Recent Videos


A preview of a song from forthcoming album Electric Trim, as performed live on radio in Europe, Feb 2016. Described thusly by one insider: “If Trump becomes the next POTUS, this will be the song of the resistance”. Lyrics written in collaboration with Jonathan Lethem:
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BARCELONA SOUNDS: Bits and pieces from live improv show at Joe’s Pub, NYC, 6/29/15. Shot by Fred Riedel.
Lee Ranaldo, guitar, Raul Refree, guitar, Chris Corsano, drums
add’l cameras: sophia riedel and rick smigielski

Fleurs Hobo
with some work-in-progress from new album sessions, April 2015…


Hydra Greece 2015 #1

Hydra Greece 2015 #2

INDIA ETC 2013-14
Here’s a long video (25min) consisting of selections of mostly iPhone films from the last year or so, inspired in large part by my trip with The Dust to India in September 2013, set to a long instrumental mix of an early version of The Rising Tide, recorded 012313 with The Dust (Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, Tim Luntzel) [and included on our double CD of Demos & Rehearsals]:


“A movie of a song in a dream of a movie.” Directed by Fred Riedel, the basic concept plays off particular images of the Velvet Underground as filmed by Andy Warhol in the late 60s, casually rehearsing at the Factory, performing (as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable) on St Marks Place with projections and dancers, and even Warhol’s famous ‘Screen Tests’. The character of “The Projectionist” is played by legendary NYC avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs (with whom both myself and Fred studied back in the 70s). Among the dancers can be spotted former SY drummer Bob Bert. Longtime SY associate, director David Markey, is among those behind the camera on this piece. Shot at Sonic Youth studio Echo Canyon West as well as at live gigs in New York City and Los Angeles.

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Here’s a video that was posted after our show in Belo Horizonte, Brasil in 2012. Many thanks to the troupe of 8 local drummers who performed with us. They play in the maracatu style.

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I can’t recall the name of this instrument right now – or of the player. He was one of a group of Chinese improvisors who joined Leah and I in the Shanghai performance. We bought this little 3-pipe instrument for our son. One fixed pipe (like bagpipe chanter?) and 2 pipes w a sliding mute on each, to create warpy and gliding note effects. Very beautiful sounds!
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This one finds me trying to play a normal “C” scale on 2 microtonally-tuned pianos (each tuned to a different scale) at the Trinosophes Gallery in Detroit where The Dust played back in October.

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My Chicago bag theft video (closed circuit)

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Yellow Tube Man: Dust Dancer

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One Response to Recent Videos

  1. Beth Batkiewicz says:

    Thank you to you and Sage, for taking the time to take a picture with my two grandsons, Ryder and Chase . You made my sister’s day and gained to new fans !! Chase loves music and Ryder aspires to be an artist, you cover both fields with such amazing ability !

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