Tuesday, August 12, 2008

jon theodore in the LATimes

I was unexpectedly surprised to see a photo of jon theodore in the LATimes today.

Complete with an interview with his new band mate Zach de la Rocha (he of Libertyville) - the project is called "One Day as a Lion" which is a pretty awesome name and for some reason (probably what's going on in georgia right now, but maybe because of the raymond roussell worth alliterative homonym of night and knight) reminds me of the epic poem Rustaveli The Knight in the Panther's Skin.

Jon is an amazing drummer. Had no idea that he was in the mars volta or I'd have sought him out some years back when I last saw them at the coachella.

It was interesting to me that his past gigs were downplayed (maybe the wrong word) as "underground bands" because I don't think of the royal trux or trans am that way. I dunno, maybe golden or Doug Scharin's HiM project might count that way (if dubby jazz doesn't just count as jazz). Our point of departure remains one of my all time favorite albums.

I still think so fondly of the memory of doug and jon playing together in the loft on lake street one day. definitely one of those time and place memories to cherish.


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