Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Jeff Campbell: James Brown. His sensibility of funky was at an inordinately high level and he never forgot the important things about performing his music live. His approach to rhythm composition separated him from the pack, and set the bar for everything claiming to be funky afterwards. He was a genius.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
My mind as of late has rarely been on music, poetry or art and so on. Instead, I have been preoccupied by the crisis in the Middle East, the dramatic changes within our own country and the general population's apathy about it.Continue reading for more from Jeff Campbell.