Sunday, September 9, 2007
Pondering People # 1: VEGA
Vega once told me he is in 'the alamo of his life.' I thought that was very poetic and insightful. I think what he means by that is: he is in a band and this is his last shot at pulling something big off, like making a living playing music. He has been in bands before but this one he is taking very seriously. He is from Manhattan and if the group doesnt work out he is moving back, after a decade in Los Angeles. Vega is a funny man. He once said 'man down!' when someone spilled a drink at breakfast. I'd never heard anyone say that in that context and it cracked me up. He also is introspective and that works well when it comes to his songwriting. Check out his band Castaneda.