I would like to first and foremost thank all the fans for listening, liking and saving Aldo music on their digital platforms and playlists. I super appreciate it and thank you. I do this to share my music with whomever enjoys it. I hope it always brings you good vibes, fun and reflection.
A HUGE Thank You!
As you get older it’s not about making it a commercial success, it’s really about the creativity and the music. It’s about supporting good musicians, artists and creative people that makes it all worthwhile. Independent artists need your help to get their music and artistry out to the masses, we are not the Taylor Swifts of the world that can spend millions on promotional advertising and clog up the airwaves with the repeating drum of commercial musical trash that exists today. There are so many underground bands and solo artists that are producing meaningful music from experimental, to rock to pop to techno to rap to blues to jazz and to the yet to be discovered sounds yet to be heard.
I was rummaging through one of my many compartmental spaces in my home and came across some interesting memorabilia from my days managing the production at the Mudd Club. I still must search the web for pictures as I really do not have many from those days, only the few that I have when I played at the Mudd with my band, The Lampshades. (So, forgive me for plagiarizing some photo’s-actually who cares). I vaguely remember the Mudd club deviant cards that was made up and I think it was done in the 4th floor art gallery, and they were laminated too! Surprised that Steve (Dr. Mudd) bought a laminator. I also think it was given out by Keith Haring, but I’m not sure as most of the time after the bands were set up it was hard to distinguish who was who and what the hell, they were doing but it was all fun and debauchery at the end of the night. Here is my deviant Mudd card – Yes, I looked extremely deviant.
The next 2 items I came across was a couple of buttons — for the life of me I don’t know how I got these. Altough a good piece of lost memories, and when I say lost, I mean lost, not to be found.
As said, I really don’t have any other photo’s of the club except when I played the Mudd – I posted these before by what the hell here they are again. My time at the Mudd Club was only in the early 80’s for about 2 years or so. I was not there when it first opened in 78, I started working there in early 81 until about 82ish. Experienced a lot of good bands and some real shit ones – The DJ’s where Hot, Anita Sarko, David Azarch kept the place moving. I Worked when Frank Zappa played there, mixed Johnny Thunders in his acoustic set (what a trip), set up Question Mark and the Mysterians, Sam and Dave, Reggae, Samba, & Punk bands–You name it I worked it.Usually ending the night at 4am or so in the morning and then out to an afterhours club and when those doors opened the sun was out and my trek back home to Long Island to bed or crashing in the city at a friends place and start all over again later that night back at the Mudd Club!
Thanks to all the photographers from Unsplash Mihai Stefan, David Len, Brook Lark, Terry Vlisidis, Annie Spratt, Holger Link, Snowy Vin, Shireah Ragner, Thomas Parks, Chris Barbalis, Andrew Worley, Stephany Loreana, Jan Zhukov, Micah Hallahan, Neven Kremarek, Craventure Media, Zachariah Hagy, Yuiza September
I was on twitter the other day promoting my new album through the social medium platform like most (let’s say all independent unsigned artists) do every day to get their music out in the world to share. Another band, ” MOONSCAR” sent me a message (see message below) that resonated with me and set the idea in motion, “why doesn’t all musician and artists do the same thing”, support each other. It makes total sense as we as musicians and artists are not in competition with each other and we should support one another to get our creations out in the universe. Even if it’s to share with our fellow artists to enhance or push us to another level of creativity by listening, learning and experiencing other genre’s and idea’s. The thought of, Musician Artists Supporting Musician Artists is such a cool concept I wanted to share this revelation with all Musician Artists. It’s as simple as liking and re-twitting a post, subscribing to another musicians Youtube channel, following on their website, or any other simple gesture that can give the other artist support. Let’s all join forces and make that a reality for all of us and support each other and spread the word of:
Hello we followed you, can you follow us back? Also, can you subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave a like or comment on a song? Hear it helps lock it in. We will do the same for you if you leave a link. Thanks
Subscribed, liked, and commented DONE! Musicians helping musicians, the way it should be! Thank you so much!
I wrote this song at the tale end of the pandemic year in 2020. It was an instrumental piece that I did not get around to putting any vocals on it and it didn’t have a solid drum track. I was looking to send it over to my old band mate drummer from “The Lampshades”, but alas everybody was on lock down. So what are we going to do to get this drum track down? Texting back and forth with Gary the drummer, he had an idea to send him the track with the click track and he would figure it out and take it from there. A few weeks later, he sent me this Youtube video of him and his take on the drum parts for the song. I just came across it the other day and felt I had to share,