Even though he likes to pick and chose his projects carefully, Jason Falkner has had an amazing run of recording dates—both on solo albums and as a sideman with the likes of Beck, Air and Paul McCartney—that would turn most musicians pea green. And Falkner has also been a crucial part of critically lauded releases by ’90s indie-rock heroes Eric Matthews, the Grays and Jellyfish, as well as getting his feet wet with original Paisley Underground cult combo the Three O’Clock. Falkner has a stellar solo set due out this summer called All Quiet On The Noise Floor that threatens to pass his previous solo release, I’m OK, You’re OK (from February), like a slow runner being lapped on the bases by a real speedburner. Falkner is guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with him and our 2008 Jellyfish feature.
Falkner: Sylvester Stewart (a.k.a. Sly Stone) made several appearances on one of my favorite before-my-time TV programs, The Dick Cavett Show. These interviews are so riveting and hilarious and should be required viewing for all of humanity. It’s easy for some to get lost in the obvious buzz Sly is flying on (make mine a double, sir), but his stories and demeanor display a brilliant man with a message of peace and unity. And his band’s live performances TNT blast everything in their path. Unreal.
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