A lot of what I do all day in my capacity as music editor at NUVO is interview prep: i.e. watching a lot of YouTube videos of artists I'm speaking with. I've got three lined up for today — one, already completed with Kenny Aronoff, which will go online before his talk tomorrow at Butler. Up next, a chat with Advance Base's Owen Ashworth, formerly the man behind Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. I've fallen down a deep YouTube hole of Ashworth's live performances with his former project Casiotone, including this sweet little Springsteen cover of "Streets of Philadelphia."
Ashworth will perform as Advance Base at a show in two weeks with Mike Adams and Buddy Buddy at Grove Haus. My interview with Ashworth will run in that week's NUVO. But until then, I'll be looping this vid.