Since the late 1970s, Bruce Lee Gallanter has been a crucial figure on the Downtown scene. As an archivist/historian, Bruce was there for the very first New York concerts of artists like John Zorn, Fred Frith, Bill Laswell & Eugene Chadbourne. An early supporter of artists who went on to change the world, Bruce has been running Downtown Music Gallery, perhaps the most important shop for improvised and creative music in the world, for the past twenty six years. For this conversation, Bruce and I go back to his hometown roots in New Jersey to the early days at Studio Henry, all the way up to the present. This conversation was a long time in the making and one that I am incredibly proud to share.