LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 28: Billy Barton of Population Zero, The Charlie Few

Billy Barton/July 3, 2013

Joseph A. Gervasi interviews Billy Barton, who grew up on a farm and joined the USMC upon graduating high school. Billy served all around the world, including Kosovo. Billy wound up landing in Philadephia, where he was taken in by the West Philly scene and came to bring the “lead from the front” attitude he learned from the Marine Corps to putting on shows, playing in the bands Population Zero and The Charlie Few, putting out a ‘zine detailing how to put on DIY shows, and more. Billy has some interesting views on the Clintonian “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in place during his service and the military of today where that policy is no more. Billy’s get-to-it attitude and positivity make for an interview that’s both entertaining and inspiring.

 

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Joseph A. Gervasi

Joseph co-owns DiabolikDVD.com, programs films and events as a founding member of Exhumed Films, and is a freelance writer, reviewing films for Cinedelphia. Joseph was a founding member of the Cabbage Collective in Philadelphia and Orgasmic Productions in NJ, organizing DIY hardcore punk and spoken word shows. He also "sang" in The Orgasmic Toilet Band (TOTB). He edited NO LONGER A FANzine (NLAFz) and co-edited the later stages of Philly Zine. Gervasi co-conceived The Valerie Project with Greg Weeks.
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