Someone specifically asked about a portion of my bio that, in some versions, makes reference to me being a keyboardist and lyricist for a band, and since other people have asked me about it, I guess I’ll elaborate. Or, rather, I’ll give the highlights of the story.
Yes, I was a member of GWAR. Just kidding! About ten years ago (eeek) in a land called New York City, my friend Jon asked me to join his band, Boss Drum. Don’t bother googling “Boss Drum” because you’ll just get a lot of information about this album. We really didn’t hit big. We just had fun. We recorded songs. We made a CD, which apparently was sold in the Soviet states. We did shows at the Bat Cave, Limelight, the Bank, and Pyramid Bar. Two high points were when we opened for A Flock of Seagulls and Lords of Acid. I only wrote lyrics for a few songs, among them Running Away From Yesterday, Why am I Here (Without You), and I have a shared writing credit on When I Cry, though I don’t remember why. I just remember sitting in the studio all night and saying things like, “Yeah, that sounds cool.” And, “I’m hungry.” Or, “What time is it?”
Click here to listen to When I Cry. (This link/file will be disabled in about a week, lest I get sued, or something.) I always liked the bass line of this song. Still do.
**Update: if the file won’t play for you via the previous link, try this one, instead. If that doesn’t work either…oh, well.
Jon was also my roommate for a few years. Here’s a photo of us on our rooftop. Note the holes in my pants. We could only afford to be photographed from behind, because we were poor, starving artists. Some things never change. Note the Darth Vaderlike appearance of my hair from behind. Oy.)
Recently, Jon contacted me and mentioned something about Boss Drum tracks being on iTunes soon, which I alluded to here. I’m not sure when and if this will happen, but if does, I’ll be sure to post about it. Jon also asked if I have “any lyrics laying around the house” that I might want to send to him. There were some under the sofa cushions, so I sent those. We’ll see what happens. =)