Tuesday, July 17, 2012

7-17-12 Survival Jobs for Writer-Musicians – Starter Job #150 (The Washington Squares - Early Visuals 6)

Because we had both the old and the new angles working for us in the Squares (New Wavers gone folky/the old guard passing on the torch to us), we met and played with a lot of really cool people who were a generation or two older. At an Irving Plaza gig (one of the hippest places to play in NYC, still), we played with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, and special guest Allen Ginsberg (not to mention our own Jeff Berman on bongos!). 

We also played events at historic places in the Village like the Judson Church by Washington Square Park, a hotbed of old leftie activism. So we’d have the stance down just so, we studied old photos of classic folk groups and how they stood (kind of like classic bluegrass groups). Jill Goodkind, again, did a great job of shooting and archiving us as we happened. . . thanks, Jillski!

(sometimes, looking back at these images of us from the '80's is like watching MadMen. . . looking with loving reverence to the past with a great eye for vintage style detail)

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