2/21/08

Stratospheerius & Joe Deninzon

Joe has been experiencing both healthy and unhealthy adventures recently. Carol, at the Jamestown club, Carol’s Silver Dollar, named a drink after his band. “The Stratos Shot” combines Vodka (preferably Russian in honor of Joe’s place of birth), Purple Pucker and 7-Up.
 
On a healthier note, Joe ran his first race, the Half Shell Raw Bar Key West Annual Half Marathon in Florida, this past January 27, and finished in 2 hours and 13 seconds, which was in the top half of the pack (330th out of 800 runners).
Though he’s run for years, this is the first year he trained seriously, running five or six miles every other day, and increasing his mileage to between nine and 12 miles the last two weeks. Joe says, “This was my first half marathon but definitely not my last.”
 
Joe’s getting into the lecture circuit, giving talks and demonstrations on electronic effects that musicians can use in performance and songwriting.
   
And finally, he’s on tour in China right now as “the valet” for his wife Yulia Ziskel, who is in the New York City Philharmonic.  He’s sampling the culture and meeting with industry execs in Hong Kong.  When he returns to the States, Joe’s got shows:

FEBRUARY 27         FAT BABY, NEW YORK, NY
APRIL 2             TBA, BOSTON, MA
APRIL 15         CAROL’S SILVER DOLLARS, JAMESTOWN, NY  (W/JANN KLOSE)
APRIL 16             WINCHESTER, CLEVELAND, OH
(W/JANN)
APRIL 17         THERESE’S GREATNITES, YOUNGSTOWN, OH
(W/JANN)
APRIL 18             BELLS BREWERY, KALAMAZOO, MI
APRIL 19          VILLAGE IDIOT, MAUMEE, OH
(W/JANN)
APRIL 27            CLUB MIDWAY, NEW YORK, NY
MAY 2               RAY KELLYS, BRIDGEPORT, CT
JUNE 21, 22      FREEDOM FEST, MAINE
OCT. 3, 4        HARVEST FEST, MAINE
 
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