The J Files is one of the most popular shows on Triple J and Richard Kingsmill is its well-regarded and knowledgeable presenter. Each week he features an artist or band, a genre, a year or a theme. The shows receive input from enthusiastic listeners through its website and phoned-in requests. Kingsmill has conducted much research in the course of assembling over 250 subjects and he has interviewed a great many musical heavyweights. The J Files Compendium draws upon this rich archive. It is organised alphabetically and contains interviews with an impressive range of indie and mainstream artists, photos from respected music photographer, Tony Mott, plus heaps of lists, quizzes and trivia and more trivia. The J Files Compendium provides a fascinating browse for anyone who has ever been passionate about music. Kingsmill is the music buff's music buff and brings to the book his enthusiasm, vast knowledge and wry sense of humour.