Friday Zen – Nash the Slash

Nash the Slash

What’s not to love about a world class musician who plays the Electric Madolin, along with the violin, the guitar, and almost any other musical instrumental you can name – and who does so while wrapped in bandages and wearing a top hat and sunglasses. That’s Canada’s own Nash the Slash, the punk/alt God of Violin music.

From Wikipedia –

Nash’s music is a complex blend of new wave, new age and punk rock, using electric mandolins, violins, drums machines and an arsenal of effects and sonic devices. He has written, played and produced most of the material on his solo albums by himself, although he has also worked with producers Daniel Lanois and Bill Nelson.

Nash has been creating his unique concept of sound and vision for over thirty years. His persona was born of silent film. The name comes from a killer butler encountered by Laurel and Hardy in their first film Do Detectives Think? (1927), for which he has composed a soundtrack score.

I was so thrilled to find video footage of Nash live on stage at the Opera House in Toronto, Halloween 1989. I was actually there for this show, and it was amazing (well, from what I can remember, at least – ah, youth).

A little bit of Madolin fueled flash back zen, for your listening enjoyment.