Q: Why do people spend over $100 on these big music festivals (tickets, t- shirt, food, parking) when they could see 20 $5 shows in intimate venues?

A: Ya got me.

Q: What's this I hear about an improv-metal-jazz scene in Salt Lake City?

A: As far as I know, this scene is composed of only one band- the almighty Iceburn.

Q: If you had to pick just one person as the "Norwegian Eugene Chadbourne," who would that be?

A: Knut Reiersrud, who is on the Sweet Sunny North compilation and his own Footwork CD (both on Shanachie Records).

Q: Which Canadian band are you dying to see?

A: Rhythm Activism, the madcap politico cabaret folk-punkers.

Q: Will Mike Watt still be "the man" after the trend-making machine spits him out?

A: Yes he will.

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