From the Archives: The Jonathan Coulton Interview

by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 15 Issue 40 2007-10-26 Describe the development of the Thing a Week experiment. I had just left my day job to pursue music full-time, and this seemed as good a way as any to pretend that writing songs was my job. I also wanted to challenge myself a little, push the envelope of what I thought I was able to do. And of course there was the stunt element as well–I thought this might be a good way to attract some attention. How and with what equipment do you record your songs? I … Continue reading From the Archives: The Jonathan Coulton Interview

The Basic Logic of Fingers and Strings (Michael Gauthier Interview, Part III)

by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 28 2014-07-18 Michael Gauthier is a Montreal-based jazz musician who teaches guitar at the University of Montreal and at McGill University. His guitar sound is characterised by a warm, earthy bluesiness with the technical skill of a jazz master. A longtime fixture of the Montreal jazz scene, his memory houses a vast firsthand knowledge of the history of jazz in Montreal since the sixties. Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about learning music by ear, entering “the zone,” and accompanying spoken word performances. After viewing the first … Continue reading The Basic Logic of Fingers and Strings (Michael Gauthier Interview, Part III)