Sunday, January 03, 2010
Was clearing out my storage shed over Christmas Break and found an old disk from some very fun times when I was a fledgling bass player. While teaching in Korea I started a band called Modeum Jigae, Korean for Mixed Soup, since our band had members from all different countries: Tom "Noddy" Elcock was our singer and the band diplomat, James DeSantis was the shy lead singer who hid in the background, our Korean drummer was a quiet guy and one of my students whose name escapes me, and I was the one who pushed to get everything going. Here we are playing Neil Young's Needle and the Damage Done at the Big Electric Cat in the Itaewon section of Seoul, Korea. By the time we started getting somewhere my contract was up and I decided to move to Saipan, even though I was really enjoying being in the band and and we were getting better. I'm very glad I did this.