When Tim started Double Cross in 2008 and brought me into the mix, a first conversation on the topic went like this:
Tim: Dude, with a blog site like this, we can post stuff, interview people, put up photos… it will be like a zine with daily updates.
Me: This sounds incredible. I’m in. I want to do a bunch of interviews. We need to interview Mike Judge. Now I have a legitimate reason to harass Mike Judge for an interview.
Tim: Yes. We need to interview Mike Judge.
Me: No question.
5 years later upon the re-birth of JUDGE we finally got it to happen. Granted Mike has done a few other interviews in that time but we wanted to get every possible detail and dissect what Mike has lived and written about in hardcore and his life outside of it.
Tim, Ed and I sat down with Mike for over 6 hours in what is only the first half of the interview. It was fucking mind blowing. We left that night shaking Mike’s hand as bigger JUDGE fans than we had already been. Whatever power and emotion previously came through in those lyrics was now amplified tenfold and with the heavy voice from Mike’s first hand account.
I could sit here and summarize so much of it, but let’s just say this: if you are even remotely interested in NYHC or JUDGE, you really should just drop everything and read each entry as it is posted. Thanks to Mike and Todd for making this happen. Part I will be dropping tomorrow. –Gordo DCXX