|you know......just as an aside to that joke and without dwelling on the maudlin aspects, because my dad was one of the town drunks, he often took me to this really cheap dive of a bar where he drank with indigent guys and the owner of the bar had a monkey that he kept chained at the bar, a little spider monkey, and the guys at the bar would feed it olives and pickles and peanuts and stuff....the bar was really awful and was called the Saybrook Inn but everybody in town disparagingly called it "the monkey farm" as a slap at the patrons...
We are saddened to learn of Charles O'Meara's passing. Peace.
The creative relationship between Nick Didkovsky (Doctor Nerve, Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Bone) and Charles O'Meara, aka CW Vrtacek (Forever Einstein, Chris Cutler, Biota) dates back almost 30 years.
The Monkey Farm is fueled by this long standing partnership, bringing together O'Meara's writing and Didkovsky's composition.
Completely true, non-fiction, (ie this stuff really happened to him) stories by Charles O'Meara
Read the full text of The Monkey Farm stories on O'Meara's blog here
Live excerpts from premiere performance (Roulette May 4, 2001, rough mix of the new CD)