Monday, September 20, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet anothercraze                                             
Blipper since: March 3, 2009

"The DJs I follow play mind-blowing music every single day that I've never heard before."

Pete Dulin: What part of the world do you live in?

anothercraze: Manhattan, Kansas, ironically nicknamed "The Little Apple."

Dulin: Do you listen to local/regional music in your much? Favorite artists?

anothercraze: Arthur Dodge and Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk are both worth checking out if you're in the Manhattan/Lawrence area.

Dulin: How does a live music experience relate to your music listening habits or buying behavior, if at all?

anothercraze: Listening to live music changes a lot about how you allow yourself to hear music, whether you realize it at the time or not. Studio recordings have a certain mixed sound, and growing up I always thought that's exactly how I wanted a band to sound when I saw them. But that's selling the live experience short. There's no stereo in the world that completely immerse you in sound the same way attending a show does. Bands that love performing, you can see it how they interact with one another and the audience and I think being a party to that can really turn sounds into something else, something visceral + inimitable.

Dulin: What about Blip.FM appeals to you for listening to and playing music?

anothercraze: 1) Having access to the songs I'm in the mood for at the click of a button. It's a fix, and that's where it starts. 2) Hearing music I would never in my wildest dreams been able to find. The DJs I follow play mind-blowing music every single day that I've never heard before. What else could anyone ask for in a internet radio station? 3) Having 150 characters per song is the perfect amount of space to chat w/ friends, get and give music recommendations, talk about upcoming concerts, or share lil' musical footnotes.

Dulin: Name at least essential five bands/artists/songs that you'd include on a mix for a roadtrip.


1. Drivin' on 9 - The Breeders
2. The Adjuster - Octopus Project
3. Tram 21 - Electrelane
4. Mt - Super Furry Animals
5. Vitamin C - Can
6. Black Eyes - tielman Brothers
7. U Ba Khin - Starfucker
8. Autorock - Mogwai
9. Reckoner - Radiohead
10. Coda - Clinic

Dulin: What song do you hate to hear at a wedding?

anothercraze: Eesh, I dunno...Billy Joel springs to mind.

Dulin: What 1-3 songs would you want played at your funeral? Any particular reason?

anothercraze: I don't plan on dying, so I'll move on to the next question.

Dulin: Do you remember the first music you ever purchased? What was it? Format (record, tape, CD, mp3)? Why did you buy it?  

anothercraze: TLC's Crazy Sexy Cool CD when I was in elementary school because my sign language teacher wanted to teach us how to sign along to those lyrics...which was about AIDS I believe (good times). Anyway I thought it was catchy. I think eventually I got some Janet Jackson, but the first CD I remember buying and wearing out to the point I had to buy another copy was Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music in 7th grade.

Dulin: You appear to have the gift of gab and a quick wit as far as your Blip.FM commentary. Are you the same in face-to-face conversations?

anothercraze: Unfortunately for my parents, I've been like this my whole life.

Dulin: Do you have any thoughts about the anonymity of a social medium like Blip.FM and how people connect and/or get to know each other in that online music community?

anothercraze: I think connecting over music is a great way to get to know someone. Maybe the very best.

Dulin: Where do you learn about and hear new music?

anothercraze: Besides Blip.FM, my music mags are The Wire and Under the Radar. Don't really follow blogs, although I prolly should. For radio, "Sound Opinions" is a great talk show on music that I try to listen to every week.

Dulin: When you're feeling sad or depressed, do you have a "go to" song or artist to help cope? 

anothercraze: Cat Power's album You Are Free.
Dulin: What song or artist do you think you've blipped most in the past month? Why?

anothercraze: Been blipping a lot of the new Autolux album, which is real peachy if you haven't heard it yet.

Dulin: If you could Blip.FM one song that could reach everyone on the planet, what would you choose?

anothercraze: I'd push Chopin's "Waltz Op. 64 No.2" simply because its the most beautiful piece of music I've ever heard.

Pete Dulin is the co-publisher and editor of and writes freelance for magazines, websites, and newspapers. Always looking for the next great song, he can be found in the Blip Nation at He unleashes profound non sequiturs at and publishes creative work at

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