Posted on July 15, 2014 at 8:35 am

Jesse Green invited me to do a live interview with him at this year’s Inaugural Vulture Festival sponsored by New York Magazine. He also asked if I would bring along an additional singer, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get to know Stephanie J. Block, who I’ve seen do such amazing work for many years although we’ve never gotten to work together. Thankfully, Stephanie was not only available, but she agreed to learn five songs she’d never sung before, and to learn them in the space of less than a week!

This video comprises most of the conversation and all of the performances, and Jesse asked some good questions and had some great observations, but what was much more awesome is how he turned into a total geeking-out fan around Stephanie. (Truth be told, I am now also a total geeking-out fan around Stephanie, and I hope we’ll be singing together a lot more soon!)