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after R.E.M.'s 'fables of the reconstruction', before hitting the real big time, peter buck went back to work in his local record store. strange but true. has anyone ever seen a once-famous/legendary rock n pop type in a similair situation? i think all the tindersticks now have regular job-type jobs on the go. just before chris martin came calling, embrace were all 9 to 5-ing it recently.

others?

piscesboy, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:41 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't know any, but great thread idea.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:44 (seventeen years ago) link

what were embrace doing? one of kula shaker works in marketing, that i know.

Miles Finch, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:45 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm not sure exactly what he does for a day job, but Moe Berg (the former singer for Canada's once-popular The Pursuit of Happiness) has a regular DJ gig at a small T.O. pub called The Tap.

Bruce S. Urquhart (BanjoMania), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:48 (seventeen years ago) link

M4rk 1bold of Pavement's been seen pouring drinks in M4nh4tt4n of late.

Snappy (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Somehow I stupidly imagined that Pavement members didn't need to work anymore.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:50 (seventeen years ago) link

one of kula shaker works in marketing, that i know.

Presumably he learned from his mistakes.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:50 (seventeen years ago) link

When Turbonegro broke up in 1998, singer Hank von Helvete went to work as a caretaker in a whaling museum in Norway. Bassist Happy Tom worked as a market analyst. However they got back together in 2002.

matulageci (matulageci), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:52 (seventeen years ago) link

I read somewhere that Moe Tucker worked at Walmart.

insert name here, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Lou Reed work in his dad's office for a bit before his solo career took off.

Snappy (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Alastair Moore, the keyboard player from the Skids, taught me music at school.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Was Sterling Morrison ever a tugboat captain, or did I just make that up?

Huk-L, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:54 (seventeen years ago) link

bill withers went back to working as a contractor when he stopped singing. his company builds houses and stuff. weird but true, too.

Jay-Kid (Jay-Kid), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd have thought he could live off of the royalties from "Lean on Me" alone.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I read somewhere that Moe Tucker worked at Walmart.

See her song "Spam Again"

miccio (miccio), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:55 (seventeen years ago) link

xxpost:
I don't think you made it up, Huk, I heard that too.

Didn't David Lee Roth go into paramedic training recently?

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Greg Norton from Husker Du opened a restaurant.

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Shane MaGowan worked at the record shop round the back of the Virgin Megastore Oxford Street, between finishing the Nips and starting the Pogues. I saw him there a couple times, anyway.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Dave Lowering became a magician.

Kurt Wagner kept up the fllooring business.

And didn't Sterling Morrison become a tourist boat captain while waiting for the Velvets reunion?

laticsmon (laticsmon), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Tim Rutilli of Califone waits tables (occasionally) at an amazing restaurant in Chicago - same place that Greg Davis takes residency a few times per year.

cdjk, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd have thought he could live off of the royalties from "Lean on Me" alone.

Why, surely he could. But I think that he actually takes pleasure in working as a building contractor.

Jay-Kid (Jay-Kid), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Makes sense to me.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:07 (seventeen years ago) link

Lean on Me Construction:

You won't WITHER when you get the BILL!

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:08 (seventeen years ago) link

Sorry.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:08 (seventeen years ago) link

David Lee Roth now works as an emergency medical technician in New York.

mcd (mcd), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:14 (seventeen years ago) link

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Bill "Zoot Horn Rollo" Harkleroad apparently works in a little music / record shop and sometimes teaches guitar.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:16 (seventeen years ago) link

I once read that Tim Buckley worked as a gardener after his Elektra contract was over and that he was Sly Stone's gardener?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:18 (seventeen years ago) link

I remember that Moe Tucker worked as a data entry clerk . . I never heard Walmart though.

Sterling Morrison was a teacher .. College I think ...

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:18 (seventeen years ago) link

lots of jazz people got regular jobs when things got bad. King Oliver ended up selling stuff on the street in Savannah, Louis Armstrong saw him there in the '30s.

Benny Spellman, the great New Orleans singer (of "Lipstick Traces") was a beer salesman.

Alex Chilton was a tree-trimmer and dishwasher in New Orleans in the early '80s.

I think Alberta Hunter became a nurse...

I'm pretty sure Moe Tucker worked at a Wal-Mart down in Georgia.

es hurt (ddduncan), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:20 (seventeen years ago) link

moe tucker def worked at walmart. theres a lot of stuff about it (although i dont think the store is mentioned by name) in life in exile after abdication. which is a great album, i think.

