Two of my Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library bandmates, Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein himself, have another musical project (well, several actually, but I’m just going to tell you about one of them right now!) Their band Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling is thematically tied to The Prisoner, a 60s cult classic spy-fi TV show from the UK. For the past two years, they’ve been working on an ambitious video project - a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening sequence of The Prisoner. It is finally complete, and I must say, it’s pretty ridiculously awesome. Check out the video embedded here, and then head over to donotforsake.com/arrival for more goodies, including production stills and a version of the video with the original The Prisoner sequence playing simultaneously in the corner for your side-by-side comparison pleasure!
I’ve posted this photo before, but since it was posted by fuckyeahphotography, I wanted to reblog their post so I could thank everyone who has liked/reblogged it! :) For my other posts about Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, click here.
This is not an unbiased review by any means - DNFMOMD is made up of the fabulous Mike and Sophia, who are also my band-mates in The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library - but you should definitely check them out. The band is themed on The Prisoner, a 60s spy show with a cult following, and every song refers to an episode. I’m consistently impressed by Sophia’s ability to sing, play drums, and look fantastic all at the same time, throwing in neat little flourishes and drumstick twirls while maintaining a rocking beat and screaming gutturally. Mike provides a darkly intense bass line, along with some back-up vocals in at least one song. Even though we all join together and play “baroque pop” indie folksy music every week, when I see them up on stage in DNFMOMD, I’m a little bit terrified. And I love it.
I’ll be going to the show at Great Scott to see my band-mates, Mike and Sophia, play in their other project, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling. I saw Mellow Bravo once, but this’ll be my first time seeing The Lights Out and Naked On Roller Skates.
Since I was the 100th person to RSVP on the Facebook event page, apparently I win a beer from Naked On Roller Skates’ lead singer Leesa and a ride home in The Lights Out’s band van. Sweet!
Are you attending a show tonight? Or performing in one? Will I see you at Great Scott?
Name: Rachel Leah Blumenthal Age: 25 Location: Somerville, MA Occupation: Science writer by day, food writer by evening, musician and photographer by night
I'm trying to add more live music to my life. While I blog extensively about food and some music at Fork it over, Boston!, this is a scrapbook-y look at my life as a musician and music lover: photos, videos, and other stuff from shows I go to or play in. All content is by me (Rachel Leah Blumenthal) unless otherwise noted. Please credit me if you re-post my photos or anything else. You can also find me at Boston Food Bloggers and RachelBlumenthal.net, and I'm @blumie on Twitter. I play in The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library and The Bowties. This Tumblr was created on February 10, 2011, but I'm uploading older photos and backdating them to the correct dates.