Radio Interview with Sooyoung of Bitch Magnet

Photo by Kaiser Hwang

This Thursday, my interview with Sooyoung Park about the reunion of his band Bitch Magnet airs on APEX Express. (That’s radio producer Robynn Takayama capturing audio at the interview the night before they played in San Francisco back in October.)

I first met Sooyoung when he was the frontman of indie rock band Seam and I interviewed him for a college journalism class. We have since become friends. I usually don’t interview my friends, but in this case, it was nostalgic fun to revisit the era of our first interview. Bitch Magnet (circa late ’80s) came before Seam (’90s), so for Sooyoung, the reunion of this band is taking him way back. What is it like to come back to songs you wrote 25 years ago?

The show airs Thursday, 7 to 8 pm PST. To tune in live online, visit kpfa.org or via terrestrial radio go to 94.1 FM KPFA.

UPDATE 1/6/2013: The audio for the segment is up now. Listen to it here.