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:21 (seventeen years ago) link

that blows my mind about david lee roth!

here in glasgow, steven pastel of the pastels runs a record shop (although the pastels are still going too). one of uresei yatsura works in a record shop, alan rankine of the associates teaches music technology and bobby bluebell of the bluebells is a dj.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:23 (seventeen years ago) link

xxpost -- I remember learning when I went to New Orleans that a lot of jazz musicians in the 20s and 30s had dayjobs there as builders -- I think King Oliver might have been mentioned but I don't remember.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I guess all bluesmen from th 30s who were rediscovered in the 60s would also fit here.

matulageci (matulageci), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:26 (seventeen years ago) link

One of the guys from XTC worked (maybe still does) at a car rental place , even in the band's heydey, because the singer had chronic stagefright so they had no steady source of income.

CowboyTrance (cowboytrance), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Elizabeth Cotten played music, went back to work for many years, and then became something of a *star*. She was the Seegers' housekeeper when she was *discovered*.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:31 (seventeen years ago) link

I think Hugo Burnham went on to record exec stuff of some sort, but I think the thread is better if we don't concentrate on people who moved into an entertainment corporation.

BlastsOfStatic (BlastsofStatic), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Tim Rutilli of Califone waits tables (occasionally) at an amazing restaurant in Chicago

Where?

More Chicago musicians:

Janet Bean of Eleventh Dream Day and Freakwater works at a law firm. Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc and Johnny Herndon of Tortoise have both bartended at the Rainbo Club in Wicker Park. John Navin of the Aluminum Group is a public school teacher; his brother Frank waits tables at the restaurant in the Hancock Building.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes, let's not get on the artist x went on to produce or become an A&R man track.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:36 (seventeen years ago) link

(None of mine went "back to work," though: I don't think any were successful enough to actually quit in the first place.)

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Rutilli is occasionally waiting tables at Rodan in Wicker Park.

cdjk, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:37 (seventeen years ago) link

Ah, interesting. I've been there. I wouldn't recognize him, though, since I've never seen Califone.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:38 (seventeen years ago) link

steven pastel of the pastels runs a record shop (although the pastels are still going too). alan rankine of the associates teaches music technology

I remember Steven working in the music department of John Smith' before they sold up to Starbucks. Alan Rankine helped get Belle and Sebastians career off the ground.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:38 (seventeen years ago) link

Tom Rapp of Pearls before Swine became a lawyer, as did Santiago Durango of Big Black.

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Justine Frischmann of Elastica has done some school teaching since 2001.

CT (cowboytrance), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Bob Mould worked as a writer for WCW Wrestling a while back.

gspm (gspm), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Somebody had a thread recently about Art Tripp, ex-Mothers percussionist, who became a chiropractor and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast area within the last couple of years. Also, Motorhead Sherwood became a California Highway Patrolman. (Time to recast all those CHiPs episodes in my head.)

Curious George Rides a Republican (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

isnt laura cantrell a stockbroker on wall street? i know her job is finance-related, somehow.

on the pylon website, there's information about all the current occupations of its members.

i almost never hear of musicians / artists in general existing without some sort of dayjob.

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Dunno how many of these you'd call "rock stars"....

Mark Perry (Alternative TV) worked in WH Smiths for a while
Vic Godard (Subway Sect) is a postman
Manic Esso (Lurkers) was last seen working as a drayman
Viv Albertine (Slits) works (vaguely) in television
Topper Headon (Clash) is apparently a taxi driver
Gaye Advert (Adverts) works (vaguely) in personnel / admin
Pauline Murray (Penetration) I believe works in Social Services
Jayne Casey (Big In Japan / Pink Industry / Pink Military) works for Liverpool Council
Howard Devoto (Buzzcocks / Magazine) works / worked for a picture archive library
Paul Jones (drummer with Killing Joke protegees Red Beat) works for High Wycombe council; as, I believe does Howard (also form High Wycombe but no relation afaik) Jones' mime-artist chum Jed Hoile.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

"Somebody had a thread recently about Art Tripp, ex-Mothers percussionist, who became a chiropractor and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast area within the last couple of years."

If you follow the link in my first post....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:50 (seventeen years ago) link

pearl from powder 'works' as one quarter of a tragic wife-swapping group.

