Asch to Asch, dub to dub

DJ Olive

Photo by David Binney in Italy.

I met David when he was with Joey Baron I think, they played at Hotel Cabana, where the Beatles once stayed. No, it was the Leni Stern show. Those were the only two shows I did in the Cabana Room and I sometimes get them confused.

A couple years later I was in Williamsburg visiting David Beech and we were at this Jamaican restaurant that’s no longer there. I think it was called Bleu Drawers. The guy at the table next to us started gesturing a bowing motion with his arms. I asked him “Are you talking about Matt Haimovitz?” That was Gregor Asch pka DJ Olive; they were talking about Matt being part of the Ropeadope music tour, which I caught at The Independent on Divis which was formerly known as Justice League and Kennel Club.

Anyhoo, I am doing this shout out to the Mr. Asch because I was linking to his father or grandfather or great grandfather in the previous post. I didn’t realized he was also later in the Whitney Biennial. Good job. Good one.

As your eyes adjust to the dark you realize you’re 
on the balcony overlooking the tent. after a while your eyes adjust further and you start to make
 out the moose heads mounted at eye-level around the walls looking down onto the tent with 
sleeping people inside.

And it was Greenpoint not Williamsburg, Bleu Drawes Cafe.

The Joey Baron band I am thinking of was JB, Adam Levy, Steve Cardenas and Tony Scher. The Leni Stern band would have been LS, David Binney, maybe Kenny Wolleson. Jenny Scheinman played with Leni later; I recall bringing them a North Beach birthday cake but did not make the show, the following year. I also recall that Joe Russo at one point worked in her office, and a lady whose name I do not recall but was an aspiring actress and I caught her playing a stiff on “Law and Order.” This is a little off topic from DJ Olive or is it?

I saw David Binney in Fall, 2008 doing a benefit for polio cure with some Indian Musicians, at Flint Center in Cupertino, with my dad, sponsored by Rotary Club.

edit to add:

I was checking on the DJ Olive site, to close this out, and I noticed it say that they are mastering a new cd called THWIS.

So, EARTHWISE give shout of praise to THWIS.


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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