This is a short collection of a couple of new things and a really old one I wanted to get out there. I started playing the ukulele again after putting it down for a while. The best way to learn is to listen to somebody who can play the thing and the first ukulele player that came to mind was Tiny Tim, yes that Tiny Tim. I checked out a few songs and realized that he was in fact a great ukulele player and a real trip. One thing lead to another and here we are. No the whole little album is not about Tiny Tim, only one song is, but it kind of led me to thinking about art and show business and music and commerece and anything else that passes for entertainment and the music business in general and somehow that led to this strange little collection of songs.
released May 21, 2015
All songs written by Stephen Bodner
Copyright 2015 Stephen Bodner/Tired Tunes
Recorded at 51Nifty Studios, Pittsburgh, Pa
Stephen Bodner-Guitars, Vocals, Ukelele
Album Cover Photo-Amy Reiss
Established 1987 Pittsburgh, Pa.
Since its' inception, Damaged Pies has played and recorded at some of the most legendary venues in world. From CBGB's in New York City to the Whisky a-go-go in L.A., from Liverpool's Cavern to Sun Studio in Memphis to Trident Studios in London, from Farm Aid Eve in Hershey to The Surf Ballroom in Iowa, from Damaged Pies Day in Pittsburgh to Toronto to Philly, from Athens to Boston, from Wrigley Field to Three Rivers Stadium from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to the Wheeling Jamboree to Nashville and all points in between, Damaged Pies has been one of rock and roll's most durable and well traveled acts. Damaged Pies has also been honored with the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
Damaged Pies has opened for former Beatle Pete Best, Marshall Crenshaw, Alejandro Escovedo, Pegi Young (Neil’s wife) The Atomic Punks, Peter Case, former Eagle Don Felder, Peter Mulvey and Jen Chapin.
Damaged Pies is a member of WhyHunger's Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program, an Associate Member of the Recording Academy, ASCAP and Pittsburgh Rock and Roll Legends Academy of Voters.
Damaged Pies movie Same Circus, Different Town is available on You Tube.