What's the best album ever created?
SCS: That's really a question that should be asked by century. Twenty-first, I gotta go with "()" by Sigur Ros. Twentieth? Toss-up between Charles Mingus's "Mingus Ah Um" and Radiohead's "OK Computer." Nineteenth, it's definitely between The Decembrists' "Her Majesty" and Beirut's "Gulag Orkestar," but I can't decide which one...
CT: "After the Gold Rush" by Neil Young. Since 1990, a tie between "Kerosene Hat" by Cracker or "Yeah It's That Easy" by G. Love & Special Sauce.
Who is the greatest living musician?
SCS: Sonny Rollins. Best breath support of any 76-year-old in the world.
CT: The Edge. He's also the coolest living person.
What is the best show you've ever seen live?
SCS: Definitely this awesome electronic jazz festival in Genk, Belgium. I mean, who wouldn't want to go see the Esbjorn Svensson Trio right next to electronics wizard Leafcutter John in a town called Genk!?
CT: Big show is sixth row at a Rolling Stones stadium concert. Small show is Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion in a tiny club in Galway, Ireland.
What is the first album you ever bought?
SCS: "Picture of Nectar" by Phish (like a good Vermont boy should).
CT: "Waking up the Neighbours" by Bryan Adams.
If you were dictator of a small country, what would be your national anthem?
SCS: "Battleflag," Lo-Fidelity All-Stars. My country's gonna have a Trotskyist permanent revolution and we'll definitely need some pump-up music.
CT: "I Don't Want to Work (I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day)" by Todd Rungren; however, that may not be best for the economy.
If you were onstage with a mic in front of thousands of screaming fans, what would you say?
SCS: "So there was this woman..."
CT: Presumably I have them in the palm of my hand, so after asking them to vote for me, I would go on either an anti-umbrella or pro-pine nut rant.
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