Outdated reference point or not, the anti-apathy sentiment on Superchunk‘s sophomore single “Slack Motherfucker” still seems characteristic of Mac McCaughan 20 years after he wrote it. The recently dormant Superchunk is moving again, and McCaughan also fills his time with Portastatic and co-ownership of Merge Records. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, McCaughan is guest editing magnetmagazine.com this week.
McCaughan: My main guitars are Gibsons, but they’re also kind of bulky, and I don’t want to haul my old Marauder around on family vacations, so I got this little Martin acoustic mini guitar essentially to carry down to the beach in case I hear The Perfect Riff in my brain (it’s called “mind composing”) and I need to jam it out. More likely, it’s sitting on the couch ready to bust out for a rousing version of “Up On The Roof” or “Mr. Tambourine Man” for the kids. Soon they will be large enough to play it themselves.