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November 07, 2005

David J random Web bits

Earpollution interview

From Unnameable Theatre:

David J began his illustrious career as a founding member of Bauhaus, one of the most influential British bands of the 1980s. They appeared in the movie The Hunger alongside and at the suggestion of David Bowie. Following their termination in 83, David J joined up with The Jazz Butcher for a brief stint, producing and playing in the group. Then came Love and Rockets. Another highly successful outfit, scoring a gold record with their first release, Ball Of Confusion. With each successive album outselling the previous one, the band achieved their biggest hit to date, with the single, So Alive, which reached the number two position in the US charts in 1989. The band then embarked on a distinctly more experimental electronic style, eliciting great critical acclaim for their three albums released during the 1990s. Love and Rockets played their last shows at the Roxy Theater in LA in 1998.

This was also the year of the Bauhaus Resurrection, the original band reforming for a sell out world tour in which they broke many house records, including The Palladium in LA, this event selling out two nights in fifteen minutes! A DVD was released featuring their two triumphant nights at New Yorks Hammerstein Ballroom.

Throughout David Js tenure with these bands, he produced several solo albums which have garnered much praise, such as Matt Hoffmans description of him as One of the great songwriters of recent times. His latest solo work, Estranged was released in September of 2003 to great critical acclaim.

David J has also collaborated with various other artists, such as celebrated graphic novelist, Alan Moore ( From Hell, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen ), renowned author, Hubert Selby Jnr. ( Requiem For A Dream, Last Exit To Brooklyn ), producer, musician, label owner, T Bone Burnett ( Down From The Mountain ), MC5 founder, guitarist, vocalist, Wayne Kramer, legendary producer, Hal Wilner, poet, painter, broadcaster, Rene Halkett, City Lights published poet, Jeremy Reed and Mexicos innovative electronica pioneers, the Nortec Collective. He also co-wrote Strays, the title track of the new Janes Addiction album. ( Perry Farrell describes him as the avant of the avant-garde. )

He has also worked extensively as a DJ since 1995, including a residency at LAs infamous Viper Room and is currently resident at The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

David Js creative involvement has always been broader than the purely musical, creating artwork for record covers, posters and merchandise, designing stage lighting and directing videos. He is currently involved in various movie projects, scoring and collaborating on sound design with John Neff ( David Lynch ) and Ego Plum ( The Ebola Music Orchestra. ). In this field he is represented by the administrative company, Bug Music. He has his own publishing company, Urbane Music ( BMI ).

As a visual artist he has exhibited internationally. The Glittering Darkness, a book featuring his art work was published by Pie Books of Japan in 2003.

In early 2004, Davids first play, Anarchy In The Gold Street Wimpy was staged by the acclaimed Dads Garage Theater Company in Atlanta Georgia. He is currently working on his second play and composing original music for VOICES IN THE DARK: THREE PLAYS BY SAMUEL BECKETT.

Very nice press photos.

David's Coda Agency profile

Posted by at November 7, 2005 08:47 AM