It’s not a chord until we play a note!


It’s not a chord until we play a note!


which is a series of brief missives and

video interviews which are aimed

to entertain and (perhaps) enlighten the masses.

Tailored for social media and digital platforms,

KYBP is a quick, informative read

highlighting the players’ most important works!


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Latest posts

Latest posts

Miles Ahead: Neil Young Live at Forest Hills Stadium NYC

  Just when you think you know an artist…   Previous to Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s most recent New York City concert at Forest Hills Stadium on 14 May 2024, the last time I experienced the legendary collective was circa 1978 at the Nassau Coliseum in a faraway place still known as Long Island. […]

Sarafe (SoulCake)

  It’s not how many notes you play, it’s how you play them!   Such is the musical doctrine of bassist Sarafe, anchor of the East Village “fringe” stalwarts SoulCake.   Since their official beginnings, which can be traced back to 2018 or thereabouts, Sarafe and her SoulCake colleagues JOff Wilson (songwriter / guitarist / […]

Dave U. Hall (The Cynz, Alan Merrill, Joey Ramone)

  Bassist Dave U. Hall – no relation to the moving and storage company as far as I am aware, is among the most active players on the New York City “fringe” scene, performing and recording with such artists as The Cynz, The Rattlers, Alan Merrill, Rew Starr, Lester Bangs, and Joey Ramone, to cite […]

Joe Sztabnik (New York Junk, The Dragons, Puma Perl)

  Oft times guitarists will take a stab at playing the electric bass. Enter denizen of the deep end Joe Sztabnik, who actually plays the instrument!   A revered presence on the Lower East Side NYC music scene since the earth cooled – i.e. the 1970s, Sztabnik is mostly associated with his associations; The Dragons, […]

MY #NYC 2024

Tom Semioli iPhone Photo-Collages…   MY #NYC 16 May 2024 Sign Language …    MY #NYC 14 MAY 2024 “The king is gone, but he’s not forgotten. This is the story of a Johnny Rotten… it’s better to burn out than it is to rust…” Neil Young    MY #NYC 12 May 2024 Paul Collins, […]