My interview with “The Vanderbilt Hustler”

Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective. As I told ‘The Tennessean’ in 2008, “since moving to Nashville twenty-five years ago, I have met people whose lives do not remotely reflect the caricature of what many outside our city presume to be a ‘Nashvillian’ or the Nashville experience.” “Underground Nashville” thus explores the soul of the city, not its surface—offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew


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My interview with The Vanderbilt Hustler

by Dave Carew

After the release of my latest novel Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville, I was interviewed about my novel by The Vanderbilt [university] Hustler. I thought the reporter at the Hustler asked some particularly probing questions; I particularly enjoyed revealing why I felt compelled to write the story, why it’s set in underground Nashville, and which specific authors and filmmakers influenced my novel. I hope you might take six minutes to listen to this interview. You’ll find the podcast here:

David M. (Dave) Carew is editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, and copywriter.



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One Response to “My interview with “The Vanderbilt Hustler””

  1. David Yates Says:

    Great interview, Dave! I really enjoyed hearing the background and inspiration for your book. You’re one smart dude!

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