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Posted by: Cannibal Lover Jun 21 2009, 04:45 PM

Les Claypool interview from the Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/music/story/1956135.html

Posted by: Brennan Jun 21 2009, 05:42 PM

If he's just writing short stories now.....I should like film one of em!

Posted by: Jason McHugh Jun 29 2009, 08:32 PM

The old Colonel recruited me out to the last three weeks of his tour! So I am now in the lovely Winnipeg on my way to Rothbury and beyond! huh.gif

Posted by: Brennan Jun 29 2009, 08:39 PM

(extends e-thumb) Mind if I hitch a ride? That sounds like the most fun thing in the world.

Posted by: willowrose Jun 30 2009, 02:40 PM

QUOTE(Brennan @ Jun 21 2009, 05:42 PM)
If he's just writing short stories now.....I should like film one of em!
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Like a movie of the week type thing?


QUOTE(Jason McHugh @ Jun 29 2009, 08:32 PM)
The old Colonel recruited me out to the last three weeks of his tour! So I am now in the lovely Winnipeg on my way to Rothbury and beyond!  huh.gif
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Have fun with all the groupie booty. And don't get stuck at the border.

Posted by: Rachelyrach Jun 30 2009, 04:38 PM

oo, you'll be going to knoxville! i'll tell my dad. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Cannibal Lover Jun 30 2009, 06:15 PM

Here's another one, from Uptown Magazine in Winnipeg:
http://www.uptownmag.com/2009-06-25/page4185.aspx
Primus' founder talks about his latest solo album, his fabled Metallica audition and working with some of pop culture's biggest weirdos

and from Fast Forward Weekly in Calgary:
http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/music/music-previews/odd-music-from-a-fungi-3992/
Clown prince of alt-rock embraces film, wine and other curiousities

Posted by: Brennan Jun 30 2009, 10:41 PM

QUOTE(Cannibal Lover @ Jun 30 2009, 09:15 PM)
Here's another one, from Uptown Magazine in Winnipeg:
http://www.uptownmag.com/2009-06-25/page4185.aspx
Primus' founder talks about his latest solo album, his fabled Metallica audition and working with some of pop culture's biggest weirdos
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From this one Claypool says about the SP theme song: "I had a record out at the time called Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel presents Highball with the Devil. I guess they (Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park's creators) were listening to it quite a bit and they contacted me to do the theme song. At the time, Primus just got a new drummer so I said, 'Why not have Primus do it?' We never thought South Park was going to get on TV, let alone become this huge thing."

If no one is familiar with this album. It's gotta be my fav of anything he's done. Super funky fun shit! Highly recommend it!!!

Posted by: Cannibal Lover Jul 2 2009, 02:39 PM

Coverage continues, from Metro Pulse in Knoxville:

http://www.metropulse.com/news/2009/jul/01/les-claypool-resists-his-icon-status/
Les Claypool survives the vicissitudes of Primus’ unlikely success in the 1990s

Posted by: Brennan Jul 2 2009, 05:36 PM

In the last paragraph, he talks about how much easier it is to just go make a record than to just go make a film. Seriously, music is the better art form. You can let creativity fly in an instant, but the filmmaking thing is so fuckin tedious that a lot of the initial creativity in your head is lost in translation. I wish I would have become a musician. I did buy a bass, but it sits untuned in the corner. At least it's another reminder that I suck.

Posted by: Rachelyrach Jul 2 2009, 09:56 PM

i used to love the mp when i went to utk. they have this great feature called http://www.metropulse.com/news/columns/knoxville-culture/secret-history/. when i was in college, though, they were bought by some conglomo and the content started to go down a bit. my dad sent me one a while ago and it was a sad shadow, not just in content but in graphic design as well.
and now that i read the new stuff, secret history is a sad shadow as well. it's all i, i, i... a far cry from the vivid scenes he used to craft of east tennessee life from the 1700s to the bootlegger days.

Posted by: Cannibal Lover Jul 16 2009, 06:49 PM

More if you're interested ...

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20090716-ENTERTAIN-907160301

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