i wish there were more Brian Eno interviews. he's as smart and funny and unique as you think he'd be....here's a good one from last week in the Guardian. a couple highlights...
on acoustic guitars: "If you were sitting down now to design an instrument you would not dream of coming up with something as ridiculous as an acoustic guitar. It's a strange instrument, it's very limited and it doesn't sound good."
on Frank Zappa: "Zappa was important to me because I realised I didn't have to make music like he did"
good stuff! not sure i agree with this though:
"Recorded music equals whale blubber. Eventually, something else will replace it."
In Merge world, Spoon has the #4 album in the country! They played an "in-store" (actually in the parking lot) at one of the nation's finest record stores, Waterloo, to 2,000 people on Monday.
And speaking of Eno, there's a great new Caribou track you can hear which reminds me of Arthur Russell and also a bit of Eno's work with the Talking Heads...check out "Odessa." (new album Swim out in May)