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.
Or EAR THWIS E > THWIS