Barnwell Live at Papa Jazz


SceneSC: What’s the first album you remember loving as a kid?

Tyler Gordon: The first one I remember actually listening to for real and loving was Weezer’s Blue Album.

SceneSC: What as the first album you bought with your own money?

TG: I don’t remember the first one I bought, but it was probably Blink 182.

SceneSC: What was the first local band you were a fan of?

TG: The Taxi Chaps. I used to bum around them and make Chaz teach me Weezer songs.

SceneSC: What’s the most recent album you bought or have been listening to lately?

TG: Susto’ album has been on repeat for me, for like a month now. That and Transfiguration of Vincent by M. Ward. Not new to me or anyone, but I’ve been stuck on it. It’s so good.

SceneSC: You’ve been around the Columbia music scene for a little while now. What’s been your favorite 2 year era so far?

TG: I kinda was out of the music scene here for a while. I was around it back in the 2002-2009 days, then not really around from about 2009 up until last year. If I’m picking an era, I’m going back to The Heist and the Accomplice, No Way Jose!, Brave Horatius, all the stuff that was and became Fork and Spoon. Plus Baumer and all kinds of other bands were around back then too. It was awesome. So I’d say probably like 2004-2006. But I will also say the stuff that’s coming out of Columbia today is ridiculous. Since I kind of re-connected with the local music scene, I haven’t heard of a new local band now that turns out to be no good. Everybody has so much talent and they’re using it really well.

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