April 21st, 2007
As I promised yesterday, here’s my interview with Megan Hickey of The Last Town Chorus.
I caught her in the middle of Indiana as she and the band were traversing the state on their way here to Madison for tonight’s show. Ms. Hickey was exceptionally friendly and down-to-earth. For all you Porcupine Tree fans out there – she reminded me a lot of Steve Wilson when she spoke about constructing the album and viewing it as a whole that deserves to be heard from beginning to end instead of something you from which you download a track or two. Also like Wilson, Ms. Hickey prefers to have as much input into and control over her work, including how it’s presented via webpages, etc. I’m not cut from the same cloth as the Jim Ladd’s of the world but I gave it my best shot. I tried to get some basic info as well as ask some dorkier questions of a type that I wish real music journos would ask artists.
My Radio Shack equipment did not produce a file of the highest fidelity so you’ll need to crank up the volume a bit. And my ability with noise reduction is minimal at best, so treat me with kid gloves.
Here’s a video from their performance last night (20 April). It’s a cover of David Bowie’s “Modern Love” which is garnering exposure for the band and was featured on the television show Grey’s Anatomy.