• Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Lost Causes, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” (play) This is the opening track on my first album, and I vividly remember where I was and what I was doing the first time I heard it on one of the real, honest-to-goodness manufactured CDs I printed up. It’s a memory that’s lingered not only because […] Jeff Giles 5 min read March 28, 2011
  • Largo’s Dream Like a lot of people, I think, the romantic entanglements of my teenage years and early 20s were colored by a lot of unexpressed, misunderstood, or just plain repressed emotions — guilt over feelings that weren’t supposed to exist, or relationships that ended badly, or simple longing for what (and who) I couldn’t have. I […] Jeff Giles 3 min read March 21, 2011
  • Within Your Reach Had a terrific chat this morning with Gorman Bechard, the director/author/photographer/all-around creative whirlwind whose latest film, Color Me Obsessed, is currently making the rounds at the festival circuit. It’s a documentary about the experience of being a hardcore fan, as viewed through the prism of the Replacements’ music; the interview was recorded with Dave Lifton […] Jeff Giles 4 min read March 19, 2011
  • New Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band What follows is the full transcript from my interview with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Ben Jaffe, conducted for an article published in the March 2011 issue of the Hilton Head Monthly. While preparing for our talk, I read a few of your interviews, and one thing that really stands out is how often you […] Jeff Giles 12 min read March 2, 2011