September 18th – delivery of a healthy ten-track album called “Rolling in the Trash.” Mother and baby are doing well. In fact baby is already making its own radio appearances and hanging out at Bandcamp and I-tunes. Mother is happily recovering from massive stress, sleepless nights, trying to create a series of 30-hour days, and wrestling with Logic Pro while not understanding the manual.
Big thanks to Rob Raw, my partner, who played bass, helped when I was in over my head and was not afraid to tell me if an idea wasn’t working.
Rob Raw at the helm
And to my musician friends who came by to help in my hour of need!
Tom Peterson on drums
And to two people who made it all possible. Me….
….And YOU. Thanks for reading this and listening to my sounds ! (no photo, use a mirror)
It’s My Life ….and if I want to prance around on video in a PVC catsuit at my age, then so be it.
It’s YOUR life.…unless you’re a Buddhist it may be the only one you’ll get….go for it!
“It’s My Life” is a raw video collage of action and photos. The moving footage – me now. The photos – me (and fellow rockers) back then. Snapshots of moments in my life: the great, the sad, the bad, and the plain daft. I’m no longer the person in those photos anymore….but when I sing and play, then some essence of whatever was there survives, viasome kind of rock n roll alchemy. For which I’m eternally grateful.
Why record a song by another artist? I’ve written plenty of my own ….. But my rock n roll girlfriend at Fancy in NY sent me some tracks by cult pre-punk band Crushed Butler, and this one spoke to me. It said “Cover me or else!” Things fell into place; a reunion recording with the drummer from my 70s punk band The Accelerators. Then a chance meeting with the charismatic Darryl Read from Crushed Butler, who gave our version his blessing. And finally – the video It’s My Life (shot by Rob Raw)