Blue Turns to Pink: an interview with Bob Mould

What do you do when you interview your punk hero of 20 years for the first time? You ask all the dumb questions you've stored up. Like, "Was 'The Biggest Lie' about somebody going back in the closet?" I actually did better than that, but given the (um) thematic emphasis of my Bob Mould portrait in today's City Pages, I'm still self-conscious about it. Funny that my only other musical option tonight (after Jenny and I make a CD at Sam Goody) is catching Faggot play a show at Big V's for the first time in a year (with Haunted House; Giggle; Happy Mother's Day, I Can't Read; and Jon Bon Jeri). Of course, no fan of Hüsker Dü and Fugazi could miss seeing Mould play with a band that includes drummer Brendan Canty, as he does this evening at First Avenue. (Fügazi?) I take it you've read the Mould interviews in the Strib, the Rake, and the Onion, but have you seen the one with Brendan Canty (and Joe Lally) in Space City Rock? Click photo: Grant Hart and Bob Mould photographed by Tony Nelson at last year's benefit for Karl.

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