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.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A couple of interviews

The Quietus has posted a really long, really detailed interview with Mr. Stephin Merritt here.  In it, they discuss Mr. Merritt's propensities as a songwriter, his adoration for silent film, and several other topics.  Most excitingly, however, they discuss the status of the next Magnetic Fields record, for which Mr. Merritt admits he is doing a ton of solo recording.

Also, Ms. Gail O'Hara has written a piece about the influence of Serge Gainsbourg for Salon.com here.  Mr. Merritt is briefly quoted in the piece about his favorite Gainsbourg duet, "Comic Strip," a doozy of a song if ever there was one.  Listen to it here.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't logged in to check this out but it looks cool:
    Someone posted a playlist of Stephin Merritt's picks for Songs of the Century.