SXSW Interview | Rob Fields from the blog Bold As Love
One of the coolest things about SXSW is the chance to meet people in person who you only know via the internet. I actually bumped into Rob Fields while on a smoke break. He blogs for one of my favorite blogs called Bold As Love (name of a Hendrix song). The blog focuses on black rock and alternative music. You can read more about his thoughts on black rock here. Here is a statement from his blog about the mission:
I’m Rob Fields and I started Bold As Love to provide a platform for people–particularly African Americans–to discover Black rock music. I also want to explore how the increasing prominence of Black rock is impacting Black imagination and how we conceive of and understand ourselves in the world. I believe that Black rock can save Black culture and ultimately change this country for the better.
Rob was also the moderator for a panel interview with the legendary Detroit band Death. People have considered the band Death as the pre-cursor to what we know as punk music. The band formed in 1971 and consisted of three brothers. In 2009, Drag City records released all seven Death recordings on CD and LP under the title …For the Whole World to See (from Wikipedia). Take time and visit Death’s MySpace page. Listen to the interview with blogger Rob Fields as he discussed the panel, and black rock music in general.
Part 1: Interview with Rob Fields from Bold As Love
Part 2: Interview with Rob Fields from Bold As Love
Also NPR did a story on the band Death. I love the album, and highly recommend you take a listen.