aka Citizen Kane is an iconic figure in contemporary dance music culture since his emergence in the mid 90's NYC downtown scene. He is known for his collaboration with Darshan Jesrani of Metro Area on the Strobe Lodge Parties and for his production work on the labels Disques Sinthomme and Ghost Town.
Apollo Heights' «Sad Cabare» was released on Disques Sinthomme in November 2011.
Kane don't camp. But a pal wants to take me to Joshua Tree, and I miss Big Sur. I'll say Steve Reich for the desert.
I cook a lot. Often I'll listen to the Disques Town podcast, or mixes from pals like Phil Mison or Joel Martin.
If I ever run naked through a cornfield, I will sing the entire soundtrack to The Mack! Viva Willie Hutch!
I'm recently separated. So I'll let you know when this happens!
I don't drive a car, but I ride my bike home from my studio late at night. I love to cross the Williamsburg bridge at 3am, see all of the city, the ships on the east river. Of late early Willie Nelson stuff has been my co-pilot - «Opportunity To Cry», or «Are You Sure».
I run late at night along the east river. It's really amazing. Great views of the Le Corbusier's UN building. Often to push the run along some agro stuff, The Germs, Buzzcocks etc.
See the Willie Nelson selections.
Usually talking dirty, and doing it well, is enough.
Same as in subway. Although sometimes I'll compile a playlist of new songs I like and want to get into my set, go over them so I know them better.
I really try to bike most of the time. If it's brick cold or pouring rain then it's the iron horse, and then it is often a book on tape. Recently I listened to the audio book of Thomas Pynchon's «Inherent Vice».
Usually when I wake up my first order is getting a quality espresso made, then making my son his breakfast. I almost never listen to music then. I'm trying more and more to listen to my own breathing and enjoy the quiet, sometimes I'll play some piano music. Bach, Bud Powell, etc...
I do, so let's end this!
Elementary school was pure hell. I am reminded of Woody Allen's comment «No matter how bad life is, I am always grateful I am no longer in school». I'll go with «Tubular Bells» - the theme from «The Exorcist».
One New Year's eve a block from where I live now, I saw Kid Creole & The Coconuts and The Talking Heads - it was «pretty good». I saw James Brown at Texarcana, I had goose bumps before he even got on stage. I went to this Latin revue at this place call Cesar's palace in Oakland it was a tribute to Cachao, heavy hitters all night long, amazing really.
I get boozy and teary then out comes the Laura Nyro! I get boozy and silly it's hip-house all night long! Eric and Parrish Making Dollars!
See the Willie Nelson.
In my house I can remember Nat King Cole. His voice was sooo butter and my dad played his music a lot, «A Blossom Fell», also Count Basie's «E=MC2». I loved the cover of that record.
I remember riding a bike at the Jersey Shore. I had a lil boombox strapped to the cross bar of my bike and «Lovely Day» was playing while the sun was setting. I was riding alone past these dunes, the quality of light was spectacular. I was a kid. It felt like magic, I can still remember the colors so vivdly.
A guy I know from Spain recently did a nice edit of Barbra Streisand's «Never Give Up». Shouts to Nelue.
Such a great catalogue, so many to choose from. «Numbers» always works, but I also like «Endless Endless».
My grandmother took me to Sam Goody on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. It was also the day I got my first pair of Adidas!
I am usually crawling into bed Sunday AM. Silenzio!
See the Willie Nelson.