Remember when this guy came to the Sco? You know, everybody’s favorite DIY pioneer, R. Stevie Moore! You don’t know who he is? That’s probably because he’s “criminally underexposed.” Here’s a brief timeline of some of the (really cool) things he’s done throughout his life and also some of the sad things that have happened along the way.
1952: born in Nashville, TN
1968: started smoking, lost virginity to a 39 yr-old married woman, 1st job at Lazy Suzan Restaurant
1971: dropped out of Vanderbilt University
1975: recorded Beatles’ instrumentals
1976: first album Phonography released by Uncle Harry, toured midwest with Billy Anderson’s band
1978: released Delicate Tension, with new songs and sound experiments that he wrote after moving to Montclair, New Jersey
1981: began fulltime DJing at WFMU (Jersey City)
1982: launched the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club
1988: got first VCRs, began making home videos, cocaine era
1999: got online, designed website
2006: aged atheism, personal savings running out fast, Tonic DVD (with Ariel Pink), multiple tooth extractions & partial dentures
2012: R. Stevie Moore played at Oberlin’s Dionysus Discotheque (sometimes people call it the ‘Sco) Thursday May 9 at 10PM.