setting up for 2nd Jewish Lightning sessions 4/13/2003
"And from the streets of the Ghetto, i preached the Deuteronomy/ but the oppressors came out early, they tried to persecute me/they don't like the warning from my boyhood ministry...
from "Gangsta Rabbi"- Steve Lieberman(2002, 1996)
The Bad'lania Rising " session 6/23/2002
The Long Strange Wonderful Tragic History
1968-Sept.18 -Get my first instrument- a clarinet
1968-Sept 30-insufficient progress made on clarinet, will be taken away by 10/7/1968
1968-Oct. 7-after 22 hours of practice that week , get inducted to concert as 3rd clarinet, 2nd chair. i guess instrument will not be taken away haha
1969-Apr.24- promoted to 1st clarinet 2nd chair and was able to play any major scale for 3 octaves.didn't they want me not to play anymore 6 1/2 months ago???
1970-Jan 5- enter trombone section as 3rd ,2nd chair after falsely accusing clarinet for causing dental problems.( i actually no longer wanted to play instrument who's section is largely populated by gals. times do change, don't they???
1970-June 11-get trumpet for 6th grade graduation.started 1st band, the"Long Island Sound"that summer with me on trumpet, 2 singers and a drummer.probably the roots of my present tendency for unusual instrumentation haha 1
Martin Gritz (1957-1970)
1971 Jun 24 -my bar mitzvah
1971-Jun 27 -buy cheap 6-string acoustic but never to this day learned how to work such contraptions. resumed the trumpet that summer in Long Island Sound
1971 Aug.12-the drummer's father gets bass guitar.first time i tried it i had to have one.
1971-Sept.18-use rest of Bar Mitzvah money and paper route money ($100) to buy "Kimberly" bass and "Domino" 25 watt bass amp with 12" speaker.
1971-Sept 22 joined Junior High jazz band as bass player.
1971-Dec 14-22-me and singer Michael N*lson (1959-1994) formed a folk-rock outfit called the Era of Peace and wrote a song to protest the war in Viet Nam
1971-Dec.29 -first heard Jethro Tull when "Hymn 43" was #86 for the year 1971 on WABC_AM top 100 charts. My original reaction was that guy Jethro sounds angry and i think he's palying the flute.
1972-Jan 14-switched from trombone to tuba
1972 Feb 2 promoted to 2nd tuba
1972 March 16-promoted to 1st tuba after just 2 months of playing!!
1972 June 14- got new Jethro Tull album "Thick As A Brick" for my birthday. Found out Jethro Tull was a group and not a guy.Got first 4 albums by September that year
1973 March 3-joined first real rock group as bass player called "Solid Gold"(ouch) til 5/1973, then "Image"(ouch) until 2/1974 then "Arion" until 12/1/1974 and finally "Transit" 12/1/1974 until my involuntary separation from them until 7/8/1976.Other members were Nick M*lcuit (19*8- )guitar, vocals,(1973-1976 )Rich R*selli (19*8- ) saxophones(1973-1976) trumpet players were Frank DiGr*gorio(19*8- )(1973-1974),John Kl*mp(19**7- )(1974) and Ike P*rdo(195*- )(1974-1976) who doubled on Univox Mini-Korg synthesizer who was also my best bud from 1975 until we lost touch in 1978.Keyboard players were Mike Grieco(1973-1974) Rick Suchow(1975-1976) who came to fame by writing Ringo Starr's 'What Goes Around) and was probably the most musically successful of us all. Drummers were Kevin Gi*liano(19*8- )(1973) Pete Ch*di*chimo(19*3- ) (1974) Billy K*utz(19*8- ) (1974-1975) and Paul Marcucci(1959- )(1975-1976).we achieved as Transit much success to put me being 5'4" and 200+ pounds at the time with of course long frizzy hair in the same popularity tier as let's say a 2nd string linebacker.Originally covering Chicago songs, we became a hard rock band by 1974 covering the Who largely as well as a lot of other now classic rock, then the latest thing around!! then going to originals primarily jazz /rock fusion and some more straight rock. i had penned 2 songs on our set list, 1974's "No Limit" and 1975's "Que'lude Pre'lude(sorry haha) which i actually did the lead singing on!!
1973 June 29-The Image plays first gig. got paid $5/each and became professional musicians that day.
1973 Nov.27 The Grateful Dead replace Jethro Tull as my favorite group.
Rose Marcus my Grandmother (1893-1974) (my oldest daughter Heidi Rachel is named after her)
Winter-Spring 1974-Arion hits the VFW circuit as all our classmates were needing groups to play their sweet 16's.
1974-Apr.15- bought 1973 Fender Precision Bass for $180 brand new which i still play today as well as the cool looking red copy with the maple neck from 2002
1974- Nov.17- get the Who's Quadrophenia in record club.
