Suburban Home recording artists Drag The River play down this way so often that they should be allowed to vote in El Paso County elections. In fact, their bassist — Triple Nickel Tavern proprietor J.J. Nobody — does live down here (although we're not entirely convinced that J.J. should be allowed to vote anywhere.)
So when a publication goes to the trouble of doing the world's longest interview with Suburban Home's Virgil Dickerson, in honor of his Denver-based label's 15-year anniversary, we figured some of you will want to know about that.
Especially when that publication is called Small Doggies Magazine.
Here's just a sample:
Matt: Tell us about the next 15 years of Suburban Home, what’s in the future?
Virgil: I’d like to think that I’ll have a jet pack, the ability to travel through time, and probably a transporter. When any of my bands are playing a show I want to see, I could just beam to their show. Drinking whiskey will help me to lose weight. Drinking beer will help tone my muscles. And I have a feeling my future me will subsist on a diet of hot wings and barbecued ribs which will be the equivalent of taking a daily multi-vitamin.
And here's what he has to say about Drag The River:
Musically, Suburban Home started out as only a punk rock label and it wasn’t until Drag the River released “Hobo Demos” that I realized that Country music didn’t have to suck. Starting to work with Drag the River was a life changing experience as I started to and continue now to work with Americana/Alt-Country acts and for many, that is how the label is identified. Don’t get me wrong, I will still put out punk rock (have you heard the new Gamits album “Parts”? It is one of 2010’s best punk records and I had a hand in releasing it), but my heart is more in line with Americana these days.
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