's film, and is interviewed by Zachary Block here.  IFC interviews him here, and deconstructs several aspects of the film with Mr. Merritt, which offers probably more insight into his real opinion on the film than has been offered previously.  So bully for that.

By far the best interview, though, and maybe amongst my favorite interviews with Mr. Merritt ever, is done by The Vulture.  Mr. Merritt appears to be in rare chatty form and pontificates about his disdain for giggling and children (and presumably giggling children), graphic novels, and his dream to design an amusement park.  My personal favorite part, however, is when he discusses at length his appreciation for Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, an album that has long been a favorite of mine.  Many moons ago, Stephin Merritt was slated to write a book about Tusk for Continuum's 33 1/3 series of books, and his few sentences about it in this interview make me pine for the days when that was a logistic possibility.  Anyhow, much kudos to Lizzy Goodman for a wonderful interview.

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields opens today at Film Forum in New York City.  The band will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.  Tickets are long sold out, but worry not, gentle readers!  The band will reappear on Friday October 29th for another Q&A.  Tickets for that event can be found here

And don't forget All Our Friends Are in New York, the Stephin Merritt exhibit (featuring a DJ set by the one and only) which happens tomorrow at Other Music in New York City.  Extensive information can be found here.

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