Somewhere in my mid 20's, I saw Chris Smith's documentary American Movie, chronicling Mark Borchardt's unrelenting drive to make his film Coven (not pronounced like oven but co-ven) a reality.
I could relate to all the setbacks and struggles Mark encountered in my own endeavors to take what little I had and turn it into something real, fulfilling my own dreams. Mark's perseverance to see his vision through is something to be in awe of and I think less thoughtful people saw his struggle as humorous. What I saw was motivating and inspiring. This film is for anyone who has struggled against the odds, limited finances, naysayers and their own sometimes destructive nature to see a task through.
This figure from Death By Toys is one of the things I hopped on fastest upon realizing it was available. A beautiful little figure, housed in pitch-perfect packaging and signed by the man, Mark Borchard himself. Truly one of my favorite figures of all time!
So as someone who without argument likes Lurker of Chalice and Leviathan too much this interview was a lot of fun to conduct. To start the interview you will find a list of Jef's top six guitar influences.