photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
recently i came across LIPPS SERVICE, which is a SPIN MAGAZINE affiliated, LONG-FORM INTERVIEW PODCAST / YOUTUBE CHANNEL hosted by ONE MANAGEMENT founder SCOTT LIPPS, who is something of an INDUSTRY INSIDER. the current incarnation of his program grew out of a similarly themed RADIO PROGRAM he did as part of the DASH RADIO network a few years back. interestingly enough, during that same time, DEER GOD produced visual and audio weekly segments several years ago for THE JAY GARCIA SHOW who were also on DASH RADIO. its all on YOUTUBE now somewhere.
i believe LIPPS' STRENGTHS as a host are his FAMILIARITY and the RELAXED ease his GUESTS appear to be in his presence, which is a massive asset as an INTERVIEWER. there appears to be IMPLICIT buy-in from the get-go as ARTISTS ranging from PERRY FARRELL (JANE'S ADDICTION, PORNO FOR PYROS), IAN ASTBURY (THE CULT), NICK HEXUM (311), VERNON REID (LIVING COLOUR), RICHARD PATRICK (FILTER), BUTCH VIG (GARBAGE), GAVIN ROSSDALE (BUSH), JIM ADKINS (JIMMY EAT WORLD) and KEN ANDREWS (FAILURE) all seem assured of his GOOD INTENTIONS as an INTERLOCUTOR. even the way the INTERVIEWS are presented are pretty devoid of clickbaity sloganeering. he does have posted INTERVIEWS with non-ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSICIANS and POP STARS, but what i've paid attention to are the ARTISTS from that realm for the most part.
at the very least LIPPS seems INFORMED and ENTHUSIASTIC about his GUESTS and the current state of their careers, so LIPPS SERVICE is an INTERESTING recent find that is definitely worth checking out.