Posts Tagged ‘David Torn’

Five Firsts: David Torn of Ships Is Slip While Sheeps Is Sleep

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
David Torn (photo by Paolo Soriani)

David Torn (photo by Paolo Soriani)

NAME: David Torn
BAND AFFILIATION: Ships Is Slip While Sheeps Is Sleep
also:
Sun of Goldfinger
Prezens
Pinktank
Cloud About Mercury
Levin Torn White
B.L.U.E.
David Sylvian
Ryuichi Sakamoto
etc etc etc

INSTRUMENT: Electric Guitar & Electronical Hoo-Ha

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Wes Montgomery’s “A Day in the Life”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Ravi Shankar @ Alla Rakha in NYC and Westbury

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a piano and a snare drum

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … I can’t remember that far back!

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Groundling Heath

Guitar provocateur David Torn leads his all-star ensemble Ships Is Slip While Sheeps Is Sleep in their maiden voyage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Saturday (February 11). Joining Torn will be alto saxman Tim Berne and drummers Ches Smith and Dave King. Tix are $20.

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Best Press Release of the Year… So Far

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
David Torn (photo by Paolo Soriani)

David Torn (photo by Paolo Soriani)

Here it is verbatim from guitar pioneer David Torn:

for immediate release:

On February 11th, 2012, ships is slip while sheeps is sleep will perform original music (from David Torn’s Bar Mitzvah) at the Bearsville Theater, located against all odds in tropical frazzaBearsville, NY.

The members of this illustrious group are:
David King (formerly of “The Bald Plus”),
Ches Smith (finalist on “American Idle”),
Tim Berne (the original host of “The Dating Game”) and
David Torn (the last living member of the cast of “party of 5”).

This will be their first performance ever and David’s first concert in his hometown since Phil Jackson left NY.

7 remaining tickets are still available and, so far, Martin Caprese and Bono have each confirmed their reservations, which are, for better or worse, legion.

The concert is being recorded for HBO’s new “What Just Happened?” series, and will be aired sometime in 2011 using new technology developed by the late Mr. Wizard.

For the sake of Public Transparency & Any Attendant Internetical Chit-Chat, Mssr. Torn & Herr Berne both record for ECM Records.

Again, it’s tim berne: alto sax, dave king: drums +, ches smith: drums +, david torn: guitar +

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