I’m not initiated into the MySpace phenomenon, and have no MySpace page nor any wish to have one. But it has finally dawned on me that my son’s “black metal” band Liturgy has one. They have a CD coming out this fall – with accompanying vinyl 12-inch – on the label 20 Buck Spin, which is apparently a big deal in black metal terms. (Larger or smaller than “new-music” terms? I wonder.) If you watch the video at the bottom of their page, Bernard is the guitarist in the white shirt. I think maybe I shouldn’t have played those Borbetomagus records for him when he was 3.
UPDATE: I call Liturgy “my son’s band,” but I ought to note that the band was founded solo by his long-time friend Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, and Bernard just joined this year. The drummer, Greg Fox, was a Bard student as well; I served on his impressive senior board. Brooklyn boasts enough recent Bard graduates to people a small city.