Story and video by Joel Patterson
Photograph by Rich Borden
Conjure this portrait of the artist as a young man… David Greenberger found himself working at a nursing home in Boston, a career choice he considered an improvement over scooping ice cream or delivering flowers. Little did he realize that he’d ensconced himself in an environment with fascinating characters with stories to tell, and all the time in the world to tell them. The narratives he collected formed the basis of his lifelong occupation “Duplex Planet” which shares these tales and brings these dramatic personae vividly to life. Prior to Willie Alexander’s show at Valentine’s Music Hall last Saturday (October 12), he shared the vest-pocket music reviews that a gentleman name Ken Eglin offered to him, all those years ago.