Published Mar 31, 2016Though SXSW is long over, Nardwuar the Human Serviette keeps on cranking out interviews he conducted during his stay in Austin, Texas at an alarming rate. The latest conversation from the tam-topped Canadian music journalist features American R&B singer Timmy Thomas, whose hit "Why Can't We Live Together" was famously sampled to create Drake's "Hotline Bling."
A marathon interview by Nardwuar's standards, clocking in at over 28 minutes, Thomas discusses the writing process behind "Why Can't We Live Together," how he recorded the song using only an organ and one microphone, and how he found out about Drake's use of the song, all while expressing gratitude and admiration towards the Canadian hip-hop icon for giving new life to his music with a different message.
Thomas also spoke about his relationship with Clarence "Blowfly" Reid, having played organ on his Zodiac Blowfly LP. Make yourself comfortable and watch all 28 minutes of Nardwuar's conversation/history lesson with Thomas below.