My friend and web guru Aya suggested this forum and I haven't been too sure how to get it started. It's been 42 years now since we recorded No New York and the No Wave scene has been discussed often and quite thoroughly, but at the same time a lot of storytelling has been added and now with distance and some reflection maybe a more accurate picture could be put together, or maybe it's a question of deconstructing the "myth" and just treating it as a moment in time where quite a few things were happening that in some way were connected.
My new solo album - Odd Songs - Just released on Bandcamp and cassette (humanhoodrecordings). I started recording this several years ago as a follow up to Blood River Dusk, from 1997, and with various stops and starts finally got something together that I feel happy about. and coming out now in lockdown and the new solitary life feels right too as these are solitary moments and moods, mostly recorded in my little home studio.
The new Blood Quartet LP - Until My Darkness Goes - is out now, in all formats - Vinyl LP on Feeding Tube in Massachusetts and Gandula in Barcelona, a CD on Moorworks in Tokyo, a cassette on Zona Watusi in Barcelona and online at our bandcamp site:
Hot off the digital press - we've just released, on Bandcamp, a fabulous sounding live album from our UK tour last Spring. Almost all the songs from Deep Red plus two new ones. You can download here (name your own price):
More hot news - Blood Quartet will be opening for Thurston Moore Group at Apolo2 in Barcelona on November 21st. Showtime 830 pm sharp! We all love Thurston but no holds barred for the big match. it will be blow for blow at the Apolo!
Blood Quartet is finishing the season with some July shows around Barcelona. We're also continuing our residency at Fabra i Coats Arts Lab and we'll be working there all summer and into the fall on the songs for our next LP. Visitors welcome so let us know if you're in town and would like to stop by!
July 8th - El Pumarejo de Barcelona - in Gracia, c/Gomis 42. 9pm
July 15th - The Exploding Plastic Fest #03: caos controlat de música i movement - At Hangar in Poble Nou, Barcelona 5-12pm. I'll also appear in duo with Pierre Bastien.
I grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, a residential suburb across the river from Manhattan. Started playing trumpet in the school band as a kid, marching at football games or parades in fall and spring, and playing classical greatest hits in school auditoriums in the winter. But it was in my early teens that I really discovered music, listening on a small transistor radio to mid sixties pop hits and on an old tube short wave set to all the strange sounds between stations that seemed from outer space.
Upcoming shows - Blood Quartet
This is the first batch of shows for what is shaping up to be a busy year for us, including a short but potent UK tour, which will be my first appearance there. Looking forward to it!!
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February 7th, 2017 marks 40 years of my onstage career, starting with the first Mars show at CBGB's on that date in 1977. The first 14 years I spent in New York City and the last 26 in Barcelona. We have set up this site and blog to house archives of all my past projects and ongoing documentation of my current ones.