I absolutely love that this is finally being TALKED ABOUT! It's like David's poking a bear that really needs to get its ass kicked, but nobody else is willing to do it.
The part of the interview that struck me was the part about being a curator. I think that'll be one of the most important roles on the internet (which is why I started Bandcamp's Best of course). But mostly because listeners of music generally don't know what they want. The majority of them DON'T want to be DJs, they want someone to do the legwork, find out what's worthwhile, and hook them up.
One thing I can't figure out how to do (as a curator) is make money. I want to promote indie musicians, but don't want non-relevant ads all over a young band trying to make a name for themselves. Not sure where I'm going with this, just wanted to let my brain wander...
Anyhoo, great interview (and photo!). I always wondered what David looked like after reading all his articles on the trichordist.