Recently I sat down for a Skype conversation with Barry at The Twelve-Minute Muse. We talked about several things including, but not limited to, my latest EP, Counting My Rings: B-sides, The Book Mole (my new bibliomaniac book-finder and reseller service), the importance of metaphor in songwriting, painting, and the mal-importance of inspiration. We probably talked about LSU football, too, but nobody here cares about sports, so it was stricken from the record.
Taking a cue from the One-Minute Movie reviewer, please enjoy this 12- (or-so) minute interview.
Eric Peters, affectionately called “Pappy” by those who love him, is the grand old curmudgeon of the Rabbit Room. But his small stature and often quiet presence belie a giant talent. He’s a songwriter of the first order, and a catalogue of great records bears witness to it. His last album, Birds of Relocation, blew minds and found its way onto “year’s best” lists all over the country. When he’s not painting, trolling bookstores, or dabbling in photography, he’s touring the country in support of his latest record, Far Side of the Sea.