||Hand Me Down CD (2006) |
Bridge & Tunnel albums Bridge & Tunnel, aka Rauri Finan is a miniscule, prepubescent, 7th grader waaay inda back a da room fullada most promisin' highschool trumpet players in da tristate area, attendin' da annual Carnegie Mellon Jazz Festival a 1989. Art Farmer (master flugelhorn and trumpet be-bop player) is conductin' a seminar an' has just finished playin' a lil improvised #. He looks arounda room, smiles an' sez, "That's how I feel right now. We are each gonna do the same and just play how we feel, right now." What ensues are suckup solos a every variety cuz you ain't playin' inda highschool auditorium, nah, yer playin fer Art Farmer an' he's listenin'. Dese kids are whippin' out da best a what dey got. Coppin' Miles, Bach etudes or bustin' a lip, bent over, blowin' like Marsalis. Finally dey're all done, Rauri is as nervous as a sacka shit on railroad tracks. Art addresses, "You, the quiet kid in the back, stand up and give us what you got." Rauri puts his horn up ta his lips an' emits, "Ffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrppp" One looong, single note lastin' about 10 Mississippi seconds. Immediately sits down, da room resounds wit a quick chuckle as dey all check ta see what Arts got ta say, he smiles an' nods in agreeance, "That was the best one so far."And DAT, is a true story motherfucker. I got udders but dese bios are only supposed ta be a page long.
Bridge & Tunnel is Rauri Finan. My friends say my stuff is a mix a WEEN an' da Beastie Boys wit a sorta trance rock sound. But dere's all sortsa shit on dere like da last one "All Through the Night" #13, is backwoods bootstompin' porch drinkin' Appalachian country folk. "Sunday Afternoon" #5 is a lackadaisical, dubbed and doped out dreamer.
I'm from Pittsburgh Pennsyltucky, I lived in NYC fer 5 years and now I live in San Francisco. I been singin' in churches, choirs, an' playin' various instruments since 5. Lessee, I was in da South Hills Junior orchestra fer violin an' trumpet, only thing a note was playin' on da White House lawn. I was in da Pittsburgh Travelling Boy Choir, but dat cost too much, so my mom yanked me. Was in all da highschool symphonic, marching and jazz bands, picked up a euphonium dere. Studied sound production at Penn State University an' spent a year doing da same at Leeds University in England. Da only press I got, is some backin' tracks dat made it onta da "Extreme History" show hosted by Roger Daltrey on da History Channel. In one episode, when Roger is ...