While touring the press preview for the Tim Burton exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), I felt transported to a mythical land of whimsical horror and fantasy.
There are several factoids about John Ringhofer that elicit fandom, and none of them have anything to do with his music:
- He still uses a CD walkman
- He lives rent-free in a church in Berkeley, California, where he serves as the custodian.
- He often attends two to three church services a Sunday because he loves the art of sermonizing.
- He is a nice guy.
In an age of quick and easy fame, where reality stars are more popular than actual actors, it's always refreshing to find an artist quietly making genuinely beautiful music with little to no regard for fame.
I need to find something to do until Sept. 13 or thereabouts. The Daily Show is on a three-week vacation until then. (Anyone have a good home remedy for the Stewart Shakes?) I kid.