Interview: Dwarves’ frontman Blag Dahlia talks DIY, band nicknames, Islamic Fundamentalism and more

I’m not the greatest interviewer in the world; not by a long shot. My Dying Scene Radio co-host, Bob Noxious, is far superior. Constantly talking over people and trampling guests with my idiotic blather, I am still learning how to deliver the question and then shut the heck up. I’m definitely aware of my own idiocy. Still, there’s some good that comes with being a good talker. For instance, I managed to talk my way into a press pass and an interview with Dwarves’ frontman Blag Dahlia, last Friday, (the 13th, coincidentally), prior to the first stop on the band’s east coast tour at The Bowery Electric in New York City.

I asked Blag about his band’s excessive use of nicknames, the extent of their DIY operation (“Why not hire a lowly assistant to respond back and forth to assholes like me?), and whatever happened to his now defunct punk rock podcast, Radio Like You Want. Without breaking character, Blag quips about his band being somehow linked to Islamic Fundamentalism, while boasting about being tall and having a large penis. So, whatever your opinion of my bumbling style – I do somehow manage to elicit interesting banter. Well, you tell me.

Checkout the full video interview below.

It may also be of interest to add that in true punk rock fashion, the show culminated in a swarm of security guards ejecting me from the venue. That’s not how you treat a doctor of journalism! Did punk rock die when CBGB’s was forced out? Or is the scene simply in the process of “dying” as the name of this fine website implies? Did Blag give the orders to have me forcibly removed from the concert in order to validate his band’s reputation? Tune in next week to see if Bob Noxious manages to uncover Blag’s sinister intentions at The Dwarves’ show in Orlando, Florida.

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