Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nash the Slash's Birthday Bash

Nash the Slash, Toronto's "serial sonic psychotron", celebrated his 60th birthday in fine style. The festivities at Stratenger's on Queen Street East featured quite amusing presents from friends & fans (the rude talking parrot was a big hit), birthday cake - and the release of a new Nash CD, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Nash'!

It's a follow up of sorts to his 1984 album of cover songs, 'American BandAges'. The new CD features Nash's inimitable cover versions of songs by The Who, Pink Floyd, Gordon Lightfoot, Iron Butterfly, and more...

I was thrilled to re-encounter the One Man Bandaged and have him sign my poster from a live performance of his score to the classic silent horror film 'Nosferatu'.

Now I want to know, "When is Nash's soundtrack for 'The Lost World' coming out?"

Until that happy dark and stormy night I'll just have to be satisfied with the new CD and the promise of Nash's live performances this summer at The Black Swan, just up the road from me on the Danforth. Can't wait.

Nash The Slash

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