So, here it is, the new and improved FunkyJ.com.
When I started writing for dB Magazine and inthemix in 2002, the web was nascent and you had to look hard for material on the various artists I interviewed. Nowadays with wikipedia and google it’s really simple to find information, and I hope this writing will be added to that pile, and be useful to others.
It’s a little laborious copying and reformatting all my old interviews, so it will take a while to get all my content online again.
However I feel my writing is still valuable, not only for myself as both dB Magazine and inthemix have changed radically over the last 14 years and some of my stuff has vanished, but I also hope it’s useful for anyone who may interview these people in the future.
I’d like to put out a very special thanks to Andrew P Street for giving me a chance at dB Magazine, and mentoring me in all aspects of interviewing and writing. I’d also like to thank all the people who volunteered with inthemix before it sold out to Junkee and it’s homegrown past was obliterated: Robyn H, Terry G, Danimations, Angus, Tim, and everyone else I encountered writing for them.
And finally a note about the articles – the wordpress publishing dates I wrote them – or at least the creation dates the computer recorded me writing them. Publishing dates would have usually been a week or two after the creation dates. There may be some errors with this and the articles in general, but I present them as I wrote them, not as they were edited.