It's no secret that John Darnielle—the man behind The Mountain Goats—has been one of the most impressive and consistent songwriters over the last decade and a half. JD also happens to be a tremendous conversationalist and an engaging interview. When John returned to FUV for a solo session, I asked him about the somewhat quick, 18-month turnaround between All Eternals Deck and the new album, Transcendental Youth. In his mind, writing a song a month isn't asking a lot and if he can't do that, maybe he needs to do something else. Thankfully, he keeps going.
John played a few new songs from album #14 from The Mountain Goats and dipped back in the catalog, too. We also talked about his role as a dad, a bit about classic (and present day) Black Sabbath, an under-appreciated Yoko Ono and more. Great fun!
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