Jodi Shapiro, mastermind behind the mysterious Walking Shadow
(and frequent participant in both Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca’s respective orchestras)
invited me to play in her incredible ensemble for a show at the Observatory for the Summer PRF BBQ
with fellow Chicagoans Liz Bustamante (of Noise and Light, Faiz Zeppelin and WBEZ)
and Stephen Sowley (of Fake Limbs and Electrical Audio, but mostly of Stephen Sowley)
First of all, we got to rehearse in Studio B of Electrical Audio (Steve Albini’s studio), which was incredible
Second of all, our friends, Jim Birch, Thomas Banks, Chris Goosman and Chris Hall captured some beautiful footage of the show, which can be seen here.
Third of all, we had an onstage/offstage collaboration with SNWV, a.k.a., Maurice Rickard of Pittsburgh, PA
Fourth of all, our biggest fan was a six year-old in safety headphones who was front and center for the entire thing
Also, Jodi happens to be an incredible photographer, and she has her work up for a limited time
at the Kitchen Sink Cafe in Edgewater, where you can admire 12 photos from her “Wish You Were Here” series,
as well as throw down on some fantastic food courtesy of Jeff Fox and his staff. seriously, his food is so good.
I bring out-of-town guests there regularly. Go eat there.