Monday, May 18, 2009

WFMU radio interview

May 18 — Steve Massa and I were on WFMU tonight for a full hour on "The Speakeasy with Dorian", hosted by Dorian Devins and co-hosted by Bruce Bennett. Bruce is a great film writer who I reconnected with in 2000 when he wrote a profile on me and Stuart Oderman for TimeOut New York during MoMA 2000. Bruce and I went to NYU at the same time and were in the same dorm (Brittany, on 10th and Bway), and he talks about hearing me play for Bill Everson's classes during the interview. Bruce also wrote a piece for the New York Sun about the Mabel Normand Head Over Heels show I did at Walter Reade (which Steve introduced).

Below are photos I snapped of Bruce and Dorian before we got started. There wasn't time to talk a group photo afterwards, as the next show's personnel came in when we were done and we had to scoot.

Steve and I were on for the whole hour, and had a great time. I even threw in a few plugs and thank-you's for MoMA's education department, projectionists, my band score premiering in Milford CT next month et al. It was a great show, and a good dry-run for Lopate tomorrow.

listen to Steve and Ben on "The Speakeasy with Dorian" with Dorian Devins
and co-host Bruce Bennett on WFMU on May 18, 2009 (approx 1 hour)


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