Dick Dale

My first interview with Dick Dale

Dick Dale

My first interview with Dick Dale was back in 2012, which predates this website and I never got around to uploading it. Since Dick Dale passed away today, I did something I almost never do and allowed myself to listen to my own voice. Thankfully, that voice is a very small part of this interview, and I really enjoyed hearing this again. Dick talks about his innovations, his music, New Orleans, his animals, his ranch, his stance on drugs, Quentin Tarantino... and being a great guy you can tell he almost flips the script and tries to small talk me a few times.

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Listen to Dick Dale interviewed on Storm Surge of Reverb

Dick Dale

This past monday Dick Dale asked GoDaddy tech support to call him back (for real) so that he could take a few minutes to talk with me. If you've ever heard a Dick Dale interview before (this was my second one), you probably know that he does a good job of interviewing himself. There are certain themes that will come up, but definitely a few things I'd never heard before: a surprising amount of Elvis, Glen Campbell, thoughts on traveling and what touring does for him, as well as insight into the ideas behind his music, talks with Leo Fender etc that often come up during interviews.

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Anybody got a question for Dick Dale?

Dick Dale

The King of the Surf Guitar is heading to New Orleans on April 12th (Sunday). Thanks to WTUL's ticket coordinator being pretty great at what he does, I've got a phone interview with him for the second half of tomorrow's show. This isn't the first interview I've done with him (trying to find the old one) and based on the last one chances are he'll run the show on his own, but I'm open to any suggestions for prompts. I have a few ideas of my own but I also used a bunch of them the first time around.

Of course, I'll edit it down for internet consumption afterwards.

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