InterMagsView – with Dave Dreiwitz!

InterMagsView – with Dave Dreiwitz!

Heylo Bassers!  Here is another installment of my InterMagsView where I sit down and bribe really cool bass players with food and wine to talk to me about really cool stuff! My interview below is with Dave Dreiwitz.  We had a very nice chat over dinner this winter at Cibo e Vino on the Upper West Side and talked about playing bass in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and of course, Ween. Mags: My friend emailed me today and said that he went to all three dates for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (JRAD) at The Capitol Theatre (January 18, 19, 20, 2019). DD: He went to all three nights?! What did he say? Mags: He’s a little star-struck by you. He told me to tell you that it was the best three nights in a row that he’s seen of JRAD. He’s really into the whole jam-band thing. DD: I thank my lucky stars for the jam-band fans. Mags: Are you a big Phil Lesh fan? Are you a big Grateful Dead fan? DD: I am more now. Monica (Hampton), my girlfriend, is a massive fan, and we’ve been together 17-18 years. When we got together, we would see The Dead, Phil and Friends, and I was getting more into it. Ween played the first Bonnaroo (2002) and Phil and Friends played right after us. It was the first time Phil and Bobby (Bob Weir) got back together after Jerry Garcia died. It was great. I remember thinking, “Wow, we just played the biggest show of our lives, and I’m sitting on the side of the stage watching Phil and Bobby...
Friday, September 13th, 2019, at 7:30pm

Friday, September 13th, 2019, at 7:30pm

Playing with Slyboots Friday, September 13th, 2019, at The Bowery Electric Spyder Pop Records Showcase with Bill Lloyd, Lannie Flowers, Danny Wilkerson The Bowery Electric 327 Bowery New York, NY 10012 / $10...
Magsofy – Jah Wobble at Elsewhere

Magsofy – Jah Wobble at Elsewhere

People talk about honesty in art, about truth, about players’ transformations and how sometimes they lose their heart.  Not Jah Wobble.  No way…I’ve never seen PiL, I’ve never seen his solo projects, and I’ve never really paid that much attention to him. And then I did. I bought his book “Memoirs of a Geezer”, I listened to as much of his discography that I could handle (it’s huge and exhausting) and I saw him play with The Invaders of the Heart at Elsewhere in Bushwick, Brooklyn this past October. On stage he came off as the guy in the book – a straight shooter from the East End.  Jah mostly sits down while he plays, which I have to say – I  equally loved and equally laughed at. He’s still staying true to dub-step and playing hypnotic bass parts and I don’t think his playing has either evolved or devolved.  It is what it is. I started to dissect the show and the “performance” and relate his past to what I was seeing in the present, but that was a waste of time.  I concluded that he’s truly a geezer.  What I saw was what I got.  What I would have seen in 1978, I mostly saw in 2018.  I don’t have much more to say.  I really think this guy’s playing speaks for itself.  There is no hidden message, he’s not trying to pull-one off on the audience.  He’s just being Jah.  Playing the same art and getting better at it…or not, but he’s truly playing and creating from his heart. If you want a good read, I...

Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at 9:00pm

Playing with Slyboots Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at The Bitter End with Brick Briscoe. The Bitter End 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia) New York, NY 10012 / $10...