The Interview by Ornaith O'Dowd
I've written about this song before on the blog; the song "was written about eight or nine years ago, following my first "grown-up" job interview, which I found an interesting, if slightly absurd, experience. It struck me that some of the questions they asked could be sort of interesting if removed from the horrible context of selling one's labor power. The song was performed once in 2002 at the Taibhdhearc Theatre, Galway. It was recorded during the summer of 2008. Ridiculously obscure fact: this was the first time I played mandolin on one of my recordings. I bought the no-name mandolin off Craigslist from a nice Russian lady in Flushing, Queens for fifty bucks."