1974-Nov. 18 the Who replaced Grateful Dead as favorite group.
1974 Nov 30-buy Quadrophenia sheet music for $3.95 and learn the John Entwistle's(1944-2002) bass part for the "Real Me" note for note.
1974 Dec 1-Arion becomes Transit
1974 Dec 12-join Ricky Suchow(keyboard, vocals) in side project with Jon B*uer(1959- )lead guitar, and Marc Lipton(1958- ) drums . originally "Stinkfoot"(1974), then "Intrepid"(1974-1975) t
1974 Dec 17-Transit plays International Holiday Festival at high school opening with the Who's "Real Me" at that point to graduation i was considered the school's best bass player. who would have thunk??
1975-May 2 recorded "Hydroxyl" with Ricky Suchow, the name from our 11th grade chemistry class meaning 'base' (vs. alkaline) hence became my first time playing chords on the bass and overdubbing regular bass parts backed up by Rick's keyboards. what could i have been thinking??
1975 Jul. 13 attacked by skinhead while playing pinball in Greaser Hut as recounted in "Pinball Machine"
1975-Aug 28-THE concert at the north Bellmore Public Library. originally booked opening act Starlight Glider backed out last minute leaving about 2 1/2 hours for Transit's set.The house was packed so much that they had to move shelves of books to make room for additional audience!! Our picture was in 9/4/1975 local paper. despite all the triumph of that night, perhaps the highlight for me was when some bully named Gary L**ifer who harried me in the 10th grade was there and and came up to me after show and said,'great job , man you really rock" and then tried to reenact my bass antics of the night. Whatta sight!!!
1975-Nov 21- i think it was at JFK High School. i had a 3 minute free form bass solo in billy Cobham's "Stratus" .the reaction from the audience had to be one of the finer moments ever!! THE WARM-UP BAND, A Disco outfit named RPM(ouch!!!) supplied them with my replacement , disco bassist extraodinaire, Phil Ava*nzado after Transit s*ld out in 7/1976 becoming a disco band. really!! i'm trying to find Phil's musical website but you guessed, it's just not out there!!!(or maybe he's using a pseudonym) i showed them haha
1976 Feb 1 & 2-Transit featured act at high school pop concert. Performs 'Change it' and Get It Straight" after i had taken heat from band leaders of overplaying the bass(surprise surprise!!) and playing disco songs in hard rock John Entwistle style(my bad !!!) this was 1976 you know!!
1976 Apr.24 Transit records demo in 16 track recording studio featuring 'Change It" No Limit" 'Get It Straight" "Equilibrium' and who knows what else.the engineer had to put some kind of thingy on my 1/4" unbalanced jack to prevent noise as i bopped around.
1976 May 17 played a concert featuring both Transit and Intrepid. had no rest that day, just fun!!
1976 Jun 26-graduated high school
1976 Jul 8-i'm ousted from Transit after 3 1/2 years with the group.i'm replaced by disco afficianado bassist Phil Av*anzado .
1976 Jul 9- Join a garage band named Quadrant who seeked me ever since i was thrown out of Transit.other members were Lonnie Fr*osch( 19*7- )lead guitar Paul An*bile(19*0- )lead singer Dave Go*dman keyboards and Phil Melli*a as drummer.
1976 Aug 31 after productive summer, Quadrant goes on hiatus as Lonnie goes upstate to college.
1976 Oct 2 audition and get accepted to metal outfit, Trigger. Marty Himm*er,(a Jew) lead guitar adopts stagename "Simms" because he thinks it sounds too close to 'Hitler" without regard to 3rd reich murderer Heinrich Himmler. Other members were Barry W*ller(vocals), Robert M*ullin (drums).
1976 Dec 22- resign from Trigger citing guitarist H*mmler's dictatorship attitude.
1976 Dec 31 plan to write rock opera about my musical soap opera type life thus far where the character who plays me, Zackie Bliss dies in suicide on 7/8/1976, the day Transit ousted me. Featured updated version of Que'lude Pre'lude, The De'but, 1957-1976 as well as about 17 songs i can't recall right now.
1977 Sept. 15 Quadrant re-forms with guitarist Paul L*voti(19*9- ) replacing Lonnie Fr*osch and whiz kid drum prodigy Larry Gl*it(1961- ) replacing Phil Mel*ina and is re-named Slip Kid after Who song 1975.
1978 Feb 4-5 return to Mepham Pop concert 2 years after graduation to screaming crowd.
1978 Jun 3 play my last gig for money , some prom in New Hyde Park with former keyboardist Mike Grieco and some outfit he put together.
