It was an honor to moderate a roundtable discussion featuring a good friend of mine and great writer, Dave Hofer, and a metal legend like Danny Lilker. I heard about the production of Perpetual Conversion (Handshake, Inc.) several years ago, and was sold on it from the jump. Coming from an avid reader of rock biographies, I can honestly say it’s one of the most original I’ve ever read. Lilker isn’t your average subject. He’s from the underground, and has done everything his career with an underground mentality. Hofer delved deeped in to the essence of Lilker, and both shine in the process. This roundtable — which I moderated May 2 at Reckless Records in Wicker Park, Chicago — at least for me, brought the whole project full circle.