is an American singer and songwriter originally from San Diego, now based in Brooklyn. He was a member of Foetus, played guitar in Modern English, fronted the rock trio Morning Glories and pursued a solo career when signing to Atlantic Records for one album in 1999. Currently he fronts the chamber-rock group Lucinda Black Bear.
I never did like school that much and I wasn’t so hot for teachers. Close tie.
Ol' George always got the short end of the stick and he wrote some of the best songs.
This would be the obvious anthem for me. It’s pretty much a nod/glorification to getting fucked up. «Here I Am» from my pet project Lucinda Black Bear is not an anthem but addresses the opposite side of the spectrum so to speak.
I'm not the biggest collector of LP's. But I have been looking for my vinyl of This Mortal Coil and still haven't found it yet!
From the «Blood Money» album. That was our song since me and my girl fell in love in Coney Island. We played it in Vegas as we walked down the isle.
My mum was in love with John Travolta and The Bee Gees and dragged us to the movie 14 times.
I would listen to that record after surfing on the long drive home.
I drank myself silly while listening to it on repeat in my car on a hill in Silver Lake after being dumped.
The song was great but the picture of him inside with his black underwear was a little disconcerting for a 14 year old kid.
That’s a hard one. Maybe people have mentioned Neil Young a few times – for the turnstiles.
TLC - No Scrubs
Not many people know this but Tom is from San Diego too and this sounds like a San Diego song to me.
It’s between «And I Ran» or «Melt With You». Funny thing is I ended up playing with Modern English and we did a show with A Flock Of Seagulls in Florida somewhere.
Anything by Elliott Smith. He is the one songwriter that made me question whether my chosen vocation was the right one for me.