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Interview with Tim Barry – Podcast 51

Posted by rich on February 27, 2007

Hey all, just so ya know, we’re not actually late with this post. See, this episode we have our second artist on Suburban Home Records, Tim Barry, in as many weeks. I had a blog all set and ready to post and then I read this. Needless to say I was stunned, especially considering how generously Virgil hooked us up with give-away stuff these past two episodes. Suburban Home has always been one of those labels that put out quality bands, maybe not bands that sold millions of albums but that always made good music. They’ve been nothing but nice to me (both in my dealings as a mail order customer and in the podcast), which may not seem too odd but trust me, most labels aren’t too eager to help out a kid with a late order or some douche with a podcast. I really wish all the best to Virgil and everyone at Suburban Home/Dead Format/Vinyl Collective, these are the people who know what music is supposed to be about.

Much like Suburban Home is a dying breed of labels Tim Barry (this weeks guest) is a dying breed of musician. Tim isn’t a guy who makes music for fame, fans, drugs and certainly not for money. Tim makes music for himself and maybe (and this is just my take on it) he does it to exorcise a few demons. After meeting Tim two things are clear; 1, his music is a brutally honest self portrait and 2, he’s never going to be a rich man. So, check this interview out and hear how despair, hope and perseverance become music.

Like I mentioned Virgil hooked us up crazy, so let me lay out the contests:
Drag the River:
One (1) winner will get a t-shirt (medium), and a Drag the River beer cozy.
One (1) winner will get a t-shirt (medium), Drag the River beer Cozy, a DTR pint glass, a copy of DTR’s Closed and Hobo Demos (if you have either let us know and will give the album you have to another winner) and some stickers. Flippin’ Sweet!

So check that out and learn how to enter

For this week we have one (1) winner who will receive a copy of Tim Barry’s Rivanna Junction and a Tim Barry pint glass. That ain’t bad for not doing shit besides listening and sending an e-mail. So be sure to listen and hit us up at, our MySpace and the comments section. Till next week.