Two years ago I hosted a Tom Waits tribute at Bar Four, which to my recollection, was a wonderful night — the multiple glasses of whiskey that I consumed that evening did their very best to ensure that the memory of the experience remain fuzzy, but my brain cells appear to have been resilient. Or resilient enough, anyway.
About a year after that, my uber talented friend, Tom Curtin remembered that tribute and suggested that I submit my songs to something called The Puppet Playlist, a bi-monthly event that showcases the talents of both puppeteers and musicians paying homage to an artist or to a theme. Unfortunately, I submitted my music too late to be considered for their debut evening, which happened to be a Tom Waits tribute, but I have played the last four Puppet Playlists…
#2 – The Magnetic Fields
#3 – David Bowie (which I performed with Pearl and the Beard’s Emily Hope Price)
#4 – “The Seven Deadly Sins”
#5 – “Country Music”
The organizer of the Playlists, Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin have put together five amazing evenings over the course of a year and all signs point to The Puppet Playlist continuing to kick ass… Word on the streets is that Playlist # 6 will be a tribute to They Might be Giants. Keep your eyes on that by visiting the new website… HERE!
Here’s a video of me throwing down at Playlist #4 this past December, for which I used “Dynamic Public Speaker” to say a little something about one of my favorite sins — VANITY!