Monday, April 25, 2011
Had the pleasure of finally meeting Rex tonight in Portland, AKA Mattress, AKA Reservations. Who was a huge influence on the conception of early Dirty Beaches back in 2006 after I saw him perform at Cagibi in Montreal all alone on a stage, crooning. Armed with tape machine back up tracks, pedals, and other machinery, he rocks the mic like a shadow dancer in the night. Incredible voice.
Check out his music and go check out one of my personal favorite tracks "Eldorado"
Rex is taking me for some graaaaavy and biscuits tomorrow for lunch.
Boooooya can't wait
*Update May 1st, 2011
Also, in relation to one man performances, David Byrne in this video is also apart of the dirty beaches genetic make up. This video gave me so much ideas when I first came across it a few years back.
Such a great stage and set design and performance. Amazing.