This guest is a special one for me indeed. I first discovered Sam's talent as a filmmaker since he is responsible for one of my favorite music documentaries, I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART, which chronicles a difficult but rewarding series of events from one of my favorite bands, Wilco. He went on to create his own television broadcast / video podcast by the name of OFF CAMERA, which is an interview show not unlike Inside the Actor's Studio or WTF except it is one-on-one, in B&W, and divested of all props and distractions. Plus it is documented in both audio and video form! It happens to be one of my favorite shows and a huge inspiration for this podcast.
Sam was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule out in LA to talk with me about his love of radio, humble beginnings, his photography, his own inspiration behind making a music documentary as well as how he feels about the future. NOTE: Our connection was a bit inconsistent it turns out, so there is the sporadic choppy sound of clicks from time to time, but it does disappear towards the end. Please try to ignore the poorer than usual sound quality, as the content itself is very strong coming from a great guest like Mr. Jones!
Check out Sam's excellent broadcast show / podcast:
Check out Sam's photography:
Check out an early interview with Sam about working with Wilco: http://pitchfork.com/features/interview/5876-sam-jones-wilco-documentarian/