My first encounter with David Poe didn’t go so well. It was at his show in an East Village Bar in 2002. He was not in top form; I was underwhelmed, despite being a fan of his records. A few years later, we reconnected and I had quite the opposite experience. We talked about music and business and the business of music and sort of bonded. Since then, we’ve been mutual supporters of each other’s work whenever possible. Because I really love the rough tracks, I can’t wait to hear the new record he’s working on.