I was recently interviewed by the good folks over at Writer's Manual. I didn't answer all their questions because I thought some of them were dumb. They then published the questions I didn't answer, probably to make me look dumb. Regardless of where you stand on this issue of perceived dumb-ness, rest assured the answers themselves are anything but dumb.Everything you wanted to know.
Here's some questions they did not ask, but probably should have.Writer's Manual:
What music are you listening to?Kilian:
Man, I can't get Defiance, OH out of rotation. They're in my iPod, car-based CD player, and turntable at home. Boys and girls and guitars and violins and pretty good politics. Also, This Is My Fist, because it's catchy and fun and I have a crush on the lead singer; and Against Me! because they're amazing.Writer's Manual:
Against Me! huh? Aren't you bothered by the announcement their next album would be released on Sire Records, and imprint of some big fuckwad major label?Kilian:
I am. Big time. Some bands do this, and you're like, ::snort:: what the fuck ever. But a band like Against Me! that 1) wrote so many great anarchist songs, 2) seemed to live a D.I.Y. ethics, and 3) put out a fucking DVD
about how they were too cool to ever sign with a major label, and then they do this. It kinda feels like the moment you find out your girlfriend's been hooking up with your dad.Writer's Manual:
What are you working on currently?Kilian:
I'm short-storying. There's this sense of holy-shit-get-it-done, because once the summer ends, the 10- and 12- and 14-hour days of educating the youth of today begins and the creative juices dry up quicker than [deleted: immature and gross reference to female sexuality
]. One story is this blow-up moment of unfulfilled connection, the other is this funky formatted three-parter about the beginning and dissolution of a relationship, told out of sequence and through one-sided email conversations. I think they're both pretty good, although ZYZZYVA
decline to publish the former. We still like them, though.