Update: Due to some unfortunate-but-understanding channel issues, the current host of my Blue Like Jazz interview has been switched to password-protected mode. We’ll be moving it to our Wild Goose Festival Vimeo channel soon; in the meantime, you can watch it by entering the password “miller.”
Last month I got to hang out at my favorite bar, Big Boss Brewery’s taproom, with two generations of indie Christian icons: Steve Taylor and Don Miller. They’ve teamed up to bring us Blue Like Jazz: The Movie, based on Miller’s nearly decade-long best-selling collection of vignettes of faith and coming of age. I interviewed them on behalf of the partnership between BLJ and the Wild Goose Festival, the arts, justice, and spirituality festival that’s helping create a world that’s recognized as wholly holy.
Here’s the trailer for the film:
And here’s the trailer for the Goose:
You should check out theaters in your area this weekend to see if Blue Like Jazz is playing; supporting an independent production like this in its opening weekend is crucial for its overall success. And you should really join us this June 21-24 at Shakori Hills campground in North Carolina. We’re going to have so many amazingly gifted artists, musicians, community organizers, spiritual wisdom-holders, ragamuffins, agitators, and ne’er-do-wells. And most of all, plenty of new friends and community that you can take with you. This week only, enter “bluelikejazz” at checkout, and get 15% off any Wild Goose registration! Our way of saying thanks for supporting good films and good festivals.
Without further ado, here’s the 30-minute interview between Steve, Don, and myself. I think we all had a good time.
(Remember: “miller” will let you watch this video.)