Salame everyone! For what will probably be a one time stray away from this columns goal of introducing local and up and coming musicians, I’d like to offer more of a ‘what the fuck?’ this week, and a look into quasi-famous TV personality, and mildly accomplished musician, David Liebe Hart.
Being most recognized for his role on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as the old guy with the puppets and songs about aliens, David is one in the same with his TV personality.
Currently touring along side musical collaborator, Adam Papagan, and free of Adult Swim affiliation, his following lies somewhere along the lines of cult and novelty. It’s definitely comedy, though unintentionally, but oddly engaging. He’s a living Grampa Simpson making outlandish claims of abduction and celebrity relationships, but from his musical counterpart of seven years and an even longer history through the public access circuit, he’s certainly further out there then the Corinian’s distant planet.
“I think his craziness is kind of toned down on Tim & Eric. People don’t realize the repetition, and the paranoia, and all the idiosyncrasies about the trains, and these characters that keep reoccurring in conversation.”
Papagan said during their double-header in Boston last weekend. “Dick Kintra, Sonia Rude, Thomas Black, Grandma Schroder, George Kur, Lord Majors, James Brown (not the famous James Brown but another James Brown), his ex-wife Brigid. These are just people he talks about and they all have names like that that sound so made up they have to be.”
David was quick to talk about his history living on St. Botolph st., and studying music theory and piano at Berklee, all things to be taken to be taken lightly. After all, this was at the same time he talked about underground Corinian bases all over the state and how they’re responsible for technology and organized religion. As for his relationship with intergalactic travelers, he hasn’t been contacted for over a year and a half. “They freaked out when everyone wanted to learn about them after the popularity of Tim and Eric.” David explained.
“They see us destroying and killing each other so they want to keep private.”
He can profound at times, but like the comedic aspect, it’s purely unintentional. But for what ever the reason, through his borderline sexual harassment creepiness, there’s enough about him to have a hoard of 20 somethings cheer enthusiastically around a 56 year-old man singing in a laundry room. Now that’s comedy! “Everything he says your like ‘is that true? how did he come up with that?’” Papagan said shining some light on David’s popularity. “The thing about him is once you get to know him, you can’t stop thinking about him.”
Scope out a very special look into David Liebe Hart’s night in Boston featuring “Artist and Creator,’ ‘Salame,’ and punk-rock rendition of ‘Asian Girls.’
PHOTO BY DAN FOLEY