1978 June 8-got AS degree in Accounting with minor in improvisational jazz
Keith Moon (1947-1978)
1978 Jul 1 for the first time, go on hiatus in music after losing 60 or so pounds really fast.
John Glascock (1952-1979)
1980-Jun 1 graduated college
1980 Nov 16 get married for the first time until 1983 Oct. 31
1980 Dec 19 start playing again in my first basement apartment .
1981 Apr 2-play tape at MetLife shipping and receiving dep't. was almost laughed out of the place ouch!!!!!! that hurt i showed them !!!--really gotta say f=ck you for how bad they made me feel
1981-Cashew Honey (1980-1981)
1981 Apr.27 buy fuzz box at Michael's Music for $15. and apply to bass and record my first punk project.includes "Municipal Swinning Pool" (included on 'Bang the Bass Bopmania #1 as 'Municipal Swimming Pool '91) Honey Smokes a Pipe and Wild Lust Dream.
1981-Jul 16- play live at Jewish singles coffee house accompied for the first time by a distorted bass playing double stops. although it did not go over very well at all this was a very important in this long strange tragic history .
1981 Oct.2 - completed collection of numbers with common theme(Am i a Nerd/THe Ultimate Lunacy/ Punk-Rock Shopping Bag Lady/ Violent Night Dirge 1962-1981. Important because this was the first time i had overdubbed multiple bass parts.
1981-Oct.3 guess what--hiatus again!!!
Chestnut Cashew-Honey (1981-1982)
1982 Oct. 15 change all radio dials in my control to WLIR, new wave radio
1984 Apr.1 get married for 2nd time until 11/21/1988.
1984 Jun 26 guess what, hiatus is over again.'regroup' for next project, a song called, "Nuclear Blitz, edits 95,97 and 85)
1984 Oct. 14-15 go to some ritzy studio called the Music Palace or something with a hired metal drummer named Matt Aghetti. returned to the same studio in 11/2010 to record "No Festival of Lights"
1985 Jan.7 Nuclear Blitz/ Let There Be Love 45rpm released on Pokey Kid-Bon Records under the group name "The Kid Strikes Back" (it was the '80's you know) and go on long hiatus again but for the last time
1985 Oct 30 oldest daughter Heidi Rachel Lieberman born at 12:52 PM
1988 Oct.12 learn to drive stick shift in rush hour traffic
Beatrice Lieberman (my other grandmother) (1902-1989)
1989 Dec. 14 married 3rd time until 4/21/1991
1989 Dec.29 Buttons Bat-Sheva Berech'iah Caftor'im born
1991 Aug 6 acoustically record "Bop Bop Bigger Rocket" "1989" and "i Bang The Bass"
1991 Sept 4 get Yamaha dd-6 drum machine which was the sole source of beats to all i did for the next decade.
1991 Sept 18 20th anniversary of playing bass. Name project "Bop Bop Bigger Bab-'el"
1991 Dec 10 Bigger Babyss Studio established. Singalodeon Singing Machine provides overdub capabilities for first 25 albums!!
1991 Dec 23 "Bang The Bass BopMania #1" is released on Bigger Babyss Records as # BB-1001
1991 Dec 29 Buttons is adopted.
1992 Mar 29- "Bop the Referendum #2" released .4 megaphones were bought to support this one .
1992 Apr 12 "Bop Deferenmania" and "Working Class Bop" first remix albums released .
1992 May 31- "Tails From the BopSide"#3 /Massacre on the BopSide released.
1992 Aug 12 "Bop Zone Distributor #4 " released. took a break because i did 4 albums.
1992 Oct 12-14 recorded "Civil Disobedience" in Buzz Prodfuction Studio.
1992 Dec 3-review(1st one) for "Civil Disobedience" appears im Musician's Exchange" 12 copies are sold @ .99 cents each.
1992 Dec 17 Released "Deuteronomy 92:12" very large re-mix album while waiting for songs to happen (really???)
1993 Feb 26 "Resurgence in the Factory #5" released on same day as 1st WTC attack. This was the peak of my never-ending need to produce industrial music.
1993 Mar.29-May 15- Recorded 2nd 'pro' recording in Ultraphonic Studio including some tracks from "factory". Coupled with 'Civil Disobedience" became "Psycho_Bab-'eL Reactor".
1993 Apr 2 the term "PIT-BASH is coined as a basic descriptive acronym to the music i was creating at the time. Loosely stands for "post-industrial thrash-Bass oriented aggressive sonic hardcore" add flutes ,exotic and the Hebrews and it still pretty much stands a decade later.Talk about staying power!!!!
1993 Jun 13-"Laborer #6" (orig. High Holy Hell) released amid massive heat wave. Contains first anti-racist messages. Heidi given writing co-credit on "Soda Machine"
1993 June 19 See 'Jurassic Park" for the first of 15 times
1993 Aug 1-the Jurassic Park-inspired " Veloci-Raptor Factor #7" released
1993 Sep 11 "Planet Bab-'eL" #8 released.
1993 Oct 8- Record "Inseminator" at Buzz Productions. The version of"Garbage Man" had many bad words
1993- Dec 11 Steve Lieberman refused a spot on Freeport Arts Council sponsored Freeport First Night 1994.
