10.05.2016

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUSTIN ELLERBUSCH

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUSTIN ELLERBUSCH

Creator of The Peoplist.

Alright, what's your name, where are you from and what do you do?
Austin Ellerbusch. I am from Phoenix Arizona. My day job I am a behavior therapist with young Autistic children.

What exactly is "The Peoplist"?
The Peoplist is my answer to Jenkem Skateboard Magazine's featured playlist but my goal is to take that idea further than just skateboarders and cover all counter culture. The Peoplist trims the fat of a traditional interview but also is much more intimate. You can learn a lot from a 10 song playlist... Values, intelligence, overall style of that person. It's fun and inclusive for the featured person and the reader/ listener.

Why'd you start doing this?
About 2 months ago I was diagnosed with Melanoma in my lymph nodes. I have been missing a lot of work going through treatment and had a major surgery about a month ago which had all my lymph nodes removed from my right armpit and a removal of a possible throat tumor (which ended up clear). In that time I was recovering I was bored and depressed from all the Oxycodone, the idea came about around 4 in the morning, 5 days into recovery, about the first day I woke up from being in an opiate coma. Immediately I ran my idea by my boy Chase Mason, he sings for a bad ass band Gatecreeper and he became my first list.

What is no playlist complete without?
A playlist isn't complete without sharing it. 

What are your albums of the year so far?
Krimewatch - Demo
Gatecreeper - Sonoran Deprivation
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
Chain of Flowers - Self Titled
Fury - Paramount
21 Savage and Metro Boomin - Savage Mode
So many this is a difficult question right now haha.

Of anyone alive or dead, whose ten song playlist would you want to see the most?
I really want to get one from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth or J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. 
They are my favorite people in punk and have been for almost 10 years.

What are some of your goals for The Peoplist? 
My end game here is to have a completely independent 24 hour radio by the people involved in counter culture for counter culture. 

Do you have a message for the youth?
Move the movement, that's why it's a movement. Don't sit on your ass.