edit to add, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012: I went in to Safeway to try to buy the Jeremy Lin Sports Illustrated but instead walked out with The New Yorker because it had a blurb about Doomtree in New York doing something called Wugazi, a mash-up of Fugazi and Wu-Tang clan. Now I only know of Doomtree because it or they played a show at St. Olaf’s College in St. Paul, MN the same day as my cousin’s Bar Mitzvah – his band Souldiers played an old school bowling alley — in fact, the photo above on the “Plastic Alto” masthead is me throwing the rock that very day, by Terry Acebo Davis — I was digging Desa from Doomtree and bought her cd, a book of her poetry and two t-shirts from that show – it also featured Ted Leo I spoke to that day. I was watching Coen Brother’s “A Serious Man” during a break in the Bar Mitzvah weekend action.
I don’t really know that much about Wu-Tang other than the music from “Ghost Dog” if that says anything. And I only saw Fugazi once, plus “Instrument” screening at the Whitney, yet I am obsessed by Ian MacKaye who I sent the above cryptic cellphone capture to, or tried to. It’s words from the recent book, also called “Instrument” about mostly indie musicians and their guitars.
three years later I am editing to add to this post in that the computer generated a link from Today’s post — March 8, 2015 to this post because they both reference RZA: the “IM” in the headline refers to Ian MacKaye, who I met when his band The Evens played at Terman. (Truth be told, I kind of wore him down, with my gushing enthusiasm). Here is a link to the book, on Chronicle imprint, I bought, also called, like the movie about Fugazi, IM’s other more famous band, “Instrument”
and1: if you are reading this but thinking about Stevenson House the senior center in Palo Alto, California, ask yourself if you want to subject the well-being of seniors to market forces and “savvy investors” (so now I can tag this “plato’s republic”, i.e policy).
andand: the Dessa Doomtree Ted Leo show was actually at The Mac.