1993 Dec. 30 record "ResistorSlam" at rehearsal studio. Technically first live album.
1993 Dec 31 pick up Jethro Tull "Thick As a Brick" on cassette as Woolworth's closes down. i at the time didn't realize how important that was.
1994- Feb 1" Poverty #9" released.
1994 Feb 7, "Bop The Pit-Bash Machine" compilation tape receives (*) or (****) rating-you decide" from Musician's Exchange Independent's Day column.
1994 Feb 9 Write "Lorena Cut Off His Weiner" for mother and Daughter Comedy team Coco and Penny. included a spost-track on Poverty 9.
1994 Feb 20- Release " Recession #10" .Most of it is my then attempt of covering " Thick As A Brick"
1994 Mar 18 Record " Pit-Bash Holiday" EP at Buzz Production.celebrating 22 1/2 years playing the bass.
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
1994 Apr 17- Saw " Schindler's List" for first time. to become great influence for life and future albums. that same day, recorded "Liquidation of the Ghetto", the first of many holocaust memorial tunes.
1994 Apr. 29- "Liquiditia #11" (orig. Gynocologist) released
1994 May 26 "Yom Ha-Sho'ah Bab-'el #12" released. Includes "Yiz'kor Bab-'el" a 22 minite epic about Holocaust.
Michael Nelson (my first lead singer) (1959-1994)
1994 Jun 13 "Zionist#13" released
1994 Jun 20 "Tolerance #14" released. End of first Bop Bop Bigger Bab-'el project.
Jack Lieberman(last surviving grandparent (1904-1994)
1994 Aug.14 chosen for spot in First Night Freeport 1995. Control of event was moved from Arts Council (enemy of my record company) to Mary W*string.
1994 Aug 18- me and my song 'Boppin' on the Bopside" were selected to appear on the now infamous Rodell Records compilation "Sounds From the Underground"
1994 Sep.15 Rebek'ah Sar'ah Lieberman born
1994 Oct.3 attending my first meeting of Island Songwriters Showcase (ISS) a regional songwriters' group where we would either play an original song on tape or live and then are critiqued usually very mercifully by your fellow songwriters. This organization was and still is a pivotal part of what i do musically. i brought the 'Civil Disobedience" tape and offered "Boppin' On the BopSide" Then Director, Mike H*gan said 'Civil Disobedience i like it already' the group thought it was fresh and new but guess what--bad production and they couldn't understand the words!!! i think that Mike became increasingly annoyed with me as i 'dipped' into Zionism and the like. he seemed to get nervous whenever i would play at something he was hosting. nothing new however.
1994 Oct. 12 played my first live gig since 1981 sponsored by ISS at a bar called Fast Eddie's. although very rusty at live work, was able to show a roomful of budding folk rockers the meaning of raw punk rock played on the distorted bass. Mike Hogan had introduced me as 'a monster bass player'
1994 Nov.15 the ISS gig at the Branding Iron. I brought a lot of people to this one
1994 Dec 19 anonymously left a Bible. started that night and never stopped. first time i went beyond the Book of Deuteronomy.-fascinating reading!!!
1994 Dec 31-played First Night Freeport to about 125 people including the late mayor of Freeport, Art Thompson (1943-1995) who kept on joking about the volume i played at.Definitely my best show ever as solo artist and review in Musician's Exchange a certain cornerstone in my 'press kit'
1995 Jan 1 Bop Bop Bigger Bab-'el is now RetrieverHead 11:9. Perhaps a big marketing disaster.However the little puppyhead logo was far cuter than that phallic rocket ship with the Hebrew writing!! the reason was to separate without really separating from a lot of Bop Bop Bigger bab-'el's sexploitation in favor of more holy verbage.
1995 Jan. 16 "Jeru-bab-'el(the overthrowing of Bab-'el)/The Underground Resistance #15 released. the music Paper described it as whatever you call it, it's still one-man pit-bash metal unit, Steve Lieberman.(they said 'metal unit' hahahahah)
1995 Feb 14 released "Desolation #16"
1995 Mar 3 recorded and released "Labrador Pit-Core" in buzz Productions.
1995 Mar 20(18 Acher'on-13 3445 or Yom ha-Ba'lye Tov'im,the Day of The Good Animals ) became a vegetarian which i still am-not for my health but for the kindness to the L-Rd's creatures.
