Andrew McMillen

Video: Interviewing The Dandy Warhols in Portland, Oregon

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Last week, my girlfriend Rachael and I won a trip to the United States.

The competition asked, in 25 words or less, which Parklife 2010 headline act we’d would like to interview and why. We both chose The Dandy Warhols.

Why? Two reasons. We both dig their music… and the competition terms mentioned that the interview would take place in Portland, Oregon.

Pretty sure that The Dandy Warhols are the only Parklife act who live in Portland, Oregon…

We brainstormed for around 20 minutes. I entered: “The Dandy Warhols, because it’s been ten years since the release of their career-, genre-, and generation-defining album, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia.”

Rachael went with an entry that name-checked a bunch of song and album titles: “I’ll step inside the monkey house of Portland’s true bohemians, The Dandy Warhols, for an illuminating interview that illustrates why every day should be a holiday.”

Rachael won.

So a few days later, we flew Qantas to LAX for six nights.

Below is a short video montage of the day spent in Portland with The Dandy Warhols. We interviewed them for around an hour at their studio, The Odditorium, and watched them perform a rare acoustic set for local radio station OPB, wherein they covered songs by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

It was badass.

Thanks to FuzzyVirgin Members LoungePedestrian.TV,  The Dandy Warhols, and Pedestrian’s video producer, Matt Dempsey.

Full interview transcript coming soon!

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