Doing original pieces like this is what gives me great satisfaction: Having a conversation (although you won’t hear me in these videos) with folks who are passionate about the same things I am – then share it with you.
I was honored that Paul agreed to be my first video interviewee. He has always been supportive of my work, no matter how ambitious the ventures have been, and indeed was the first major contributor to my now defunct blogs, The Words Palette and The Sound Palette.
When I’d mapped out the mission of Guitarkadia (back in July when it wasn’t called that) I knew I wanted Paul’s take on the effect of guitar on American culture. More specifically, how had the sound, look, and feel of guitar influenced the latter part of 20th Century American culture. If you’ve browsed through the list of books he’s written, you’d know he’s the person to talk to.
Part Two and Three of this conversation will go up tomorrow and Friday. Be sure to visit and subscribe to Paul’s excellent blog, Infinite Regress.