1995 May 5 recorded, released "Radio Zion EP" at Buzz Productions
1995 May 15 1st ISS showcase at the now infamous Mother McGee's
1995 Jun 17 Release Mish'neh ha-Redaktor #17
1995 Jun 19 the infamous Mother McGee's gig. Mike H*gan, hoping i would have gone home kept on delaying the time i would be scheduled to take the stage. By 2AM, he saw i wasn't going anywhere, he summoned me to set up. At 2:24 AM, i opened with "Militia Man", the drunken crowd went wild. As i went into the opening lead to Radio Zion, H*gan told me to finish up and get off the stage, after about 3 1/2 minutes. The performer who spent the least time on stage spent 17 minutes.and those who went on after me played in excess of 30 minutes at the next ISS meeting , it was just as i suspected, the bartender was how do i say--anti-Zionist?? and Hogan seemed to cave in to it all instead of defending his artists' first amendment rights.
1995 Jul 5 "Diaspora #18" released
1995 Oct. 17 appear in Newsday as part of article on ISS
1995 Oct 21 leave for Russia to adopt daughter Rebek'ah and write Tblisi 19
1995 Oct.25 "Rebek'ah, formerly Marika, formerly Natasha Vorabjova , formerlly someone else is adopted in Tblisi, Republic of Georgia.
1995 Oct 27 to Oct.31 political detention in Tblisi.
1995 Nov 2 return home
1995 Nov 15 play massive gig at Mother McGee's covered by biggest regional entertainment paper,Good Times. i put everything to 11, all my pedals fell off the amp causing technical difficulties galore as well as drowning out all my vocals. The paper said that unless i get my act together, i should not yet quit my day job(ouch!!!)
1995 Dec 16(?) 24 Bad'lania 3446(Yom ha-Badlan'im)-founded Isolationist Hebrew sect, the Badlan'im.emphasising the Bible as the Word of G_D through His Prophets, therefore our official rulebook,not the Talmud or similar man-made documents, vegetarianism, fasting,and humility.
1995 Dec 31 played the now ill-fated "Countdown 2000" festival.i was set to play from 4.30 to 5.30.. the harmonica band did not exit until 4;45 and the big band needed to start at 5:30, so guess what, my set was cut short. since no one was clapping, i went one song into another at warp speed and finished the set.i thought this was going to be a repeat of "first Night 1995' a year before but i couldn't have been more wrong. what a disaster. i didn't play in my hometown for almost 5 years(as recounted in "Diaspora Blaster"
1996 Jan 1 spent the day adding vocal tracks to my 12/31/1995 performance, entitled "MINISTERING THE BADLAN'IM" after the new third verse of "Radio Zion" which were non-existant because of bad recording. re-mixed version got me my only 4* review from the Music Paper.
1996 Jan.16 saw my first episode of Wishbone
1996 Feb.19 a stunning comeback at the Pepper'd Owl.Met famed luthier Scott MacDonald who was actually quite impressed that i can make a bass sound like a guitar.Unfortunately, this friendship was short-lived.
1996 Mar.20 Gangsta Rabbi #20 released on my 1st anniversary of vegetarianism
1996 Apr 21" Delivering the Reprimand#21" released.
1996 May 9-started to delelop the Bad'lan language, combining Hebrew consonants and English diacriticals later to replace and supplement with cyrillic-like characters the latter
1996 Jun.26 "57 Bad'lan-7 #22" released.
1996 Sep 26 "Gomorrah 5750 #23" released.
1996 Nov 12 First Proclamation of the Bad'lan'im, the Isolationist Hebrews in 8 books completed in both English and Bad'lan
1996 Dec.12 Freeport Arts Council secretly removes me from 'festivities'
1996 Dec 31- "Powderkeg M'Sharet #24 released.
1997 Mar 27-released " Slamming The Mercenary #25"
1997-Apr.1 played last show for a while at New York Avenue festival
1997 Apr.4- got Tascam 4-track cassette board
1997 Apr.20 released " Proselytizer 5758" a compilation of rerecorded versions of 1 song from the 1st 25 albums
1997 Apr.21 became Acting T*reasurer. was prohibited to attend Monday night workshops or live events
1997 Nov 12-released " Terror Mis-ab'ib#26"
1998 Feb. 19 another spectular comeback show at Finley's Greene Street
1998 Apr. 27 released "Bondsman #27"
1998 Jul 6 released " Upper Desert Discourse #28"
1998 Sept 1 became C*mptroller
1998 Oct..11-meet Paul Marcucci at Animal Farm and lets me know a little of what has been going on with the guys of Transit
1998 Nov 27 released " Bad'lanian Public Works #29"
1999 Mar 11 hospitalized for 4 days for perforated ulcer.
1999 May 31 released "My Magic Last Days #30"
1999 Nov 24 state auditor gives me unwanted tin whistle. hey, i can use this in my records!!
1999 Nov.29 release "Y3.451 K-No Problem!#31" including "Nuremberg 2000" the first song to use flute-like instruments.
1999 Dec 29 release greatest hits compilation "Laboured All These Years #32" on Buttons' 10th birthday.
2000 Feb 16-state auditor gives me unwanted bagpipe chanter.
2000 Mar.25 released the tin-whistle heavy "Servitorship #33"
2000 Jun.23 the Berlin '451 tour. play a very well received 2 hour show at Freeport Village Hall for about 100 fans and colleagues. they lifted the ban-gonna have some fun!!!