Miles Finch, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Linda Scott pursued teaching instead of doo wop

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:58 (four years ago) link

Linda Scott pursued teaching instead of doo wop

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:58 (four years ago) link

I was going to mention Bob Nastanovich, he actually does horse racing analysis for a local racetrack here. Occasionally does a little dj gig here and there.

mh, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:06 (four years ago) link

"Currently Mark Ibold is a bartender at "Great Jones Cafe" in New York City."

Not sure when that was the case or whether still true. They shut down for a few weeks over the summer, seemingly permanently, but then reopened.

Moo Vaughn, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:57 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

"Laetitia Sadier teaches singing on the side"

I read somewhere the she was working as a shiatsu practitioner

nostormo, Thursday, 28 November 2019 21:32 (two years ago) link

that is mentioned upthread

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Thursday, 28 November 2019 21:57 (two years ago) link

Joey Shithead from DOA is a city councillor for the Greens now.

everything, Friday, 29 November 2019 04:23 (two years ago) link

That pub quiz thingy looks pretty spiffy in demonstration videos. Nice one, Shed Seven's Alan Leach!

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 29 November 2019 04:58 (two years ago) link

Terry Callier was a computer programmer for years, I think.

fetter, Friday, 29 November 2019 21:56 (two years ago) link

Sammy Hagar made a packet developing and selling off his Cabo Wabo tequila brand.

that's not my post, Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:41 (two years ago) link

DJ Crystl (of “Warpdrive” fame) is now a personal trainer.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 30 November 2019 01:48 (two years ago) link

Sammy Hagar also owns a few classy bistros in the San Francisco area.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 30 November 2019 01:58 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Fred Neil, writer of "Everybody's Talkin'", sang "I've been searching for the dolphins in the sea", then set up the Dolphin Research Project and more or less retired from music.

― lana del boy (ledge)

I thought this was a joke, googled his wikipedia page to find out what he’s been up to and lo and behold, it’s true.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 00:29 (two years ago) link

What he’s been up to? He died of cancer years ago.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 01:07 (two years ago) link

Sorry for my bad english, I meant “what he had been up to after retiring from music”

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 01:10 (two years ago) link

Mick Pointer of Marillion returned to his career as a kitchen designer after being fired from the band he formed.

aphoristical, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 19:50 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

I wish this article wasn't paywalled because the lede is a masterpiece:

Life on the road as the leader of an indie-rock band wasn’t such a far cry from clocking in as a corporate lawyer for Darren Richard. He was welcomed into Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Columbus office as an associate in September 2009 following a career in which he owned a record label, mainly supporting his band, Chicago-based Pinetop Seven, where he was songwriter, instrumentalist and singer.

sing a song of skip spence (unregistered), Friday, 1 May 2020 02:09 (two years ago) link

https://web.archive.org/web/20110415193240/https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/10/11/focus3.html

Richard was surprised at the similarities between professions. Both involve problem solving, whether it’s working through the logistics associated with shipping six band mates overseas for a European tour or helping a client negotiate a commercial lease agreement.

“Playing music professionally is a collaborative endeavor,” Richard said.

A musician works with band mates on song arrangements, recording sessions and shows, as well as with label representatives and promoters to generate album sales and to fill seats at venues.

“Similarly, transactional legal work is collaborative,” Richard said.

An attorney advocates his client’s position, he said, but ultimately all sides want to close the deal, whether it’s an asset purchase or a recording contract.

The similarities end with the lifestyle. Richard said a typical day on the road started early and ended with dinner at 9 p.m. “Now, I’m in the office generally from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m,” he said.

Meeting with clients and opposing counsel with a speciality in entertainment law has replaced driving between venues and loading equipment. Writing and reviewing documents takes precedent over penning lyrics and arranging songs.

sing a song of skip spence (unregistered), Friday, 1 May 2020 02:14 (two years ago) link

Imagine, two different professions that involve “problem solving”... what are the chances

Btw, here’s another lawyer who runs a record label.

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 1 May 2020 02:19 (two years ago) link

tbf environmental law is pretty noize

sing a song of skip spence (unregistered), Friday, 1 May 2020 02:39 (two years ago) link

I got lots of friends who had low- and mid-tier music careers who've moved on... some of them at a certain point felt impossibly famous, like they were part of ad campaigns, were working as models for certain designers, etc. etc.

