Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Ian MacKaye on being punk, using e-mail, and managing to survive

Much like Glenn Danzig, Ian MacKaye is a punk legend. And while he’s never really left the public eye, the fact that he’s not as beloved or acclaimed as he arguably should be has made the onetime Minor Threat and Fugazi member one of those guys everyone in music writing just loves to love.

MacKaye has probably done thousands of interviews over his lifetime, but the latest and one of the most interesting comes courtesy of counterculture publication Huck. Writer Andrea Kurland Skyped with the musician as part of a theme issue on survival, and while she admits to being unable to “look him in the eye,” she still manages to ask him all sorts of interesting questions about life, death, and what it means to be popular. MacKaye, always game for a chat, plays along, dropping gems like this one:

In my industry, statistics seem to be …

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