2000 Aug 21 play last electric live show for a while any way at Wrong Way Inn
2000 Sept 10- Release "Bop Gun '51 #34"
2000 Nov 12 released " Noisy Minority #35" containing 3 separate versions of signature song "Big Carburetor 29"-first to use happy flutes.
2001 Mar.26 releasse Diaspora Blaster #36
Joey Ramone (1951-2001)
2001 May 3 play Border's Books,last show(acoustic) before fire.
2001 May 18-house and everything destroyed in electrical fire. Basses saved with just some smoke damage. 4 track recorder destroyed.
2001 Jun 3-get 1st transverse bamboo flute in Burlington Vermont. takes a real long time to learn. also got 1st replacement tin whistle
2001 Jul 7-Release "Fire Sale Box Set #1-7 #37
2001 Aug 10 register on e-bay and begin to replace Wishbone,s Tull items and instruments lost in fire.
Arthur Wolkis (1929-2001)
2001 Nov 1 begin sessions for " Bad'lania Rising" on cool karaoke machinre bought at Job Lot for 15.00
2001 Nov 14 release "Ashes of Bad'lania #38"
2001 Nov.21 get my first concert flute on e-bay- a Whitehall from the 1940's
2001 Dec 27 receive e-mail from Nick M*lcuit .
2002 Jan 3 get 1911 trombone
2002 Jan 4 get alto and tenor recorders on the same day
2002 Jan 18 get first shahnai from India
2002 Feb 2 receive e-mail from Rick Suchow
2002 Mar.24 move from trailer back to rebuilt house.set up Spring-Green Bad'lan Studio
Michael Berman (1951-2002)
2002 Apr. 7 buy Korg d1600v40 16 track digital recording board.some( critics say that i still don't know how to work it) the laborious Bad'lania sessions intensely continue.
2002 May 28 get clarinet a very similar one to the first instrument i ever played
Dee Dee Ramone(1951-2002)
2002 Jun.14 "Bad'lania Rising" sessions end!!!
2002 Jun 21 upload just about the whole album to mp3.com
2002 Jun 23-Badlania photo shoot. become Musicnoyz.com "Featured Rock Artist" The buzz begginneth.
2002 Jun 24 become Rising Music #25 artist -my first entrance on music charts
2002 Jun 25 debut on mp3.com charts-Big Carburetor 29 @ 215(Industrial Rock)Puppy @200(Garage Punk) Boppin' on The BopSide #2828 (pop-punk) and receive firsy royalty calculation ($.08)-these are exciting times
2002 Jun.26 both "Puppy" and "For Buttons Bat-Sheva Berech'iah" go top 100 in Garage Punk charts
JOHN ENTWISTLE (1944-2002)
2002 Jul. 5 sign up at indielaunch.com, then beSonic,Soundclick,ampcast and ArtistLaunch, become obsessed with watching all these charts!!!
2002 Jul 25 debut on beSonic.com's Rock USA weelky chart at #1,2 and 3(Big Carburetor 29, Puppy,Sever The Wire) knocking out Nickelback's song from #1-#6!!(didn't they have the #1 album in the US for 2002??
2002 Jul 26 Sessions for Bop Bop Bigger Bab-'el-Public Kennel Wagging #39 begin. 62 minutes-4 songs!!! introducing the bombard ad Bad'lania Rising goes to replicator
2002 Jul 29 mp3.com loses my artist data until Aug 12
2002 Aug 3 join garageband.com and am forced to develop thick skin by mean-spirited 'peer-reviewers' however i learned some valuable lessons that some still can be devoted to what i do while others let's say won't be. the many many Jethro Tull comparisons were great , even if i was like them on crack or them if they couldn't play their instruments. it's all good. i was compared to Flogging Molly, the Butthole surfers, Ministry and many other heroes past and present. actually Big Carburetor 29 finished the qualifying round as #60 in punk. 2002 Aug 9 Mori Midnite Buttons born
2002 Aug 11 Bop Bop Bigger Bab-'el site appears on mp3.com
2002 Aug.27-"BAD'LANIA RISING "IS RELEASED.
2002- Sept.3 first copy of "Bad'lania" sold on e-bay for $1.36 + 2.25 shipping.
