Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy holidays, featuring Giuseppi Logan




You probably know all about Giuseppi Logan, though if not... here's more on him via WFMU. WFMU also posted this incredible video of Giuseppi and his son from Tompkins Square Park circa 1966 ...

7 comments:

Faith Holland said...

So glad you did a post about Giuseppi! I love hearing his music when I walk by the park and he is a legend in our mist.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. I've seen Logan playing in TSP a few times and, unlike with most of the other current players in the park, I end up stopping for a few minutes. He's still pretty good. Damn. I'm sure I've listened to his ancient ESP lp but I never knew he was missing.

There's a ridiculous interview by Rev. Bill Jones with Logan here: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=10180811720

Apparently, if I've read the WMFU article, comments, and links correctly, Logan was "found" when someone googled him and found that interview and then tracked him down. (Jones is, um, hazy, at best about Logan's career.)

VH McKenzie said...

Thanks for sharing this - the park looked pretty decent back in the day, all things considered.

glamma said...

a man who makes the east village truly great.

John M said...

is this the guy who's been playing at the same exact spot...often playing the same exact song for days on end...since the spring? the guy I'm talking about was terrible at the start of the year, and during the summer, too, but suddenly got a lot better this fall. maybe it's two different players?

as somebody who lives nearby, I truly wish he would locate somewhere else for a while. hearing him playing every morning when I wake up, every evening when I get home from work, and every weekend day--and for weeks, sometimes months, on end the same damn song, over and over and over and over--the charm kind of wears off. 'laura', 'over the rainbow' and 'jingle bells' are now pretty much permanently hardwired to the annoyance node in my brain.

Anonymous said...

I used to enjoy his music, but he really does seem to play the same songs, over and over, and over and over.

Anonymous said...

While I'm familiar with Giuseppi's story, and agree he's a great part of Tompkins Square Park, I too got extremely tired of hearing the same 3 songs morning, noon, and night from my apartment on 9th St. and Ave. A. And I'd be lying if I said he wasn't one of the reasons I moved to Brooklyn in September.