Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Unorganized Hancock Makes Videos, Like Humans Do
Your favorite unorganized band, Unorganized Hancock, is back and better'n ever, with their gloss on Like Humans Do by David Byrne.
David Byrne is an interesting fellow. He's part of a very fertile batch of artists, musicians, authors, actors, and assorted ne'er-do-wells that emerged from The Rhode Island School of Design back in the late sixties and seventies, which also includes two other members of the Talking Heads, Charles Rocket, David Macauley, Martin Mull -- and my older brother, who shares the ten-year-old drummer's name, and who gives the big one music lessons on Skype in all his spare time, a non-existent thing if there ever was one. He tried to teach me how to play thirty years ago, but I'm lazy and discovered you could get gigs if you just owned a bass, so not much of it did me any good. He's having more luck banging glissandos and fermatas and solfeggios, which are all various kinds of pasta, I think, into The Heir's head.
If you'd like to throw those minstrel boys a coin, there's a PayPal button in the right hand column. The boys play live, and record, using equipment we were able to purchase for them because of the generosity of my readers. Many thanks! Generosity: it's what humans do, or at least the ones I've met on the Intertunnel.
[Update: Wow, Charles E. from New Mexico made a generous donation to the boys, and suggested they might like to purchase Nehru jackets with the loot. Sage advice, if you ask me, but the boys will probably waste the money on a digital input/output signal processor instead. Jeez, kids these days. No sense of style. Many thanks!]
[Up-Update: Wow again. Melissa K. from Tejas is very generous, and we all thank her for it. They should make her the mayor of Texas. I'd vote for her twice]
[Upper-Update: Kathleen M. from Connecticut restores my faith in humanity -- not one iota less than that]