2002 Sept.9 "Steve Lieberman: King of Mp3" article appears in ISS Newsletter written by editor Pedro Pereira
2002 Sept.17 Bop Bop Bigger Bab-'el "Public Kennel Wagging #39 is released
2002 Oct.1 concurrently on soundclick.com "Puppy" topped both Prog-Rock and Rock charts as "punk Rock Chann'ukkah" topped Jewish/Israeli and World music charts. someone on my message board accused me of 'stacking the deck' because i had no business to 'sit atop the World charts.At the same time Steve Lieberman was the #6 of all unsigned artists on soundclick.com
2002 Oct.4 set up Steve Lieberman and Bop Bop Bigger Bab-'el sites on mp3.com.Australia. end up topping psychedelic, freestyle and industrial charts.was actually #6 in all artists and #1 in both Alt and Experimental. met my bud Adam Smith aka pointbreakspy www.mp3.com.au/pointbreakspy here a kindred musical spirit as well as Simon Knight of Lung UPC and others, also program director of Sub FM radio who actually played me!!!
2002 Nov.17 Gangsta Rabbi begins 8 day ride atop mp3.com's Jewish/Israeli charts.later also topped Mid-East/N.African and went top 10 in World Traditions
2002 Dec 1 "Punk-Rock Chann'ukah" tops same chart for 7 days, falling 1 short of the number of days in that holiday.
2002 Dec 13 begin sessions on the album that would be "Jewish Lightning". they continued for 2 months during that horrid winter of 2002-2003 as i suffered from severe headaches from 1/17/2003-2/12/2003. the critics will probably say that's why i sound the way i do hahahah
2003 Jan 1 Big Carburetor 29 #2 for year on indielaunch.com alt. punk chart
2003 Jan 14-"Big Carburetor 29" tops industrial rock download chart on mp3.com but only #2 on streaming chart
2003 Apr. 8 establish GANGSTA RABBI.COM,-THE OFFICIAL STEVE LIEBERMAN WEBSITE
2003 Apr.13 "Shout In Mizra'im" tops Jewish/Israeli chart for Passover 3454.
2003 Apr.25 George Schwindt of FLOGGING MOLLY apologizes about not having time to get me licensing to 2 songs for Jewish Lightning
2003 May 7 "Glad I Am A vegetarian" slips to #1464 in Indie /Lo-Fi chart
2003 May 13 sign up with major east coast publicity outfit to try to sell Jewish Lightning to mainstream--what a diaster!!
2003 May 25-Record the instrumental "Ab'ib In Bad'lania' to try to get into the vast European and Australian dance charts followed by Badlanian Day Parade and Violate The Bass--it worked-but oy, the consequences!!
2003 June 22-Early morning racial attack from Australian metal band Monkey Murder Squad 666
2003 June 26 Oldest daughter Heidi graduates high school ad "Violate The Bass" enters BeSonic all genres global weekly chart at #29
2003- June 30- German musician S.A.T.A.N. starts slanderous anti-Steve Lieberman attack on BeSonic German language forum which spread like cancer to the English forum there accusing Steve Lieberman of manipulating the charts--huhhh???
2003-July 1-Steve Lieberman informed by besonic admin that his account was deleted due to 'abuse'-huhh??? when asked by Lieberman how abuse was perpetrated, admin never answered-huhh??
2003-July 3-Steve Lieberman begins to defend his honor, character and music on besonic forum--successfully f showing the bullies that steve Lieberman does not go away!!
2003 July 17-mp3.com's 'genre police' deny "Jewish Riot" and "Rachel Weeps For Her Children" in Jewish /Israeli genre--huhh???
2003 July 18- the Laotian Concorbit Flut-led "Sin'ai Fever" and acid jazz instrumental "Arbeiter 5097" accepted by production-conscious progressive muzak station- musicoven.com-wowwww
2003-July19 vicious review of 'Gates of Birkenau' posted by artistlaunch.com and immediately deleted by me because of their comments of my giving holocaust topic the 'short shrug' huhhh
2003-July 31- the pivotal drum & bass jungle tune " i heard it in the ((Bass))) line recorded and accepted by musicoven.com.
2003 August 25-the next abrasive review for "Jewish Riot" posted on artistlaunch.com--i fought back in their forum and came to understanding and enjoyed some popularity there for a while.
