Ride the Mole (if you can)

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….).

Oh, I’d also like to point out that I’ve now been in two bands with great names: Ride the Mole and Big Dead Fish. (and if we ever get Massive Imp off the ground, that’ll be the third…)

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