If you write about music, you'll eventually be asked to consider the interview.
The current grand master of radio interview reminds us we're not singing from the same songbook any longer. Proving turnabout is fair play, Chris Baldwin turns the tables on Terry Gross
"OK. After 10,000 interviews of our best and brightest, you obviously have a unique impression of American culture. Where do you see us currently?
I'm not good at making big pronouncements. But I think pop culture doesn't give the generational connection that it once did, or to the same extent--though I guess MTV might. Pop culture is so fragmented, so many subgroups within rock, hip-hop; so many channels on TV. When I was growing up, everyone was watching and listening to the same thing. Now the good news is we all have more choices, but the bad news is that we don't share the same stories and music to the same extent. I'm not complaining about diversity, but things are just different now.
Another thing: It's impossible to keep up with pop culture. Anybody can put out music or publish a book these days. Now you always have to struggle to keep up and just content yourself with the fact that there's always more there than you're ever going to be able to see."
Sarah Hepola labels her craft