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Volar Press and Interviews and stuff

Something you should know about me: I have trouble saying no to projects, which leads me to also having trouble keeping up with everything.  I work a good amount at the Whistle Stop Bar; I'm in the middle of shooting a documentary with a couple of good friends focused on Larry McCaffrey, the godfather of Avant Pop, literary critic, fringe enthusiast, and desert worshipper (see trailer below); I play in Christmas Island and Spirit Photography whenever we feel like playing; I make music videos when I have the chance; I help my good friends when I can with their literary arts organization So Say We All, which includes this crazy Far East Project undertaking (including a recent video I edited for a story in Huffington Post); I recently started a film series at Space4Art called Burn This Image; and then, you know, I try to have a social life and stuff, too.  The reason I'm putting this all out there is because, you know, it can be a little difficult to keep up with things sometime…

Volar Records interview by Get Bent!

Many thanks to my new bud Mariana Timony and the rest of the Get Bent! staff. We conducted this a couple of months ago over two days. The first was a bit of a disaster; I was bartending at my work and thought it would be slow, but it wasn't, and I was busy pouring drinks for folks in-between customers when Mariana wasn't getting hassled by our daytime-drinking regulars who all wanted a chance to be recorded. The next day we just got sandwiches and went to the park for a couple of hours while everyone else watched the stupid Superbowl. Anyway, here you go.

Volar Records Takes Flight

by Mariana Timony

Back in the early 90s, Slim Moon started a small indie record label out of his home in Olympia, Washington to put out records by local bands because nobody else was doing it. That label, Kill Rock Stars, remains to this day a model for upstart indies everywhere. One would think after 20 years, in the age of the Internet, creating a label in the mold of KRS would be easier than e…