SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS : part two
*Every Sunday, for the sake of indulgent nostalgia, and because I’m in the process of moving and digging through this shit, I’ll be posting an old photo with an old track from my personal vault of unheard music. I have hundreds of recordings going back to my junior high years, and loads of embarrassing photos to match, so this might get weird. In fact, I’m counting on it.
This week’s pic comes from a 2002 Mansfield High production of Stephen Dietz’ DRACULA, with myself as the Count and lifelong friend Adam Bacon as Jonathan Harker. I refused to shorten my sideburns for the role, apparently. Gave more of a Lost Boys vibe to the show.
Also from 2002, the old-school, pre-Field Dress track of the week is called “Lunatic Fringe”, and it’s 9 minutes long, so buckle-up. I was 17 and was listening to a lot of Clinic, Flaming Lips, and DJ Shadow, all of whom had amazing albums out that year. My “studio” was set up in my brother’s old room, which boasted a Korg MS2000, a BOSS 202 Dr. Sample, BOSS 202 Dr. Groove, and a giant ugly 88-key Yamaha keyboard that I used mainly as a table. My own private lab for musical experiments. It was awesome. Not sure why I didn’t put down a bassline, though. It really needs one. The track is interesting enough though without it, and features quite a lot of synthy squiggling, a Clinic sample, and a radio broadcast about the 2002 French elections. Bon Appetit!
CLICK THE PIC TO HEAR “LUNATIC FRINGE” via Soundcloud