First, let me offer the disclaimer that I am heavily biased when it comes to the Zeros. I play drums for Javier when he is playing as Javier Escovedo and the City Lights, and pretty much love every second of it. Second, let me add that I LOVE THE ZEROS! As you see and hear in these videos, they were in fine form. I included two Zeros classics here, “Wimp” and “Don’t Push Me Around”, as well as the Chantays’ surf classic, “Pipeline”. My iPhone footage does the band an injustice, of course, but I think the brilliance of the band shines through, nonetheless. There are so many great side projects related to these guys (the aforementioned Javier Escovedo and the City Lights, The Sacred Hearts, the Phantoms, Baja Bugs, the Little Richards, and of course, El Vez), and I ‘m so glad we get the privilege of hearing these guys share all their great music with us here in San Diego! Javier Escovedo and Baba Chenelle of the Zeros. Photo by Anders Larsson
it’s thursday so it must be… BRGRTV EPISODE 92 “THE KANGAROO” w/ R. Stevie Moore, Colleen Green, Gary Wilson, Cherry Glazerr, Jacuzzi Boys, The Garden, OFF!, The ABIGAILS “Medication” video, Unkle Funkle AND SO MUCH MORE!!! www.brgr.tv
"Don’t give me a sick trip." I wasn’t fully aware of the creative greatness of Gary Wilson but @rustymk2 aimed me in the right direction. I’ll tell y’all right now: Gary ain’t for everybody. However I’m here for all of it. Thank God for all the "weirdos" who decided to do it anyway. #personalfavorites #shesouttareach #wooooo
Gary got a call on the evening of September 8, 2014, from an admirer who wondered if he could book him to play one song on the piano at the historic Horton Grand here in San Diego. Apparently, he and others in attendance at the swank and classic spot were big fans of Gary (aren’t we all?), and were eager to hear him play anything he wanted to play. I was only able to capture this magic on my iPhone camera, but I’m glad I did. A silhouetted Gary, with his trusty Linda visible on the piano, performed nearly eight minutes of beautifully improvised music. You can hear snippets of classic Gary Wilson songs like “6.4 = Makeout,” and ” Cindy,” interwoven into this dreamlike performance, which was played to the strikingly respectful, late-night Monday audience. As always, Gary’s artistry and spontaneity inspired me profoundly. Enjoy!