I am an incorrigible stage manager, or situation manager, if you prefer. The movies, books, and music I love most trigger a certain mood, which is more important to me than plot or character.
But the thing was ugly. It had feathers glued all over the top of its head, hideous eyes, and most chilling of all, actual human teeth glued haphazardly into the rough-hewn mouth.
A 2003 interview with pro skater Tony Hawk, ostensibly about his then-new line of action figures, but we managed to veer off into other territory, including discussion of the “butt-splitter.”
Here’s the word straight from 1991. An interview with Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye, conducted after a show in Louisville and featuring a rotating cast of locals dropping in to ask questions.
Sometime in the year 2000, I went to a screening of Instrument, a documentary about the band Fugazi, by indie filmmaker Jem Cohen.