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Published: 2013/01/05

Auld Lang Syne Set 1: Billy Martin, Jesse Miller, Mike Dillon, Sam Cohen…

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at twelve months of music and memories.

BILLY MARTINMEDESKI, MARTIN and WOOD, WICKED KNEE

What will you remember most about 2012?

Playing pool with Ornette Coleman.

What album or albums have you listened to this most this past year?

Santigold Master of My Make Believe
Morton Feldman Neither
Magik Markers Volodor Dance

What was your favorite show or tour in 2012?

Last tour in Europe with MMW. We hadn’t played there in many years as just a trio! And the audience was the most appreciative of all the directions we took – musically speaking.

What emerging band should readers watch out for in 2012?

Sadly, I can’t really even pretend to know. There is a big ocean with lots of life out there! Go for a swim and explore.

Any big plans in the works for 2013?

Yes! I’m writing music for a great Hungarian film maker named Szabolcs Hajdu. The film currently titled Mirage is starring Isaac De Bonkole as a soccer player. It’s a Western style film.

Also, I am excited and honored to be producing a benefit record for the Master Musicians of Jajouka with Ornette Coleman, Flea, Lee Renaldo, Mickey Hart, Medeski Martin and Wood and DJ Logic – to name a few! Howard Shore (Hobbit, Hugo, Naked Lunch) is releasing it on his record label.

And to start things off in January, Wicked Knee will release Heels Over Head on my label, Amulet Records.

2013 marks the 40th year of Relix Magazine. Do you remember the first time you read Relix? Is there an article that stands out for you?

It was the interview I did with Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann that I remember most fondly!

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ANDREW ALTMANRAILROAD EARTH

What will you remember most about 2012?

Everything going Gangnam Style.

What album or albums have you listened to this most this past year?

M83- Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
The Decemberists- The King is Dead
Fiest- Metals

What was your favorite show or tour in 2012?

Wilco at Terminal 5 in NYC.

What emerging band should readers watch out for in 2012?

The River Whyless (east coast)
Fruition (west coast)

Any big plans in the works for 2013?

Yeah! Railroad Earth has a new record we hope to drop in the next month or two. Most of our touring will be in the next 3 months but then we have some special events for the summer that should be announced soon.

2013 marks the 40th year of Relix Magazine. Do you remember the first time you read Relix? Is there an article that stands out for you?

40 years?! Impressive. You guys are older than me so it might not come as a surprise that the thing that stands out the most to me is the web presence. So many established media outlets (not to mention artists) struggle with making the transition but the Relix page is great and I am directed to it constantly via Twitter shares.

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