Radly "Rad" Jose Phoenix, born to an American mother and a Mexican father, thus began life as he was destined to live it... going in several directions at once. A brillent neurosurgeon, this restless young man grew quickly dissatisfied with a life devoted soley to medicine. He roamed the planet studying martial arts and particle physics, collecting around him a most eccentric group of friends, those hard-rocking scientists 1209towanda.
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record label: Grandpa's Casino Recordings
My Introduction to TMBG
I was initially taught Particle Man as a campfire song in scouts. Then I saw them perform The Guitar & The Statue Got Me High on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I was hooked. Flood was the first CD I ever bought followed by Apollo 18 on cassette a week later. They remained my favorite band through out my formative years and I still don't pass up a chance to go see them play if I can help it. I'm that rare breed of dancing fan too, so look out.
Other Artists radJose Digs On
- the Amazing Kill-O-Watts
- be your own PET
- Big D & the Kids Table
- the Fantastic Plastics
- the Fiery Furnaces
- Johnny Socko
- Mates of State
- the Toasters
Advice to Live by
"Laugh when you can, cry when you must, run, jump, fly kites."
I run a ska podcast called 23min of Ska, with 1 episodes a week at 23ska.com.
Yes, I was in a band and played accordion, we were called 1209towanda.