Ever since his departure from Jellyfish at the peak of the band’s brief early-’90s run, Jason Falkner has relished his role as a self-made power-pop iconoclast. R. Stevie Moore’s championing of the DIY recording aesthetic stretches all the way back to the late ’60s, gaining underground momentum during the following decade’s punk explosion. Unlike Falkner, Moore has never been much for restraint, recording more than 400 albums. As one might surmise, new collaboration Make It Be casts Falkner as the editor/ringmaster of Moore’s wonky sonic circus—and the results should connect with fans of the former’s innate craftsmanship and the latter’s rampant eclecticism. Falkner and Moore will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week.
Falkner: I’ve been going to this outlaw BBQ/bar/live venue for ages, and it’s like a master reset for my sanity. The California desert has the widest sky and the most amazing star gazing/UFO spotting on a clear night. I usually stay at the little motel maybe 200 feet from Pappys, which enables the most convenient drunken back and forth imaginable. Shoes come off as soon as I park. The feel of the desert sand under my feet is pure joy.
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