Best known for his work in bands like the Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up, Ian Svenonius has taken his academic-minded persona to television with a show called Soft Focus. On it, Svenonius interviews fellow musicians like Will Oldham and Ian MacKaye. Topics range from vaguely serious discussions of music and culture to talks of dolphin ejaculate and FBI files. It's priceless. Part 1 of his talk with Will Oldham is here:
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ALSO: Stay tuned for a piece on Ian Svenonius' upcoming DJ gig with Calvin Johnson in the March 8th issue.