Name: Brian Palmieri
Eye color: Green
Birthday / Sign: October 24, 1983 / Scorpio
Band nickname: We’ll see.
1st Concert you attended: Hmm… Not sure. I saw a lot of jazz growing-up, watching my Dad. The first for real concert I can remember seeing was Dionne Warwick with Burt Bacharach. Yep.
1st tape or CD purchase: Aside from mixed tapes recorded from the radio, I’m pretty sure it was Boyz II Men. As I recall, my favorite track was “Jezebel.”
Best concert you ever attended: Whoa. Tough call, here’s the highlights: Björk, Atoms for Peace, Pat Metheny Trio, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Werner Trio, Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, Land of Talk, Midlake, etc.
Some favorite bands: TONS OF JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, 70’s PROG, FOLK POP, INDIE POP, CLASSIC ROCK, 80s/90s INDIE POP, ALT COUNTRY, ART ROCK, ETC.
Favorite records: I’m skipping some obvious choices, but here’s a bunch in no specific order - Dave Douglas Quintet: The Infinite, Jeff Buckley: Grace, Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, Radiohead: Ok Computer, The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin, Land of Talk: Some are Lakes, Midlake: The Trials of Van Occupanther, Yes: Fragile, Medeski, Martin, and Wood: Friday Afternoon in the Universe, Brad Mehldau: Art of The Trio, Vol. 3, The Roots: Things Fall Apart, Mew: Frengers, D’Angelo: Voodoo, Horace Silver: The Jody Grind, The Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream, Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
What have you been listening to lately? Canasta, Paul Simon, Local Natives, Fleetwood Mac, Neko Case, Punch Brothers, Land of Talk, M Ward, Jose Gonzalez, Wayne Cochran and the CC Riders
What’s the best part about being in a band? Playing shows and creating music-- the hard work and the payoff.
Hardest part? Learning these friggin’ arrangements :)
Favorite Canasta moment? Any time I’m mentioned by name in the Facebook status.
Favorite color: I’m much more sensitive to lighting than color, but let’s go with blue.
Favorite food: Don’t get me started…
Favorite TV show: The State, Arrested Development, I.T. Crowd, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Weeds, 30 Rock, Good Eats, Iron Chef, etc.
Favorite movies: Hmm… High Fidelity, Swingers, Joe Versus the Volcano, Bird, Wet Hot American Summer, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Wonder Boys, Tell No One, Harold and Maude, Annie Hall, Singles, MANY MORE.
Pet? (current or childhood): Stella the German Shepherd.
Favorite childhood vacation: Colorado
Favorite piece of clothing you own: Wool Herringbone Dress Coat.
Favorite game: Cranium? Football, soccer, tennis?
In Canasta, each member brings their unique strengths to the music. What do you bring to the band? The Pocket and a pretty solid beard.