Many friends and fellow musicians lived in Columbia House, which suffered a devastating fire last week. There are two benefits coming up which I’ll be performing in – the one above is on the 9th at Precinct in Union Square, and I’ll be getting all horn-y with Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys.
The week after on Thursday (the 13th of September) I’ll be playing with Brendan himself at the Middle East Downstairs. Please come out to both shows if you can, they promise to be wonderful!Originally published at David's blog.
I had the pleasure & honor of playing on a couple of tracks of Brendan Burns’ first album, TimeStamp. We recorded it live in the main room of the Somerville Theatre, which was special in and of itself. Brendan describes it as a “musical photograph” of everyone involved, which is a perfect description.
It’s a fantastic album, please go listen and share it far and wide!Originally published at David's blog.
I think my favorite line is probably:
The record shifts locales from Berlin nightclubs to Nino Rota-scored Italian back alleys, but the most raucous moments might still be those most reminiscent of the kingpins of Balkan brass, Fanfare Ciocarlia.
Dude. They compared us to freaking Fanfare Ciocarlia.Originally published at David's blog.
On my way back from performing with Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band at The Steampunk World’s Fair, I detoured to Staten Island to visit my best friend and her (three month old!) daughter. My route back up to Boston skirted around the city, so what better to do than stick the camera out the window and trip the shutter a couple times?Originally published at David's blog.
I’m moderately surprised at myself for posting these on the blog, but I like how they turned out, especially of the Zakim. Taken with a really crappy cell phone camera and processed by Instagram. Observational powers and photographic concepts all by me, though! :)published at David's blog.