sees a vivacious blonde (Blanche) in a backless dress and asks
her to dance. Gets her phone number and writes songs to her poems.
Meanwhile, his ad for musicians attracts calls from Eric, Roman
and Bill. A band is formed.
joins the group and they premiere on Valentine's Day, opening
for Bohemia. By the end of the year the band has released its
first 45 ("Autosex" b/w "PRL-8-53") and they
are one of the biggest headliners in Chicago.
goes to UCLA to study film scoring, conducting and orchestration.
by the beautiful sandstone and towering red rock cliffs, Phil
moves to Springdale, Utah, the gateway to Zion National Park.
begins to compose "alternative classical" music. Over
the next 16 years, several CDs of his compositions are released,
he wins a number of prestigious grants and commissions, and his
works are performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln
Center, Bang On A Can, the Aspen Music Festival, and London's
Royal Opera House. www.bimstein.com
who was warned by a Chicago friend that he might never be accepted
in his small Utah town, is elected mayor. He serves two terms.
releases Phillip alternative classical CD, "Garland Hirschi's
Cows," which WIRED magazine calls. "Quirky and thoroughly