We are hosting and performing at a salon for the first time in four years!
There will be live music and painting, photography, FREE COOKIES, plus we’ll be celebrating Brooklyn Transcore and raising awareness for trans rights, all at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom in Brooklyn.
Super psyched to play a new tune for y’all and to sit in with Sunshine Nights, feat Becky on tenor sax! See you there!
Support Trans Rights: Click here for actions with Brooklyn Transcore
When: December 2, 2022 at 7pm
Where: Freddy’s Bar & Backroom (627 5th Ave, Brooklyn)
What: Live music and painting, photography, free cookies. No cover, tips for performers encouraged.
Why: In these dystopian days, creative collaborations are more important than ever. Come to our salon to listen, dance, talk, get inspired, eat cookies, and celebrate Brooklyn Transcore. Let’s nourish each other.
Music: Sunshine Nights | The BPRS | Daisy | Rob Bryn of The Wild Yaks | Ellina Graypel & Her Eastern Boys
Photos & Words: Julie Rae Powers
Visual Art: Rob Bryn | Sequoah
Renee Ashley (pictured) is a phenomenal poet, one who breaks rules, challenges conventions, and leaves her readers changed. Becky discovered the poem “[you]” shortly after her mother passed away; its words both comforted and haunted her. Rumi’s poem about wine also resonated with Becky during this time and so she put them together, turning “You, Ruminating” into a place to explore and transform her grief.
Dave’s drum beat, often referenced as a “backwards beat” because of its unusual rhythm and how challenging it is for non-drummers to count (Becky can attest to this), was inspired by Scott Benedict’s line from the Pere Ubu song “Electricity.” As he worked on fitting the beat to Ashley’s poem, he tried to imagine how Will Calhoun of Living Colour would play it. Many other bands – Jethro Tull, the Pixies – have tried to claim this drum line, but Dave doesn’t believe in ownership of music like this. Instead, he offers this song as an homage to all of his favorite drummers.