Brave New Waves

Host: Patti Schmidt,  CBC Radio 2, Thursday April 3, 2003.

Q. “Where did you grow up for real?” (3:11)

Q. “What was the first piece you wrote?” (2:07)

Q. “What Liz Phair novel?” (1:20)

Q. “The Frank Black essay was a pamphlet?” (1:36)

Q. “What postering projects?” (8:47)


Joey Sweeney, Philadelphia Weekly, November 13, 2002.

“I am old and creaky and do not like to stand for long periods without my walker or the arm of a pretty nurse to lean upon.”

“Signals and Static: Loud Paper Interviews Camden Joy”

Mimi Zeiger, Loud Paper, Volume 4, Number 3.

“I was listening to Sonic Youth and I was wondering how to bring fuzz into storytelling.”

“Poster boy: Camden Finds his Lost Joy

Mike Miliard, Boston Phoenix, October 31-November 7, 2002.

“Design plays a huge element in how you apprehend a particular piece.”

“The Glorious Noise Interview with Camden Joy”

Jake Brown, Glorious Noise, November 19, 2001.

“No character is able to appreciate what a novelist puts him or her through in a book, I suppose.”

“The Joy of Camden”

Steven Jenkins, Detour Magazine, September 1998

“You could write a novel about revolution just from those few seconds of music.”

“Joy Shtick”

Elana Roston, New Times Los Angeles, May 4-10, 2000

“There are certain stories not being told, and ways of telling them that aren’t being used.”

“Joy to the World: An acclaimed music writer turns up between rock and a new place”

Pamela Polston, Seven Days, April 19 2000

“When you have the distribution that gets you into libraries, that’s it.”

Night & Day

Metroland, April 6-12, 2000.

Boy Island is the same thing I was doing with the postering—experimenting with broken-up narratives and layers of disguise between the narrator and the reader.”

“Will The Real Camden Please Stand Up?”

DIW 2.1, Spring 2000.

“I am perversely fascinated by tabloid celebrities, creatures invented behind-the-curtains by publishers and publicists, with help from paparazzi and gossip ne’er-do-wells.”

“Camden Joy’s Pop Obsession”

Jennifer Pryzybylski, The Metropolitan, January 18, 1999.

“All this stuff is so stupid, like arguing, ‘Hey, didn’t tinfoil used to be thicker?’”

“The Greatest Rock Critic”

Margit Detweiler, Philadelphia City Paper, December 17-24, 1998.

“I found that I hate classrooms and I bristle when someone says there are rules.”

“They Were Alive And They Spoke to Him”

Donald Anderson, The Space Age Bachelor, January, 1997, Issue 8.

“The spectator has become indistinguishable from the artist.”

“Pissing on the Pantheon”

Neil Gladstone, Philadelphia City Paper, December 12-18, 1996.

“I just hate when pantheons are created or when anything gets excluded.”