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Options April 19, 2016: Ace Is The Place



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Today: Ace Is The Place
On today's Aerial View I attend last Tuesday's Ace Frehley show at the B.B. King Club in Manhattan with Keith Hartel and my trusty Sony flash recorder in tow. Here are some of the scenes you'll hear:
  • Disembarking the bus at 42nd & 8th Ave
  • The short walk to B.B. King's
  • Going inside the club
  • A bit of the opening act
  • Me, Keith & tablemate Bruce  Bennett chat
  • Ace plays
  • Keith and I walk to his car
  • The drive home
  • Back at the house
Ace recently cancelled some local shows due to exhaustion and dehydration and has headed home to San Diego. We're glad we caught him when we did and now YOU can hear him on Aerial View!

Below are some pictures from the evening, including views of 42nd Street and 8th Ave.; under the marquee of the B.B. King Club; me throwing devil horns, Ace on stage and with his patented smoking Gibson Les Paul.
Ace Calling
I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ace at my actual job and I put together the photo montage above for the fascinating Facebook group Ace Calling, established and maintained by WFMU's own Kurt Gottschalk. The concept is simple: pair a photo of Ace on the phone with a shot of someone else on the phone (or something more conceptual). Once you start making these Ace mashups you just can't stop. Below is a selection of my additions to the Ace Calling cause.
Last Week: Rhode Island Road Trip
Last week's Aerial View featured a trip to Rhode Island to celebrate my sister birthday. Here's some feedback on the show:
 
  • Hi, Chris T. I finally found some time to catch an episode. I pretty much gave up on competing with tailgaters. I pull over and let them pass and let them become the next guy's problem.
  • Loved your Rhode Island Road Show! Poorly-endowed SUV tailgaters ... dead animals under the porch ... This episode had it all!

Sony ICD-UX512 Flash Recorder
Zoom H2N
Artist Track Year Format
Ace Chris T. Frehley  New York Aerial View Groove   Options 2016  MP3 
Zoom H6 Recorder
Aerial View Audio Arsenal
Some behind-these-scenes info for your audio geeks: That tiny Sony ICD-UX512 recorder has been a staple of the Aerial View Arsenal for awhile now but I managed to snag a Zoom H2N at the Meadowlands Flea market this past Saturday and it's a serious upgrade in sonic quality. I'll keep the Sony because it's so compact but the H2N is now the preferred audio-gathering device for field trips like this one. My Zoom H6 will continue to be the go-to recorder when I need to plug in microphones and capture stereo ambience at the same time. 
Upcoming Events
Killing RepublicansPermanently unelected Mayor of Coney Island, Dick Zigun, has written a new play - KILLING REPUBLICANS: A ROCK OPERA - and previews begin Fri., April 22 at the Shooting Gallery Arts Annex in Coney Island. I'll be sitting down with the playwright for a future edition of Aerial View.
 
WFMU Rec FairThe WFMU Record Fair is coming your way: April 29th, 30th, and May 1st at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint (79 Franklin St)! Luxuriate in a gigantic room filled wall-to-wall with LPs, 45s, CDs, videos, books, posters, collectibles and who knows what else! Oh wait, I know: live music by R.L. Boyce, The Moles, Colleen Green, Fat White Family (acoustic) and more! Get $2 off admission with this coupon, be sure to check out the full schedule of events, and RSVP to our FB event.
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Obligatory Throwback Pic(s)
A new toy, Sept. 5, 1966
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