Self Empunishment contains 34 conversations with self-reliant, self-employed, and otherwise self-motivated musicians, technicians, and artists.
The interviews, conducted by Brian Walsby, are revealing discussions about what has led these artists to where they are now, what choices have guided their journey, why they do what they do, and how they have made it work for them. Also, plenty of talk about individual successes, failures, lawsuits, rivalries, obstacles, friendships, and memorable events along the way.
Brian Walsby in conversation with:
Milo Aukerman (Descendents)Lori Barbero (Babes In Toyland)Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr)Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore)Ryan Case (artist)Monty Colvin (Galactic Cowboys, artist)Dale Crover (Melvins, Redd Kross)Mike Dean (Corrosion Of Conformity, producer)Kristin Smith DeBockler (artist)William DuVall (Alice In Chains, Neon Christ)Doug Dobey (Honor Role, graphic designer)Errol Engelbrecht (artist)Adam Faucett (songwriter)Dale Flattum (Steel Pole Bath Tub, artist)Bob Hannam (merchandise)Tom Hazelmyer (Amphetamine Reptile Records, artist)Lori Herbst (artist)John Hopkins (tour manager, soundman)Dennis Jagard (Ten Foot Pole, soundman)Toshi Kasai (producer, engineer)Todd Kowalski (Propagandhi, artist)Michel Langevin (Voivod, artist)Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, Melvins)Sam McPheeters (Born Against, author)Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, OFF!)Buzz Osborne (Melvins)Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers, Honky, Melvins)Scott Radinsky (Pulley, professional baseball)Eugene Robinson (Oxbow, author)Rebecca Sevrin (No Policy, Frightwig, artist)Chris Shary (artist)Steve Shelton (Confessor)Tyler Wolf (Valient Thorr, artist)Bill Stevenson (Descendents, All, Black Flag, producer)
Self Empunishment by Brian Walsby, beautifully illustrated by the author and featuring an introduction by Bob Durkee, presents this series of interviews in one densely-packed, story-filled volume.