Mark Eitzel sits at a long table in a conference room, his trademark short-brimmed hat in front of him. He's taking part in a panel on new technology issues at the CMJ Change Music Festival with a number of other artists, including Creeper Lagoon's Sharky Laguana, the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, and Nothing Painted Blue's Franklin Bruno. As part of their opening statements, Darnielle and Bruno read a list of 10 demands they want to make of the recording industry. When they get to No. 3 -- "a 10-year bilateral moratorium on all attempts to rejuvenate the sagging careers of declining singer/songwriters via the innovative use of trip-hop beats" -- Eitzel thinks to... More >>>
Mark Eitzel: "I'm not interested in white guys with
guitars who are gloomy anymore."