Wednesday, November 15, 2006

KARIN BERG 1936-2006



Karin signed Tin Huey to Warner Bros./was our A & R exec. she also referred The Waitresses to Jerry Jaffee at Polygram with a "sign 'em" recommendation. never met anyone like her...smart, a true music fan, uncompromisingly PC.

i first heard of her from a book by R. Serge Denisoff. when i read in Billboard that she had signed Television, i sent her a copy of 15-60-75's "Jimmy Bell Is Still In Town" and we became penpals...never very warm, but always interesting.

her memorial was very moving. low-key, repectful performaces by Bob Mould, Marshall Crenshaw, Patty Smith & Lenny Kaye, Laurie Anderson, more. tributes by Michael Hill, Robert Guillame, Bobbie Knable, Robert Christgau & Nancy Jeffries, more.

they handed out a CD of her favorite songs. when i looked at the index, there was a Tin Huey song - "I Could Rule The World". TH was not exactly one of her successful signings...but having one of our songs on there made it clear to us that we were not flops to her. i cried when i saw this, btw.

she made a difference.

all the time.

miss her...

PEEVE DE JOUR: death.

JOIE DE JOUR: finishing a rough edit of a 'radio' story/podcast about going to Brussels, Belgium and buying back the guitar i played on "Christmas Wrapping"...maybe.



N.B.A.T.W.P.:

looks like Neuman Leather has been sold, and the status of many artists, small (and large) businesses & recording studios are in jeopardy.





SAVE THE DATE

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 p.m.
Where: Fifth Floor, Neumann Leather Building, Tim Daly World
What: PARTY to raise money for the Neumann Tenants Association!
Why: Because great things are happening now with the NTA, and it's time to raise money!

Donation will be $10 per person, and we'll have t-shirts for sale. (Logo is rockin', so do your Christmas shopping now!)

A lot has been happening in the last month, and we're gaining momentum in our effort to save the Neumann Leather complex. While some feasibility studies have already been done, more serious money is needed now to take our efforts to the next level.

cb...where are you?






PEENSYLVENIALITY (travel day)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Karin's passing. I had the honor to work for her for a short time in nyc. Like the artists she worked with (Karin would say FOR!), I found her to be unique, smart, caring and beautifully complex. Godspeed.

TT

1:52 AM  
Blogger CBeezwax said...

yep. 100% original person. no more like her.

cb

12:00 AM  

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