InterMagsView – with Sal Maida!

InterMagsView – with Sal Maida!

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 Sal Maida.  We had a very nice chat about his new book, playing bass in the 70s and just shot the breeze over dinner this spring at Kefi on the Upper West Side – Mags: When you sat down to write Four Strings, Phony Proof, and 300 45s what was your intention? Sal: The book started with me just mulling over the idea for a while, but I was always on the road. I played in a band called Cracker for 8 years. I’d been thinking about it and thinking about it, but I never had the time. I really couldn’t start scribbling in hotel rooms because there was always something going on. When I wasn’t touring anymore I went to see Chazz Palminteri do A Bronx Tale, but not the Broadway show. He did a one-man show and I went to see it in Huntington, Long Island. I thought to myself, “Hmmm…I have some stories like that that I could weave into the music stuff.” Then I read Questlove’s book, which weaved records into the timeline of his stories. That gave me the loose idea of what I eventually did and the Chazz Palminteri show gave me the inspiration to write down all these stories about growing up. I also read Neil Young’s book that was out of sequence. I thought, “Okay, it’s going to be out of sequence, it’s going to include my...
*PHOTOS! Liverpool and the Cavern Club with Slyboots

*PHOTOS! Liverpool and the Cavern Club with Slyboots

It’s been a year since Slyboots had their Cavern Club, Liverpool debut at the International Pop Overthrow Festival.  We flew in on Saturday, played Sunday evening at the Cavern Pub, Monday night on the Traditional Stage, Tuesday night on the Main Stage (to a packed house!), and we flew home on Wednesday. Massive love to the original Slyboots members (Beth and Shu) who will always hold a special place in my heart and in the band’s heart. I’ve spent this past year reflecting on the different changes and progress of Slyboots and I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures of our first adventure. See you on the low end! Love,...
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, at 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, at 7:00pm

Playing with Slyboots Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, at Drom Drom 85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009 / $15 Advance Price, $20 Door Price Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of...