I can’t tell you how much the music of Suicide has meant to me over the years. For me, they were the sound of CBGB’s. I had never heard anything like it before, and nothing since. I’m looking forward to performing my new piece, Go (For Alan Vega) at the LIC Bar in Long Island City on Sunday, August 28, for the first time. It’s the last Sunday of the summer. We’ve had a great run. Thanks to all of the great musicians who came to play, Sasha Dobson, Daria Grace, J. Walter Hawkes, Tom Beckham, and Brian Cavanagh Strong. And all of the Pre-Ponies who did their thing with Daria and Sasha’s Band, with Jason Mills on drums, Daria Grace on bass, and Grandpa’s drum machine.
The music for Rocko’s Modern Life was about as much fun as I’ve ever had composing and performing music for cartoons and t.v. The band was ALIVE! Kevin Norton (drums and percussion) Dave Hofstra (bass & tuba) Art Baron (trombone) Rob DeBellis (woodwinds) and I got to play a lot of guitar and organ. We also had help from Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Steve Swell (trombone) Jim Leff (trombone) Rachelle Garniez (accordion) Laura Seaton (violin) Dave Douglas (trumpet) and Tony Trischka (banjo). More!
Spend the last Sunday of the Summer with me, Sasha Dobson, and Daria Grace And The Pre-War Ponies at the LIC Bar in Long Island City. I start things off at 4:00 with some concert and soundtrack music. Sasha Dobson and her band, with Jason Mills on drums and Daria Grace on bass go on at 5:00. Daria Grace and The Pre-War Ponies perform at 6:00. I return at 7:00 with Sasha on drums, and Daria on bass. We’re also joined by J. Walter Hawkes on trombone, Tom Beckham on vibes, and Brian Cavananagh-Strong on keyboards and piano. Big Fun.
I’m going to be performing the last Sunday of the month, May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28 at the LIC Bar in Long Island City. I’ll be sharing the bill with Sasha Dobson and Daria Grace and The Pre-War Ponies. I’ll start things off at 4:00 with some soundtrack music and concert pieces. Sasha’s up next at 5:00 and Daria goes on at 6:00. We’ll all be back together for a little more at 7:00. The LIC Bar is a great spot, hope to see you there.
This is the first in a series of piano/guitar duets that I recorded with Eleonor Sandresky. The piece was originally composed for a documentary film based on the Electromagnetic Spectrum called “Radiate” and was performed by a small chamber orchestra. I like the sound of the piano and guitar together. It’s a little tricky.
Thanks Nan Goldin for the powerful photographs and to Aperture for putting on the event. And thank you Laurie Anderson, Martha Wainwright, The Bush Tetras, and Samuel Rohrer for helping with the soundtrack. It was a one night stand. Fader published this interview.
I’m looking forward to working with Laurie Anderson, Martha Wainwright, Samuel Rohrer, and the Bush Tetras at the Aperture Benefit on October 26 at Terminal 5. We’ll be providing a live soundtrack to Nan Goldin’s “Ballad Of Sexual Dependency.”