[BadPanda075] James Irwin – Blue Dust
His solo album will be out on 1st May and will be titled Blue Dust of music he has written over the last several years and recorded this winter in the Pines, in the Pines, in Montreal with help from Patrick Gregoire and many friends.
Preview some new tracks played live at wonderful A Story Told Well and watch the video and download, love and share the first single from the album, Blue Dust.
Where do you live actually?
What is the last thing you ate?
A bran muffin with butter at a coffee shop
Your addiction ?
Coffee in the morning, coffee in the afternoon.
What do you collect?
Writing. I write down most thoughts and things that happen.
What is your favorite word?
You slavers will know what it’s like to be a slave,
a slave to your heart, a slave to your heads
a slave to your souls, a slave to your prayers.
You won’t go to heaven, you won’t go to hell,
you’ll remain in your graves with the stench and the smell.
It’s a verse in the song Dambala by Exuma.
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Power of Myth. It’s one big long interview with Joseph Campbell
Which song do you listen when you wake up?
Everything is Free by Gillian Welch
A song you wish you wrote yourself?
Meet Me At the Dawn by Cass McCombs
The song to be played at your funeral?
I Dream a Highway by Gillian Welch
A song for relaxing on a beach?
Georgia On My Mind or Dock of the Bay
What do you think about music industry and filesharing/internet as a promotion tool?
I think it is becoming a viable way to promote music and for companies and their big artists to make serious money, and for small artists to make small money like they always have. Right now it’s a viable way to give everything away and to get whatever you want, which is ok too. I wish I was clean of equating music with money but I’m not. Either way moneymakers will sort out how to make money but the music making part remains separate. There’s no reason to feel precious or protective about how the industry part changes.
What do you think about Creative Commons?
Not much, but I’ve just learned a little. That’s precisely what’s fancy about the Internet. On a basic level I don’t value the collection of information so much. It devalues what you can learn by going outside to look at a worm or put your foot in a swamp. But that’s purist I guess. As far as Internet endeavors go, this, and I’d include Bad Panda, seem like very smart, goodhearted people making positive steps, and they’re reaching out to help me!
Casa del Popolo in Montreal
Pat Jordache, any show recently, or Tuneyards, any show around the release of her album when she was turning into a wizard with magic powers. Each of them manages a very difficult thing in Montreal – to confront an audience of your very critical friends like people who need to be inspired and challenged and moved. Sometimes we forget to also love music around here it seems.
Favourite place on earth?
Old Woman Bay on Lake Superior
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?
In Laos with a motorcycle