It’s always great news when you put out a new Spongetones album. How has things been different with "Too Clever by Half" as compared with earlier albums?
You’ve been producing and playing on so many interesting albums – any cool experiences you’ll want to talk about (the most fun, the coolest sessions)?
How did you and Steve come up with the title track "Too Clever by Half"?
You have had an amazing influence on lots of North Carolina bands. What advice do you have for these young power pop bands today?
Having been together for 30 years, do know what the other guys are thinking on stage or in the studio when you play?
I heard there are no cut tracks or outtakes – did you plan for 18 songs??
You are part of a unique fraternity of producers, yourself, Mitch Easter and Don Dixon are considered the fathers of the "jangle" pop – do you all like the same types of music or do you get into any debates on musical tastes?
Any interesting stories of playing live you’d like to share? Like, the most embarassing moment on stage?
I suppose this gig could have been worse – if I’d crap in my pants or something… Otherwise, it was my worst gig. A whole row of Tones fans were still there – asking for my autograph – of which-of course I gave them happily. Marti still loves me too.
I heard another Spongetones album is in the works… when is this one coming out?
Thanks for interview, Jamie.