Dr. Espling always told me I had something with this site, and I always took it with a grain of salt. That I had something that the groups would want to promote through, something to make the site bigger. One day, in September 2006, I received an email from about interviewing some Suburban Noize artists. It was a surprise. So here was me, the guy who hated the sound of his own voice, setup with his first ever interview (of the audio nature) with Potluck. At the time, I was just introduced to the group via several shows that came through Pittsburgh and the Gathering with them in opening slots and I was digging them.
I didn’t really follow up on this concept. I started an account on Talkshoe for it and really just left it on the side as I was busy with other projects. On a whim, I checked my stats and found that oneinterview had hundreds of hits monthly. Without promotion or fresh content. 8 months later, I had a fantastic interview with Dogboy, who was hopped up on several Rockstar drinks, and was on a roll. I had the fortune to talk to 2 of the 3 Kottonmouth Kings. Talk politics with Daddy X. Talk with Daddy Long Legs. Had Marz call Violent J a dick right before me on tape. Had Big B show us and my wife his junk while I interviewed Jered from hed pe. Discover that The Dirtball and my wife share Political Science secondary majors. Had Saint Dog go nuts over our site name. Psycho Jesus almost got hit by a car during our interview, and went on about Mario Kart.
In the process, I wanted to make sure to give the underground a big rub by interviewing them right alongside the big hitters on the itunes stream. Whitney Peyton, Crash, H8Trid, Myztery N Sneek, Shaky Shake, No Clue, and so many more.
After all of this, don’t think that the interviews and fun will end along with this site. whoever continues the name of WPAJ will have an in to talk to these guys, and I’m bringing the Rolodex with me to the new music project. We may not be the best of interviewers, but you can’t say we didn’t put it down for the last 3 years. I’ve learned a lot in that time, and hope to take that knowledge on with me.
For 8 years, I’ve run a site called WesternPAJuggalos.com. A fan site for “Juggalos”. Fans of Insane Clown Posse and their line of music. On November 15, I’m closing the site to make room for future projects. So I’ve been inspired to create a countdown after talking to some people at Podcamp Pittsburgh 4 that were in similar situations.