My friend and web guru Aya suggested this forum and I haven't been too sure how to get it started. It's been 42 years now since we recorded No New York and the No Wave scene has been discussed often and quite thoroughly, but at the same time a lot of storytelling has been added and now with distance and some reflection maybe a more accurate picture could be put together, or maybe it's a question of deconstructing the "myth" and just treating it as a moment in time where quite a few things were happening that in some way were connected.
I grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, a residential suburb across the river from Manhattan. Started playing trumpet in the school band as a kid, marching at football games or parades in fall and spring, and playing classical greatest hits in school auditoriums in the winter. But it was in my early teens that I really discovered music, listening on a small transistor radio to mid sixties pop hits and on an old tube short wave set to all the strange sounds between stations that seemed from outer space.
February 7th, 2017 marks 40 years of my onstage career, starting with the first Mars show at CBGB's on that date in 1977. The first 14 years I spent in New York City and the last 26 in Barcelona. We have set up this site and blog to house archives of all my past projects and ongoing documentation of my current ones.