Two Legs Bad
Like the Cyclone, Life in a Blender is a long-time Brooklyn institution that has been exhilarating and possibly nauseating audiences for years. Blender's tunes leave you dancing in your seats and very often laughing thanks mainly to Don Ralph's quirky stage presence--he belts out his off-kilter musings while dancing Sprockets-style or flashing his 'bag of doorknobs'--aka beergut. The stellar band includes Don's friend from junior high, Dave Moody, on cello; Mark Lerner (leader of the renowned country/dub band Rosine) on bass; Rebecca Weiner (she played with Patti Smith) on violin; Al Houghton (producer of They Might Be Giants) on guitar; Ken Meyer (author of The Solid-Time Tool Kit) on drums; and Mel Melon (a John Donne expert) on horns. Blender was chosen as a 2003 Emerging Artist finalist in Washington State. Watch us as we now emerge.