Friday, February 20, 2009

Tonight at the Bell House - Benjy Feree

I love the Bell House and I've had "Fear" stuck in my head since the beginning of the year.  But as is typical with my travel schedule I won't be able to make it tonight.

Benjy Feree released his concept album, "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee" earlier this month and is touring the east coast (plus Ohio!) in support of it.  

Benjy grew up a huge fan of Peter Pan and wrote a musical eulogy to Bobby Driscoll after learning the sad story of his life following his career as a child actor:

Once Disney’s golden boy of cinema,  Driscoll was fired from Disney after the making of Peter Pan for the unforgivable crime of hitting puberty and developing acne. No longer cute and profitable,  he struggled to find work and fell into a life-long battle with drugs until, ultimately, dying homeless and broke in a Manhattan, tenement in 1968 at the age of 31.  With police unable to identify his body,  the Academy Award winner ended up in an unmarked pauper’s grave on New York’s Hart Island.

And on that uplifting note, check out the Bell House tonight and get there earlier to enjoy their drink specials between 5 & 7 and the cozy couches.  

1 comment:

Salamun said...


I saw your post about Benjy Ferree and I thought you might want to check out an audio interview I did with him the other day:

He talks about his heroes Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash and Twiggie from Buck Rogers.

If you dig it, please share it.

Also, we often interview musicians (Of Montreal, Citay, Girl Talk) so if you like the show you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.