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what is the title of your new album?  i haven't settled on a title yet, but i keep referring to this group of songs as duskland, but that could change.
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...we'd love to hear a little bit about it, including the inspiration behind the 'juke' song you played for us... this new one is gonna be different than the last record blue rider, it's bigger, more of a wall of sound, there's also more musicians involved. i keep thinking of it as a western, they're all story songs and most of them are in a minor key. there's a processional quality to them, circular and hypnotic, but iconic melodically, sorta like how church hymns are. that 'juke' song is called "bend my mind (salt & lime)" and is probably the closest i've ever come to writing a honky tonk classic. must have been listening to a lot of gary stewart at the time.
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what is the name of the studio?  vacation island recording or vir for short.  it's owned by my friend matt boynton, he's been running it since 2005 or so.  stand up guy and an awesome studio.
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where are you from?  i'm from a small town in st. tammany parish louisiana called enon. it's barely a town actually, everything in it is situated on one street, corner store, high school, baptist church and a grave yard.  
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what brought you to new york?  i followed a girl out here. we broke up a little while later but i ended up staying. i imagine that happens to a lot of people that wind up here.
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what is your favorite time of day?  dusk.
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what inspired you today?  probably the beautiful sunny day we had today. might be the third one we've had all spring.
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last record you played?  texas by nikki sudden
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two artists you are lately inspired by?  mark e. smith of the fall. i just read a great book that he wrote called renegade. the fall are one of my favorite bands, the guy is a genuine artist.  he's been releasing a record a year since '77, talk about some serious work ethic.  he's a great writer, cryptic, but brilliant, he's an innovator and one that's always done things his own way.
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lou reed.  since he died i've been revisiting a lot of his catalog. especially the underrated records like the blue mask, coney island baby, metal machine music, and a lot of the vu live bootlegs. his contribution to 20th century music is immense.
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what are your favorite colors?  sea green, blue black, indigo, burgundy
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where is your favorite place? here are a few: new orleans, the galicia region of spain, berlin, the pacific coast highway, katmandu, new mexico, lisbon, the cascade mountains, coney island in late autumn, rome, the hudson valley, bali.
for more on the artist and his catalog, please visit zacharycale.com