While dropping in from whatever galaxy they were visiting this week and, like myself, trying to stay within the proper time-frame of NYC parking regulations (that could eat up the profits), MODERN MAN appeared at the METROPOLITAN ROOM on W. 22d Street in the former Men's Clothing District. OK ---segue---click on the right side on THE DAILY ROOSTER and we will talk about that and other matters of such great import.
Now the appearance by the hellions of hooliganism aka Modern Man. The turnout was, truly, almost as good as their performance. Aside from the "known" material there were, as usual, a few surprises. Without going into too much detail let it just be said that from humor to a serious moment and back to humor worked well---as only sincere pros can do.
On a personal note I have to say how touched and embarrassed I was by David Buskin's comments about me. I don't take compliments well and, as I always say, they are the talent. Being a conduit is like being a pipe===you want the oil and not the pipe it flows through.
OH--such modest analogies. I guess now is a good time to mention that you should listen to SUNDAY SIMCHA on Aug. 29. Mare Winningham has a song---What Would David Do?. Well, as to Buskin, we know it is JEWS DON'T CAMP.
Now is a good time to suggest you click on the right side on THE ALMOST DAILY ROOSTER. There you will find some very clever videos (aside from the ones here--including Family Guy) and some random thoughts of this past week. Not necessarily musically inspired.
As you may have surmised by now that this site will update various programs that are on WFDU and some local appearances by artists but the main thrust is a connection with the listenership to TRADITIONS, SUNDAY SIMCHA, and TABLETALK. A connection with all the wonderful folks in cyberspace that might find the programs and the other pages of interest is a bonus.
Some of the artists that have appeared on the programs have evinced an interest in attending NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) this year. It is held at Kutshers Country Club (quite the misnomer--one could do quite a riff on that name) in November. While I have been attending for many years now and found it a wonderful experience mingling with such great talents I have to say that my plans for attending this year are quite uncertain for various reasons. Many having to do with the organization sponsoring the event and the facility one has to pay bucks to reside in as a neighbor of things you would hire an exterminator to clear your home of. That said, I surely do not want to discourage any of the people that have evinced the interest I mentioned.
SO-a few CDs (dare I say "recordings' and date myself---or as Christine Lavin once said to me---"..dating yourself---you are a sick person") you might want to know about:
MODERN MAN: Assisted Living
TERRI HENDRIX: The Spiritual Kind
EMILY KURN: Things Change
AUSTIN LOUNGE LIZARDS: The Drugs I Need
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