Of all the secondary career moves that these people have taken, "therapist" seems to be the most prevalent. I can think of six musicians who're now working as therapists. All six of them, too, I'm like, "that sounds like a perfect job for you, you'd be a great therapist". All of them are so, so much happier!

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 1 May 2020 13:44 (two years ago) link

ten months pass...

James Corden's drummer is off awaiting the birth of his child, so one of the show's producers is sitting in.

Their name?

Kate Shellenbach of Beastie Boys & Luscious Jackson fame.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 26 March 2021 04:48 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

Mudhoney's current bassist is also a nurse

https://crosscut.com/culture/2021/10/mosh-pit-er-mudhoney-bassist-being-nurse-during-covid

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 18:39 (eleven months ago) link

(current = for over two decades)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 21:26 (eleven months ago) link

The shadow of Matt Lukin looms large (Also: before initially clicking on the link I thought it would be about Lukin having an interesting second chapter outside music ala Jason Everman).

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 21:32 (eleven months ago) link

PW Long of the old Touch and Go band Mule works doing TV news and documentary work.

earlnash, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 22:12 (eleven months ago) link

I really loved PW Long's Reelfoot, more than Mule actually

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 23:02 (eleven months ago) link

Never saw that band live, but Mule rocked some serious mullet. I saw Long on some feature watching a news program on Vice and thought it was him, looked it up and it was.

earlnash, Thursday, 14 October 2021 00:44 (eleven months ago) link

xxxpost Lukin worked as a carpenter after quitting music

St. Twel'mo, or the Cuneiform Cyclopedist of Chattanooga (President Keyes), Thursday, 14 October 2021 13:58 (eleven months ago) link

six months pass...

From a Guardian article based on a new book by Nick Duerden about what happened to music stars after their fame had faded, here's a curious update on Dennis Seaton of Musical Youth.

Child reggae stars Musical Youth were a ray of early-80s sunshine when their single 'Pass the Dutchie' sold 5m copies around the world. Once their fame elapsed, and it did so with breathtaking speed, one member, Patrick Waite, developed drug problems, turned to crime, and died of heart failure at 24. Another, Kelvin Grant, became a recluse; singer Dennis Seaton a born-again Christian. “It saved me,” he tells me. Now in his mid-50s and a father of four, Seaton is the chairman of the Ladder Association training committee, alerting builders to the dangers of working at altitude without sufficient protection.

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Sunday, 17 April 2022 16:59 (five months ago) link

Hmm....

Hey just sent you DM about pretending to interview me! 👍

— Róisín Murphy (@roisinmurphy) April 17, 2022

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 17 April 2022 17:49 (five months ago) link

After Mr. Siebel walked away from the music business, he became a bread baker for a restaurant and a county park worker in Maryland.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Asked in 1996 how he thought he would be remembered, Mr. Siebel said: “He was a guy who wrote a couple of pretty good songs. What ever happened to him?”

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/16/arts/music/paul-siebel-dead.html

Thus Sang Freud, Sunday, 17 April 2022 18:04 (five months ago) link

Maybe he was called Max Decharme that time

Mark G, Sunday, 17 April 2022 19:27 (five months ago) link

.. or maybe I've got the wrong bloke (opps)

Mark G, Sunday, 17 April 2022 19:30 (five months ago) link

From that Guardian piece:

When 10,000 Maniacs’ Natalie Merchant grew tired of being a marketable commodity, she quit for the quieter life of a solo artist, and was then duly horrified when her debut album, 1995’s Tigerlily, sold 5m copies, because “then came the treadmill again”.


A singer doesn’t go solo at the height of her bands popularity, release an album with her face on the cover, and promote it with singles and videos, all because she hopes to lay low. I feel like she’s probably being inaccurately paraphrased here.

begrudgingly bound by duty of candor (morrisp), Sunday, 17 April 2022 21:46 (five months ago) link

Kira (Black Flag) - computer programmer

Actually she went into the film/TV business - currently a dialogue editor with two Emmy Awards.

birdistheword, Sunday, 17 April 2022 22:05 (five months ago) link

Also, it was mentioned in another thread, but when Jonathan Richman isn't doing music, he makes a steady living building and installing pizza ovens.

