rsteviemoore in brief
1952- born Friday 18 Jan, St. Thomas Hospital, 2000 Church St, Nashville TN to Bob Loyce (born 30 Nov 1932, Nashville) and Betty Agnes Palmer (born 12 Nov 1934, Paterson NJ); commuted between Springfield MO and McFerrin Drive, Nashville (Inglewood) 1954- family moved to duplex on Norvell Drive 1955- sister Linda Faye born 22 Feb 1956- Elvis changed world; family moved to 3024 Hillhurst Drive 1957- first tape-recorded voice (with uncle Harry Palmer) 5 Jan 1958- brother Gary Edward born 4 Jan; entered 1st grade at Brick Church School 1959- Hillhurst house sold to Patsy Cline, family moved to 507 Graycroft in madison, entered 2nd grade at Stratton School, sang duet with Jim Reeves, & Heinz Pasketti jingle, first piano lessons 1960- met schoolmate Billy Anderson 1961- father's "Mexico" hit single 1964- Beatles changed world, entered Madison High School 1965- got first guitar, met Roger Ferguson 1966- made first home recordings 1967- won local battle of the bands with The Taxmen, gone steady with Susan Saltonstall 1968- started smoking, lost virginity to a 39 yr-old married woman, 1st job at Lazy Suzan Restaurant 1969- did first recreational drugs, ran for student council president, jobs at Service Merchandise and Arby's 1970- graduated high school, entered Vanderbilt University 1971- quit college, left home, rented a room at 1211 16th Avenue South, met Victor Lovera, toured with Earl Scruggs Revue and Sons, worked at Sgt. Pepper's record shop/boutique, moved to house on stilts in Gallatin 1972- Bowie changed world, failed draft physical, first studio recordings (Goods), stole Victor's girlfriend Johna Lynn, moved to 1506 17th Ave So, fired from Pepper's, drove to NJ/NY with Victor, moved to 2010 Linden Avenue 1973- formed Ethos with Lovera, first record released (Roger Ferguson and Ethos), worked for father's Mimosa Publishing, did country sessions, played on the Grand Ole Opry, compiled 1st songs hometape "Invites Comparison" 1974- fervent new writing and recording, moved to Roger's house at 2607 Eastland Avenue, played outdoor gig downtown with Ethos Of America, moved to 226 Chapel Avenue 1975- recorded Beatles instrumentals, moved to 913 North 12th Street, parents officially divorced, moved to Mom's apartment at 510 Heritage, Madison 1976- moved to 1615 Forrest Avenue, first album "Phonography" released by uncle Harry, toured midwest with Billy Anderson's band, split with Johna, moved to Billy's house at 2219 Pennington Bend 1977- first reviews in Trouser Press NYC, Sex Pistols changed world, sister Linda in Miss America pageant, bought a 1973 Austin Marina 1978- drove to Frankfort KY, then moved to 101 Harrison Street, Verona NJ, then 177 Park Street, Montclair NJ, job at Sam Goody's, Livingston; met Irwin Chusid, Jim Price, Max Wermuth & Chris Bolger, first visited WFMU East Orange, HP Music officially launched, second album "Delicate Tension" released, met & gone steady with Margaux Ravis 1979- met Jon Child, first solo studio recordings (Clack, NYC), first played Maxwell's in Hoboken, Patrick Mathe contact, he issued first France single ("Goodbye Piano") 1980- first Uncle Floyd TV appearance, formed numerous international contacts (Chris Cutler, Terry Burrows, others) 1981- began fulltime DJ'ing at WFMU (until 1985) 1982- moved to 429 Valley Road, launched the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club, met Frank Balesteri, fired from Sam Goody's, collected unemployment 1983- joined The Rayvens, first played Gerdes Folk City, briefly worked for Jon Child in NYC 1984- first New Rose album issued in France, a week in Paris, many subsequent gigs, found local job at Crazy Rhythms record store, visited father in LA 1985- first UK album released, played Irving Plaza NYC, new studio recordings at The Sanctuary, Caldwell NJ 1986- first NY Times gig review, stopped driving an auto, Victor moved back to Long Island, reunites with him in NJ 1988- got first VCRs, began making home videos, cocaine era 1989- crazed 1990- first CD released 1991- little or no recording, reunite with Lovera, Nirvana changed world 1993- second CD released, massive press, Val Sebastiano died 1994- acquired first home portastudio, composing re-emerged, much new recording 1996- first played Bottom Line NYC 1997- first back catalog CD-R's mastered, minor heart attack 1998- prescription drug overdose, Victor Lovera died, Phonography CD reish 1999- got online, began website design, collaborated with Dave Gregory (XTC), beatlefest, lost 15yr job & 17yr apartment, visited Nashville, mercury lounge, moved to bloomfield, rekindled communication with father, obtained CD-R burner, Future CD, beard, formed new band, y2k anxiety 2000- crazy rhythms r.i.p., eurotour cancelled, cataract surgery, first mp3's uploaded, more collaborations, paypal, Jad Fair 2001- Kramer session, quit smoking after 33 yrs, wtc terrorism, met Neil Innes, another emergency room, name in spin magazine, Frank Balesteri died, George Harrison, article in spin magazine, ???mr. kubrick??? 2002- 50,000 years old 2003- plus one 2004- forgotten? the big year that wasn't, 4 stunning albums, picked him up but threw him back down 2005- unknown? ny times + fader magazine articles, tonics with ar pink, david fricke 2006- aged atheism, personal savings running out fast, tonic dvd, multiple tooth extractions & partial dentures; beau the cat, dawn ferguson, markcudnik RIP, youtube explosion, irving plaza w/applesinstereo 2007- too late now, shrigley field, back to band gigs 2008- cherry red, cake shop, don fleming, michael jodry 2009- quits, fazebook, molly andrews, shakemore, phonography recommended, 2010- forgot already, jon demiglio, evicted from 23 yr relationship and housing, fled to nashville in horror 2011- TENNESSEE PRIDE, martha, laptop, carmen clark, roger sessions, kickstarter, new duplex residence in madison, rhendi, jr thomason tropical ooze nyc, world tours, ariel & falkner, advanced, regis hifiklub, tim burgess, keel her, 2012- closing in on 60, sxsw, us & europe tours, wire magazine cover, more vinyl releases, father turns 80, legs give out, make it be cali sessions 2013- world tours increase, mexico city & moscow in june, meet black francis, mariella morton, irwin and lane visit, what am i forgetting 2014- semi-retirement from physical ailments, live performance halts, social security, debt court subpoena, captured tracks, beck @ ryman, can hardly walk, gonna hafta google myself 2015- slow collapse, 2 b continued / cordelia uk cd reissues of 80s lps 2016- faster collapse, discontinued, behold the lemon twigs 2017- hold on not so fast, can't drive 65, sean lennon writes, make it be released on bar/none, sxsw with falkner, hip replacement surgery, major medical bnfts, slow recovery summer from hell, writing my book, back in the ring ?