2003 September 10-"Madman With A Flute" receives review and feature on Germany's BeSonic.com
2003 September 11 "Donna Martin" played on Indonesia's Radio UFO
2003 September 16-Jewish Lightning released
2003 September 26-"Radio Free Diaspora" promo editor's pick on smother.net
2003 October 1-"Popualritaskala" directly confronting those who accused me of rigging the charts and the lousy stuff they said about me in the German Language forum released on besonic.com and spends 11 weeks on the global weekly all genres charts
2003 October 16-'Radio Free Diaspora' reviewed quite favorably in Neo-Zine.com.
2003 October 18-receive call from Ian Anderson's record company, Fuel 2000 rejecting my submission for the "Rubbing Elbow's 'tour
2003 November 9 answer Neo-Zine's interview questions
2003 December 2 MP3.com(1997-2003)
2003 December 3--STEVE LIEBERMAN AUSTRALIA'S #1 ARTIST
2003-December 29-"Desert Fever Brigade" released. Buttons' 14th birthday--"Dogpark" recorded to commemorate
2004- January 20--Steve Lieberman vs. Andy Kim and his fanclub as a result of his ignoring me when asking him to listen to my veraion of "Rock Me Gently"
2004 February 15--"Madman With A Flute" debuts on New Artist Radio Top 40 at #39 where it peaked at #4 twice in 12 week run
2004 February 26--Steve Lieberman and "Desert Fever Brigade" make listing in All Music Guide.
2004 March 1- Steve Lieberman signed to Statue Records Group LA
2004 march 30--"Liquidatia -455 mastered and appears on Hussieskunk.com punk rock radio
2004 April 18--Buttons diagnosed with cancer which she actually beats
2004-June 1--Liquidatia-455 released to some actually pretty good reviews
2004 June 3--Steve Lieberman makes first guest spot on WUSB-FM Stony Brook
Local Show with Jill Morrisson
2004 June 21--actually tapped to play Little Steven's Underground Garage competeion, but later disqualified because there were too few members in my band
2004 June 23--Global Release Party on Indie Artist Radio
2004 june 27--"Jewish Lightning" featured on WSIA-FM Jewish Alt show with Rabbi Eleazar Garner
2004-July 15--Liquidatia455 starts charting on college radio chart--#28 WHRB Harvard--#35 WXDU--Duke Univ--#6 WMSC Montclair State--#29 Cleveland Univ
2004 September 9--2nd appearance on WUSB Local show
2004 September 16-20 tour to Detroit to play club abd shoot video for Bonkey On the Donkey
2004 September 22 Buttons Bat-She'va Berech'iah Caftor'im(1989-2004)
2004 sept.26 Rainbow Bridge 07/07/455 Buttons wrtitten and recorded in Buttons' memory
2004 Oct.3 -Midnite Buttons adopted
2004 Oct 5-"Arbeiter At tHe Gate" released
2004 Oct.11 Steve Lieberman plays quite a successful show at legendary punk club CBGB's 2004 Oct 25 play first open mic at the Munchaba-didn't get a real show there til 9/2005 after they first shut their doors. here i formed a 2 year alliance with now famous comedian/ musician Evan Wecksell 2004 Nov 2 first open mic at the Downtown 2004 Nov 18 All Music Guide publishes 3 1/2 star review for "Arbeiter At the Gate" 2004 Nov 20 play to a large hometown crowd at Bayview Ale House 2004 Nov 24 first booked at Don Hill's as the 'Gangsta Rabbi' by promoter Steven Blush 2004 Dec 4-interviewed at a show at University Cafe -Stony Brook by Newsday music editor Rafer Guzman 2005 Jan 6 "Jewish Riot Oy Oy OY! (Live) released 2005 Jan 11--my first 'pay to play show' "Your Big break " at the Downtown. i brought loads of people there 2005 Jan 16-racial attack at show in W Babylon club Characters -no one did a thing to help me 2005 Feb 27--perhaps my greatest press ever-got cover of LI Life in Newsday on article on local outsider musicians. 2005 Mar 13--played show at Peggy O'Neills in Coney Island supporting a cd release of "Wonder Wheel" by. reunited with Rick Suchow after 27 years 2005 May 15 Rick managed to coordinate a reunion of 5 out of 6 members of Transit 29 years after band's break up 2005 Jun 7 "Jew In The Underground" released 2005 Jun 26--played some industry showcase or something in Montclair NJ-got so sick at the end as some record co exec was asking to speak to me 2005 Aug 2--open mic at Downtown starts again. host knew me from Newsday article-played 'Dogpark' and 'St Jimmy'. publically gave me the opening spot for Viva La Bam show 9/3, my 2nd booking for that night 2005 Aug 19 at the Downtown, making arrangements for 9/3 show, Matisyahu who was playing there that nite waved to me and the next day actually befriended me on myspace and we actually spoke a bit. 2005 Aug 30- at the Downtown open mic-i was asked to open for a special guest -a group called Glassjaw. i played to like 80. as i was breaking down my gear, some 500 people rushed in for the group. they knew all their words. i so didn't wanna come back there after that. 2005 Sept 3 2008 Jan 2-7 committed to S. Nassau Hospital psych ward 2010 MIDNITE BUTTONS(6/4/2004-8/5/2010)
Bek'ah plays her funky flute
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