Best story I've heard is Philip Glass - from The Guardian:

...Glass supported himself as a New York cabbie and as a plumber, occupations that often led to unusual encounters. “I had gone to install a dishwasher in a loft in SoHo,” he says. “While working, I suddenly heard a noise and looked up to find Robert Hughes, the art critic of Time magazine, staring at me in disbelief. ‘But you’re Philip Glass! What are you doing here?’ It was obvious that I was installing his dishwasher and I told him I would soon be finished. ‘But you are an artist,’ he protested. I explained that I was an artist but that I was sometimes a plumber as well and that he should go away and let me finish.”

birdistheword, Sunday, 17 April 2022 22:08 (five months ago) link

Forgot, I looked into the Gang of Four after catching their reunion. Turns out Hugo Burnham went into academia to teach art, Jon King became the chief executive of World Television, which produced news reports, webcasts and corporate video for clients from Greenpeace to Nestlé, and for awhile Dave Allen went into advertising and brand marketing, first with a division of Overland Agency and then co-founding the digital strategy firm Fight.

birdistheword, Sunday, 17 April 2022 22:23 (five months ago) link

when I read that Guardian piece I did think that his was not an accurate take on Róisín Murphy's recent career:

After singer Róisín Murphy had navigated the end of her pop duo, Moloko, and then attempted to steer an idiosyncratic solo career with a determination Orson Welles might have admired, she moved to Ibiza to focus on two things: motherhood and the Mediterranean. “Sometimes it’s nice to just relax, you know,” she says.

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Sunday, 17 April 2022 23:33 (five months ago) link

I saw something about how after her solo album tanked, Jemina Pearl from Be Your Own Pet was overseeing open mics and karaoke nights in Nashville.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 April 2022 23:48 (five months ago) link

Forgot, I looked into the Gang of Four after catching their reunion. Turns out Hugo Burnham went into academia to teach art🕸, Jon King became the chief executive of World Television, which produced news reports, webcasts and corporate video for clients from Greenpeace to Nestlé, and for awhile Dave Allen went into advertising and brand marketing, first with a division of Overland Agency and then co-founding the digital strategy firm Fight.


Dave Allen also founded(?)/ran World Domination Records, a short lived label that had Capitol Records backing.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 18 April 2022 00:51 (five months ago) link

Kira (Black Flag) - computer programmer

Actually she went into the film/TV business - currently a dialogue editor with two Emmy Awards.

Update yr info. Kira won an Oscar for sound editing on Mad Max Fury Road.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 18 April 2022 03:00 (five months ago) link

When I last checked on him, in the 90s, Arthur Brown was doing this:

In the 1980s, Brown moved to Austin, Texas, where his wife came from, and obtained a master's degree in counselling.[28]...Together with former Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black, he also became a painter and carpenter for some years,[10] and released an album with him, Brown, Black & Blue (1988). In 1992, Brown and fellow counsellor Jim Maxwell founded Healing Songs Therapy, a service that culminated in Brown creating a song for each client about their emotional issues.[30]

But then he left Austin and thread-relevance, getting back to UK Rock biz:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Brown_(musician)

dow, Monday, 18 April 2022 03:22 (five months ago) link

Update yr info. Kira won an Oscar for sound editing on Mad Max Fury Road.

Hah, even better! I just pulled everything from the opening paragraph on Wikipedia - I was surprised it's not in there. (It actually is, but buried towards the bottom.)

birdistheword, Monday, 18 April 2022 04:44 (five months ago) link

Bit of a niche interest this, but Michael McGuire, from 80s' conceptualists/ pranksters Sudden Sway, is now Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/michael-mcguire

And if you doubt it's the same guy then about one seconds worth of hearing him talking about cybercrime on YouTube will convince you it's definitely him!

Où est Lee Mason de fromage? (Tom D.), Monday, 18 April 2022 08:59 (five months ago) link

my brother-in-law is in advertising, used to live in portland, and would run into dave allen at things regularly. It took him a few times before he realized it was the guy from GoF and not just some random advertising guy

joygoat, Monday, 18 April 2022 13:28 (five months ago) link

Xpost I have a home made box off all the "sing song" bits, so "Yes, yes, I did know that actually..."

Mark G, Monday, 18 April 2022 16:55 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

Inspired by that latest Dandy Warhols thread, I fell into a clickhole and discovered Zia McCabe is/was a realtor.

Nice interview from 2017: https://www.wweek.com/music/2017/12/26/when-zia-mccabe-got-tired-of-touring-with-the-dandy-warhols-she-became-a-licensed-real-estate-agent/


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