Author: Ian Zandi

Ian Zandi is a 21 year old human man-child that resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife. In his spare time, enjoys long woks on the beach as well as in the kitchen. Ian is a cook, comedian (comedy-Ian), Eagle Scout (no relation to Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird), writer, and a night-owl. Ian also likes referring to himself in the third person much like his alter-ego Elmo.

March 4, 2015

INTERVIEW : The Hawk In Paris

An interview with The Hawk In Paris' Dan Haseltine and Ian Zandi. Topics include their new single "Frozen Heart", finding inspiration, and why the band won't tour.

March 3, 2015

February 19, 2015

INTERVIEW : Naturalist

An IVM exclusive interview with post-hardcore band Naturalist. Conversation topics include their intriguing cover art, the new album direction, and staring at people just to creep them out.

February 10, 2015

INTERVIEW : Ellie Holcomb

This is a transcript of a phone interview I had over digital coffee today with CCM singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. The 30 minute conversation includes topics such as her album As Sure as the Sun, her involvement with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, potential collaboration with Jon Foreman, touring plans, a relatively-unknown side project, and her thoughts on streaming services.

January 28, 2015

January 27, 2015

INTERVIEW : Aaron Gillespie

A phone interview of Aaron Gillespie conducted by Ian Zandi for IVM on 1.27.15. Topics include his new worship album, touring plans, his time with Paramore, Breaking Bad, streaming music, and vinyl purchases.

January 25, 2015

REVIEW : The Frozen Ocean - Skeleton Key

'Skeleton Key' is the passion product of a man named Dave. The name “Dave” might sound ordinary and not that interesting. Dave is one of the most common names out there. What could he possibly bring to the table that any other Dave can’t provide to us already? Dave Swanson is actually quite the contrary to that.

January 19, 2015

REVIEW : Misty Edwards - Little Bird

Misty Edwards has been going to IHOP in Kansas City, KS for over 15 years now. No, not the pancake restaurant (though maybe she has, I don’t follow worship leader’s eating habits). This is the review for Misty's latest album, 'Little Bird'

January 14, 2015

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December 17, 2014

REVIEW : Sullivan - Heavy is the Head

My review of Sullivan's recent comeback album, Heavy is the Head, from Spartan Records. (There is that word again. Heavy. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with Earth's gravitational pull?)

December 11, 2014

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