A few months ago I was invited to take part in Gallery Nucleus’ exhibition “Like A Rolling Stone: A Rock & Roll Reflection”.
I grew up in a household where Dylan was seen as a religious figure, “White Light/White Heat” was (and still is) the coolest album ever made, Pink Floyd was actually a band made up of monsters, and The Residents’ “Birthday Boy” was sung at every family birthday. In high school I discovered Sonic Youth and German Krautrock, which eventually led me to The Stooges, MC5, The Dead Boys, and The Mummies. Then in college I looped all the way back around and fell in love with delta blues, appalachian folk, and early Rock n’ Roll. Rock n’ Roll has been part of my life since the day I was born, and like my father I want “Highway 61 Revisited” played at full volume at my funeral too. Dylan taught me to see, Iggy taught me to fight, Robert Plant taught me to fuck, and Neil Young taught me to give a shit. I wouldn’t be anywhere if it weren’t Rock n’ Roll.
You can purchase very nice prints of my piece “Deliver Me From Nowhere” through the Gallery Nucleus Shop.