Hal McGee: “The Personal Touch”

Hal McGee: “The Personal Touch”

This is my interview with Hal McGee, conducted by Phone on 16 August 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Flo Wheeler.”


Topics Include:

Hal’s first band Medusa in 1977, Purely Physical In 1979, Peaches Records & Tapes, Talking Heads, Debbie Jaffe & Viscera, dexterity vs. ideas, The Beat influence, haltapes.com, the Leslie Singer / Girls On Fire Archive, Confessions of a Shit Addict, Psychodrama, being transgressive and extreme, underground magazines, living cheaply, jobs, HalZine #11, audio assemblages, ElectronicCottage.org, add & pass cassettes, the necessity of variety, Electronic Cottage ‘zine, embracing technology changes, the economics of art, going to Gainesville noise shows, Apartment Music shows in the afternoon (see albums titled “Apartment Music”), The Museum of Microcassette Art, working within limitations and the one minute Automatic Confessional.

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