Interview / Bob Martin (from It’s Psychedelic Baby magazine)

Thank you very much for agreeing to this interview, Bob. I have been a fan of Midwest Farm Disaster for many years now. You were born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1942. What can you tell us about your childhood?

I am the son of a house painter who supported a wife and 3 children.  We lived in a small 5 room house in a middle class neighborhood.  This was a happy time in my life; there were a lot of kids and we played outside most of the time.  We didn’t have a lot of money and I didn’t realize that we were poor until I went to high school and saw how some kids lived.  We didn’t have TV until I was 12 so my fun was to read.  We always had books in the house.  My mother loved books and we had a good library.  She introduced me to Jack Kerouac’s writing.

Read the full interview here.