Just so you know
October 28, 2014
I played a bass Melodica live onstage for the first time at the Joan Jett tribute concert. I also made a maybe too long speech about how one time some creep threw a bottle at Joan’s head and she got knocked down, flat out on the stage, and then got back up and finished the fucking song. A person could say “That is soooo badass” but to me it is so much more than some cliche’ phrase. I like to think that when she got up and continued, she didn’t just get up and play the song, she “got up” for the first woman who walked onto an all male construction crew, for the boy with the beautiful high pitched voice in choir class who everyone makes fun of but he just keeps on singing because it is his favorite thing in the world, and she got up for me, a feminist musician who has often wanted to just fucking give up. I am so honored to have played the benefit for “kids Rock” that honored Joan. It’s about all kids having access to music, and the kids there were so kind and enthusiastic, it just felt good.
A great night. And Roger Clark from NY1 was there (that’s our local news station that Adam and I are obssessed with). You can’t see it too well in the above picture but Adam actually has Roger and his co-anchor Pat Kiernan ON HIS GUITAR STRAP. So they are always close to his heart when he plays!