I’d just arrived in the NYC’s East Village, the winter of
1983, when I met Jerry Loomis—Loomis, to his friends.
In our nabe, a new art scene was busting out. We did our
part playing in a band, hangin’ on the scene, living
rough: the young rocker life style writ small.
While Loomis could play some slashing, blasting guitar,
his own songs were usually quiet. His response to the
madness and sadness of the world was not the screaming
angst of punk. His songs expressed tenderness.
He understood that for so many Life is not beautiful.
That Love is precious.
We spent thousands of hours together, playing music,
encouraging, commiserating, arguing, struggling—we
weren’t tourists in each other’s life, we were brothers
in dreams. Even when our dreams went different ways.
But the bad can’t top the beautiful. And the
beautiful should be celebrated.
Joe Saba, Creative Director of ZazaSound (HD), ZazaCast Films and Zaza Interactive in Albany, NY, has agreed to do the audio mix of Loomis’ songs. …
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Pastels: 1 portrait of Loomis, 2 streetscenes of the L.E.S.
4 band posters: 3 House of Life, 1 The Barbitones.
Elmer’s cover for City of Dreams CD
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