Friday, April 29, 2005

Live from Gingerman: An interview with Gapers Block's Andrew Huff

this is an audio post - click to play


For those who don't know, GapersBlock.com is a sort of hipster guide to things going on around Chicago, kind of like Gawker but not nearly as bitter and self-important. Gapers Block also holds a monthly boozefest at different pubs around the city, giving the staff a chance to get drunk with readers and to get the kind of feedback you'd never get from a focus group. Tonight's get-together was at Gingerman, coincidentally enough in my neighborhood; the MP3 file above is a five-minute interview I conducted with Andrew Huff, editor-in-chief, concerning all kinds of subjects - how GB is doing, what he thinks of all the mainstream media attention the site's been getting, and what it was like to get drunk with Jason Kottke at SxSW, among other topics.