Thursday, December 8, 2011
so it's time to post this chestnut
a long, long time ago in a land not too very far away I used to do this video interview/performance series for the Village Voice called Possibly 4th Street. it lasted just about three years and somewhere close to thirty episodes.
now a lot of the videos have gone missing and whole pieces have vanished into that good night (which comes earlier this time of year) and some episodes never even saw the light of day, but something that could pass for a Possibly 4th Street compendium (Michelle Shocked, the Alabama 3, Akron/Family, the Black Lips and Dexter Romweber to name but a few) can be found here.
I think we delivered a decent percentage of recommendation worthy shows, but four years ago (back when Camille Dodero was still behind the video camera) we traveled to Rockefeller Center for a punctually pertinent afternoon with Bonerama, a session that yielded not only the most trombones, most spectators and most oversized Christmas tree ornaments in Possibly 4th Street history, but a pretty fair representation of midtown Manhattan on a December weekend if you bring along some masterful musicians from the Crescent City.