I'm told that at least one table of four people left the Doveman show on Saturday because of Sam's cacophonous accordion solo in the middle of our otherwise very sweet (and Chopin Barcarolle-inspired) cover of "Fade Into You." Sam, you did me proud.
Earlier tonight went to the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Michael Showalter's "The Baxter,", which features a King of France song over the closing credits (also some lovely as always singing from Angela McCluskey at the end -- what a voice). A nice, sweet romantic comedy, although one that I think was not meant to be laughed at quite as uproariously as it was -- I'm guessing that at least 70 percent of the 600-person crowd was a friend of cast or crew.
Tomorrow night I'll be playing a short set with Chocolate Genius at the Knitting Factory, as part of the Gigantic Music party (I think...not clear on the details). Apparently free, but you have to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. I'm told we play at 10:30. The Knitting Factory website says that Calla is also playing, which is not to be missed.
Here is the cover of Doveman's upcoming CD, "The Acrobat," drawn by our official graphics man Mr. Gabriel Greenberg.
The record will be officially released on July 26th through Swim Slowly Records. Anyone who's coming to the Doveman show on Saturday @ BAMcafe can buy copies there. After that, they won't be available until the release.
Tonight heard the Tord Gustavsen trio @ Merkin Hall. I feel a lot of kinship with this guy...like if I was playing jazz piano, it would sound a whole lot like this. Both people I've played the CD for so far have mentioned that too.
Listening makes me want to do the piano trio record I've been thinking about for a while now, w/ Dougie Bowne and Zach Wallace.
Just got back from the National's record release party at Supreme Trading. The sound was horrid, the room was packed uncomfortably full, and Matt was singing somewhat more out of tune than usual. Somehow, "About Today" was still heartbreaking.
I've gotten seven pieces of spam today with the subject line "please suck my testicles gently."