“I like rock as an escape … music is at its best when it’s uplifting and takes you to a good place.”
Looking like a shambolically elegant version of Donald Sutherland’s character from Animal House with permanent creases and perpetual bedhead, Dan Bejar does strike a certain look on stage. One ...
“When you actually go to people with the fact that you’re not trying to get them to play anything in particular, you just want their response.”
“We just practiced for the first time a couple weeks ago and before that I hadn’t seen anyone for a year and a half.”
I spoke with founder and baritone saxophonist Martin Perna about the making of Fu Chronicles, being in your favorite band’s favorite band, the state of music education in America, and a certain new collaboration he’s involved in.