What They're Saying About The Music
ED ZINCAVAGE (12/18/10)
The thing I like about your music style Ralph, is that it's honest, and genuine, and to the point. Your style reminds me of Eugene Chadbourne's music. That's a compliment.
"The ice age is coming, the sun's zoomin' in..." Chairman Ralph joins his fellow spoken word commandos and language ninjas in celebrating the impact of LONDON CALLING, by the Clash -- the first entry in CityLit Press's "lo-fi poetry" series. You're just one nuclear error....er, click...away from getting the full details!
Just one of many philosophical asides that I exchanged, via the magic of email, with Tim Heenan for his site (dedicated to his goal of playing 52 gigs in as many weeks -- click on the appropriate link to get the whole story for yourself!). Thanks to Tim for making this one possible!
Chairman Ralph regularly plays around the Michiana area. His performing venues range from The Chocolate Cafe (St. Joseph, MI), to the Acorn Theater (Three Oaks, MI), and Foundry Hall (South Haven, MI), as well as South Bend's Artpost Gallery, where he appeared in April as part of its Poetry Marathon celebration.
"Good music takes you somewhere that you haven't already been," the Chairman says. "That seems like an afterthought nowadays, but it's not to me. It's all up for grabs."
"Good music takes you somewhere that you haven't already been," Ralph states. "That seems like an afterthought nowadays, but not to me. It's all up for grabs."
"I enjoyed it very much, having the opportunity to show off my artwork, as well as the variety (of styles)," Quinlan said. "I look forward to other opportunities like this one."
The show closed on Oct. 20 with "Unraveled," a multi-media party that featured refreshments, and live music from local guitarist Chairman Ralph (Heibutzki). (For a sampling of the highlights, and works sold, see the accompanying photos.)
As anyone who's seen the Chairman knows, no two shows are alike, and this one won't be an exception. Look for Ralph to pull out everything from country instrumentals, to offbeat covers (the Clash and the Kinks are always on the rehearsal menu), and his own humorous originals (like "Where's The Crowd?", which deals with every musician's worst nightmare -- the empty room).