The New Dead Kenny Gs
The Dead Kenny Gs will open up an extended Ocober tour this evening in Austin, TX at Stubbs. The trio will consist of three Critters Buggin alums as along with staples Skerik on saxophonics and Mike Dillon on drums, Brad Houser will appear on bass. The group will travel through the south and on to the midwest, where the group promises it will ‘play many Criiters songs re done in such a way as to cause as much pain and suffering to Kenny G as spiritually possible.’
Of course, whenever we mention the Dead Kenny Gs, were always happy to remind our readers that after Pat Metheny learned that Kenny G(orelick) had overdubbed himself on top of a Louis Armstrong record, Metheny responded that Gorelick did something that I would not have imagined possible. He, in one move, through his unbelievably pretentious and calloused musical decision to embark on this most cynical of musical paths, shit all over the graves of all the musicians past and present who have risked their lives by going out there on the road for years and years developing their own music inspired by the standards of grace that Louis Armstrong brought to every single note he played over an amazing lifetime as a musician. By disrespecting Louis, his legacy and by default, everyone who has ever tried to do something positive with improvised music and what it can be, Kenny G has created a new low point in modern culture – something that we all should be totally embarrassed about – and afraid of.