I know... what's with "The Tank" thing?
In fourth grade, I was the fat kid who mowed down the kickball catcher to the harrowing cheers of my school mates. My teacher named me "The Tank". This was the same crochety old lady who told my Mom I talked too much during every parent conference. "You're never going to get anywhere in life Tank if you keep talking so much...". I feel it my duty to take this moment to tell my beloved Mrs. Levine... Suck it!
I'm the "husky" kid in 8th grade with the Metallica Ride the Lightning back patch on his ratty jean-jacket. You've probably already met me. I've been hanging around the Buzz studio for about 8 years. Honestly no one really knows what I do here.
Before the Buzz, I was a bartender, roofer, limo driver, photographer, pharmacy tech, plant salesman, DJ, photo store clerk, and professional ditch digger for the cable company, as well as many many other jobs. Seriously, if it's a job, I've done it. All along the way though, music has been my thing. From Bill Withers & Public Enemy, Aerosmith to Tom Waits, Poison, The Roots, Pixies, and everything in between... I'm a total MUSIC NERD.
So when the Buzz was looking for someone to host the Vinyl Vault, they tapped me; the closest thing to one of those filthy loner historian headphone kind of guys I use to see on the subway in my hometown of Philly (go Phillies!).
NO HATERS HERE. Music has set the background to every one of my memories, hot cheese included. Christmas 1986 - Joan Jett & The Blachearts Black Leather (the hottest cheese goin' - If you know the song, you know what I'm sayin'). My point is, every memory has a story, and every story has a song... so preach your roots. Play YOUR music.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (universally accepted as the most successful and well produced vinyl of all time), The BBC has released a trailer for Darkside, Sir Tom Stoppard’s upcoming radio play based on the album.
The teaser video promotes the August 26th broadcast of the hour-long fictional audioplay on BBC Radio 2 on August 26.
Even Floyd's David Gilmour is stoked. In a recent interview he says the script is “fascinating,” adding: “I can’t wait to hear it come to life with the great cast performing it, and our music woven into it.”
Now as much as I'm personally jazzed about the audio play, I think it'd be doubly awesome if the BBC plunked down enough cash to have the production company that produced this teaser, do the whole play! It is visually STUNNING!!!