New Times Interviews Mountain Goats' John Darnielle via Twitter
John Darnielle, the driving force behind the Mountain Goats' longevity, is a hard man to track down.
With the band touring seemingly nonstop through the duration of the summer in North America and heading over seas in October, it's easy to imagine that free time doesn't always come so freely. Still, when the opportunity arises to interview such a notable act, New Times will always jump at the chance, and never halfheartedly. Even if that opportunity to communicate arises on Twitter.
We sent a solemn and defeated tweet out into the universe about how the Mountain Goats didn't get a chance to respond to our interview questions, but never expected such a busy dude as Darnielle to see it. Alas, we learned to never underestimate the power of the tweet! Here is our 140 character a question Twitter interview about vegan eating on the road and songs about Florida with the Mountain Goats' frontman.
To the bands journalists email interviews to: we spend a lot of time thinking those q's through. It sucks not hearing back. @mountain_goats— C. Townsend Rizzo (@rizzosoandso) June 21, 2013
@rizzosoandso apologies, man - I'm on tour and the time gets away from me.— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) June 21, 2013
@mountain_goats Florida pops up in your songs quite a bit. What significance does FL have to you? What about FL is song worthy?— C. Townsend Rizzo (@rizzosoandso) June 22, 2013
@rizzosoandso it was the terminus of the story arc for the people who try to run away from themselves by following the 10 fwy to the end— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) June 22, 2013