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The Mark Hosler Interview Part II (#87)

0:00–3:00 Četvrtak 15.2.2018.

As promised, so long ago, here is Part II of my conversation with the incomparable Mark Hosler.

At this point, I feel like I have said and written quite a bit about these people and this band, and while I’m sure I could keep going on, I’ll consider brevity an important aesthetic choice this time around, and say that it was a real pleasure being about to conduct these interviews. For further Negativ-jams on this program, please consider the links below:

The Weather Report (#76): My conversation with The Weatherman.

The Mark Hosler Interview Part I (#78): The first half of my conversation with Mark Hosler.

Let’s Get Wobbly! (#79): My Conversation with Wobbly.

A link to all my Negativland-related Broadcasts: midvalleymutations.com/category/negativland/

As I mention on the show, this will probably be the last of the interviews (like this) that will appear on Mid-Valley Mutations. I have launched a new program, WTBC Radio, where those kinds of things will pop up from now on. That is our sister show, so to speak, and I’m really proud of the work I’m doing over there. Please, check back, as I think you’ll enjoy it as it evolves and develops, too.

Thanks again to Negativland, who not only inspire me to produce the work I do, but were kind enough to realize that all I wanted to do was talk, and that I was – hopefully – not gonna ask stupid questions.



The Mark Hosler Interview (Part II)


Part I: Almost 10 Weeks Ago

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)

Part II: “Getting every single thing just right”

03.) Interview Part 1 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

  • Consuming art as it was intended, Negativland’s approach toward new material, sequencing, finishing work, Our Favorite Things DVD & Tim Maloney, the traps of being an artist, Peter Gabriel & The David Bowie story.

Part III: “Bringing something new to the table.”

04.) Interview Part 2 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
05.) This Thing Is Not Good * Negativland * It’s All In Your Head * Seeland Records (2014)
06.) Interview Part 3 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
07.) Richard Nixon Died Today * Negativland * Thigmotactic * Seeland Records (2008)
08.) Interview Part 4 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

Part IV: “We’re doing anything we want to do.”

09.) Interview Part 5 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
08.) God Bull * Negativland * No Business * Seeland Records (2005)


Part V: “Present Trump-matic Stress Disorder.”

09.) Interview Part 6 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
10.) [03] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records (1980)

  • The selection process, Trump’s impact on the new Negativland record, Body English, Steven Colbert & John Oliver, Taylor Jessen, old Don material on new releases, live performances now, the modest goals of young Negativland.

Part VI: “I got to talk about this stuff in this way.”

11.) Interview Part 7 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
12.) Sycamore * Negativland * Escape From Noise * Seeland Records (1987)
13.) Interview Part 8 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

  • Processing loss, What Would Don Joyce E-Mail?, Escape From Noise, Mark’s record collection.

Part VII: “We’re dumbing it up.”

14.) Interview Part 9 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
17.) Helter Stupid * Negativland * Helter Stupid * Seeland Records (1989)
18.) Interview Part 10 * Mark Hosler * 25 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

  • Being misquoted, Helter Stupid, fake news, other kindred lost souls.

autor: Austin Rich, 14/02/2018

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