frontman J Mascis
has himself a reputation among rock writers of being a notoriously bad interview. The dude really knows how to dial up the apathy, and a bored interviewee pretty much always makes for boring interview. Young punk Elliott, of the Little Punk People
video series, found a way around Mascis' unwatchable apathy: care so much, and also not at all. So, be 10 years old.
Mascis and Elliott talk about J's kid, zombies, and Mascis' favorite childhood records. They totally vibe. At some point the off camera adult in the room chimes in with a compliment/question, and Mascis is back to his utterly disinterested self. Grown-ups, whatever, 10-year-old Elliott succeeded in getting one of the all time best interviews from J Mascis, kudos kid.
"Are you aware how awesome you are?" "No." "I am." "Cool."
Watch the interview below: