So a while back my kids were asking about my old band days, and I mentioned that I was in a group called Ride the Mole out of Brooklyn back in the 90s. They asked me if I was kidding. I said no.
Then yesterday my son sends me a text that he found them on YouTube in a video I don’t think I’d ever seen before.
So here it is. It’s grainy, you can barely see me because Big John is standing in front of me the whole time, but I make a brief ghost-like appearance at the end.
The video has two songs in it: Wasting Time and Ride the Mole (our rockin’ anthem). I really liked playing with those guys, especially in contrast to my previous, much-more-manicured musical experience.
And I poked around and found out that Marc (guitar/vocals) and Darlene (bass) now have their own rockin’ thing going on in Vermont. It’s been like 20 years and so I sent ‘em a note on their site. Haven’t heard back yet, but I’d love to head up there at some point and have a reunion. Their new drummer is good.
That’s all. I’m so happy to see this video (I felt at home playing this stuff) though I don’t think anyone else will be interested (although it has gotten TENS of views over the past 10 years or so it’s been online, so….).