I promised there would be a follow-up, issue 2 of 2, and this is it. A few weeks ago, while working up here in NYC, I went to the Mercury Lounge to see a friend of mine perform with his band. I had previously seen Stephen Lyons onstage in Philly, but I took my girlfriend after rehearsal, and we had a fun NYC night-out. Lyons was the first act in a triple bill, much different than his status as headliner in the Philly club where he last performed. But the show was still fantastic. Here is a picture of him and his band during the show:
I'm even punching up my level of technical prowess, because you can click on the picture above and be taken to his homepage. (Check out his free download!) Stephen is a good friend of mine, whom you may recognize because he played Dr. Jekyll in my recent radio version of "Jekyll and Hyde." He's also signed on to reprise the role in the studio recording, which I hope to be able to post some information about soon. He might also be writing and recording an original song for one of my short films, which is super-exciting.
I offer him free publicity on this site partly just to boost one of my friends, but also to commend someone who, quite frankly, inspires me every time I see him perform. He has a 9-5 job like so many of us out there, and he works tirelessly to make himself as a performer/musician. His work ethic is stunning, and I sometimes feel that he must not sleep to accomplish all that he does. Part of this business is finding folk who share your artistic rhythms, and I think Stephen and I can complement each other well. I want him to be a part of a new group that is forming as a part of Radio Hound.
But that group is the subject of another post...
UPDATE: So, I was told that the link is not working. So much for my technical prowess. So here is the link to Stephen Lyons music. I'll stick to the day job, don't worry.