I have given many many interviews in the past thirty years, in person and on the phone, and usually I know within two minutes whether the interview will be fun and interesting or whether it will be an incredible drag. I appreciate the art of asking questions and this year I decided that I want to learn more about it. As I do with most subjects I am interested in I prefer to jump in with both feet and do it and learn from that doing.
This is my first attempt… completely unedited. I asked Jon to be my subject and he agreed. Having known each other for a long long time made the interview easier and also more difficult. Most of these subjects we have covered before, while sitting in a cafe or while driving or flying to a gig.
I used Zoom to record our call. Our voices aren’t well balanced as mine is a little louder and has more room sound/reverb. I am guessing that Jon’s voice was processed by Zoom and that the app might have automatically removed the room sound from it. I should have used a headset for a better sound on my end. I think the interview would have benefitted from being a little shorter and tighter. This is a work in progress and I will attempt to do more interviews.