Reporter's Notebook

The art and science of the interview

From Reggae to Folk and Back Again

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It’s been a busy week.  But, besides the interview with Judy Collins I did a few days ago (which I expect will be posted soon), I also talked to Jamaican Reggae artist Richie Spice today.  I always try to conduct interviews in person to avoid issues with bad telephone connections. Landlines are the least worse of phone calls.   Cell phones are the worst – notorious for bad connections and dropped calls.  A tip for anybody being interviewed … do it in person.  Otherwise, you risk sounding terrible, or not being heard at all.  As much as T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon want to convince us that mobile technology is terrific, there is one thing they don’t seem to quite have down yet – phone calls.

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Written by Interviewer

October 12, 2012 at 12:23

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