Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 15

This one's a discovery for me, so I'm sorry not to offer any insights to Tonio K fans that visit this site via Google. He's often described as America's answer to Elvis Costello and Johnny Rotten, and I can hear that in the tracks I found. He made several albums in the post-punk era that won over critics but not crowds. He found more success as a songwriter (his biggest credit was co-writing the Vanessa Williams hit "Love Is"; he said he wrote it for Tom Waits' voice.) But I can't tell if he's done these days or sitting on a bed of songs. Heck, he just got a Myspace page in 2009, and even that's through an intermeidary.
All I know is, I'd like to hear more of this:

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