He’s a multi-instrumentalist, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Thelonious Monster collaborator, and a cofounder, along with Flea, of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. His career includes playing viola in the orchestra for Ray Charles and playing saxophone with the Chili Peppers, naked except for a sock. Crediting his high school music program with saving his life, he felt compelled to return the favor. Tonight Tree loses the sock and lets it all hang out with the Troubled Men.
Topics include a new variant exploding, Mardi Gras plans, an anniversary, Geritol, Castellon’s Pharmacy, Bosco syrup, an N.Y.C. childhood, rural New Jersey, an L.A. relocation, Fairfax High, a school orchestra, college plans, Berklee College of Music, discovering the viola, solving the woodwinds, the harmonica, a change of plans, drug casualties, a golden age, Jack Irons, nicknames, biking to gigs, Hillel Slovak, “Mother’s Milk,” “Truth or Consequences,” Two Free Stooges live, a teaching career, Horace Tapscott, Pete Weiss, road hazards, rental scooters, a NoCal move, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: “Like Young” from “Blew Year’s Proposition” by Keith Tree Barry
Outro music: “There Was A Time” by Keith Tree Barry
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