Welcome to issue #74!
I know I keep promising the touring musician series is going to start & one day it will for sure, but this time out I got tied up with the backstock of interviews that were trickling in when I was working on the Fathers interview book (now available as an ebook through Silber (or Amazon) or a hardcover book through Lulu). Anyway, a ton of interviews this time out.
Featured Band Interview:
Bass Player Interviews:
Tony Zanella of True Love Always, +/-, GD Airlock, & War Tempest
Channing Azure of Alpha Cop
Eric Baldoni of Colt Vista & Audios Amigos
Jeanne Kennedy Crosby of Miss Massive Snowflake
Derek M. Poteat of Death Mission to Space
Campbell Kneale of Birchville Cat Motel
Antony Milton of PseudoArcana
Nevada Hill of Bludded Head
Malcolm Brickhouse of Unlocking the Truth
Chvad SB of Things Outside the Skin
Scott Endres of Make & The Pod
Label Owner Interviews:
Richard Gordon of Russian Winter Records
Bertrand Blanchard of Hello.L.A.
Sietse van Erve of Moving Furniture
Jerome Moncada of Basses Frequences
Caethua of Saxwand Records
Comic Creator Interviews:
Richard Van Ingram creator of Loser Comix
Tyler Sowles creator of The Numbered & Durontus
JB Sapienza creator of My Name is Jonah
Troy Vevasis creator of Tales of Trolik
Victor Couwenbergh creator of Zik the Gallant Defender of Zoz
Terry Hooper creator of Black Tower Adventure
Travis Hymel creator of Boogey Brigade
Robert Hendricks creator of Stranger Two Stranger
Dirk Manning creator of Tales of Mr. Rhee & Nightmare World
The big news for me this issue is that I’ve decided to start getting some of the interviews co-published on other websites to help spread the word about the artists I interview. So far the following folks have agreed to partner with QRD: Echoes And Dust, Squid’s Ear, Dagger, & Aural Innovations. Still looking for some folks to partner with on the comic front. This is really my first attempt to do anything to push QRD to new readers (aside from creating content) in years, so I’m pretty excited by the prospect of maybe getting QRD to a point where I can get a few higher profile interviews & maybe get the interest to make doing all this work finally make sense. I probably should’ve done this back in 1998 when QRD first went online, but I’m a slow learner.
The cover of this issue is a reflection of my camera in an old lamp I got at a thrift store & the quote comes from the Russian Winter interview.
Joined two new social networks this month. Instagram (then the next day I dropped my phone & broke the camera so I can't post anything there anymore) & This Is My Jam (which is kinda like Instagram with only songs). I like them because I feel like (at least so far) I am not using them as promotional tools, but just places to look at once a week & have some fun.
Thanks for your interest & support. It means a lot to me.
Brian John Mitchell