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#038 Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) Interview 1995
29 minutes Posted Sep 15, 2020 at 9:01 pm.
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In the interview, Pollard talks about:
- His creative time of the day
- Upcoming records to be released
- Working with Matador Records
- What makes him happy
- Giving hope to all other garage musicians
- The collectability of his records and “hoarding” a few himself
- Luna Music in Indianapolis
- The business side to making money in the music biz
- His love for The Beatles when they are “goofing around”
- Whether he thinks kids are getting dumber
- What he has tortured himself with over the years
- What it’s like being a musician and living in Dayton, Ohio
- Who he thinks is a “fucking creep”
- Working in the studio
- How the band Ween acted like rock stars
- Writing a song for Tom Hanks
In this episode, we have one of the most prolific songwriters of the past 30 years, Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard. At the time of this interview in 1995, Pollard was 37 years old and was promoting an upcoming concert date in Indianapolis. In the interview, Pollard talks about the collectability of his records and “hoarding” a few himself; the business side of making money in the music biz; who he thinks is a creep; and how he gives hope to all other garage musicians.  

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