I have what you might say is a professional interest in this interview with John Darnielle
(I'm reviewing the new album for PopMatters
), but as a huge Mountain Goats I'd have found it compelling anyway. Darnielle really is one of the more fascinating guys working right now, and practically everything he writes is worth following; I have yet to read an uninteresting interview with the man. It makes me regret, again, that I was such a huge fanboy dork when I met him (especially given that I don't normally do that!).