Background: The Deitch Connection
Sunday, March 15, 2009
In January, 2004, Gene and his son Kim Deitch—one of the greats of underground comics—were guests on David Garland's WNYC radio show Spinning On Air. Gene sent in advance a CDR of some of the music he wanted to present on the show, and that included one Connie Converse song. Garland, who has sought and championed unusual songwriters for decades, recognized that Connie Converse's song "One By One" was extraordinary, and he and Gene presented it enthusiastically on the air. Dan Dzula and David Herman, two young men who were listening that day, have also become passionate about Connie's music, and have now coordinated the first commercial album of Connie's songs, "How Sad, How Lovely," on Lauderette Recordings, released March 10, 2009.
Spinning on Air: Gene and Kim Deitch (January 9, 2004)