“My, what a big horn Dirk has!” Live from the 2018 NYC Pride Parade

Last weekend, my hubby Dirk and I headed to New York Pride for two reasons: to host the popular Brüt party on Saturday night (photos coming soon), and so that Dirk could march with the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps, NYC’s LGBTQ marching band! Dirk — who plays sousaphone and has been marching with LGBAC since 1999 — shot some really cool video from inside the band as they marched down 8th Avenue in the West Village:

I watched from the sidelines and shot some footage of the band as they went by (you can’t really see Dirk because he was on the opposite side of the street, unfortunately), as well as a tiny bit of his warmup before the parade:

Here are a few photos from the parade. His sousaphone, by the way, is named Audrey because she’s been known to eat people. (Technically I suppose she’s “Audrey 3.”) She’s the largest production model of sousaphone ever made, weighing in at 65 pounds. Carrying her is quite a workout… no wonder Dirk gets so sweaty!

By the way, I think I was invited to march with the band in next year’s pride parade, which happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the birth of the modern day pride movement. Hmmm… I’ve been known to do a little blowing myself. <grin>

Classical Caber: Dirk sings Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers” in Providence, RI

Last Saturday, Dirk joined the Brown University Chorus in a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, also known as the All-Night Vigil. Our friend Fred, the director of the chorus (which is comprised of Brown students), needed to supplement the ensemble with a basso profundo, and Dirk fit the bill perfectly. Not everybody can hit that low B♭! I only managed to capture a little bit of video (above), but you can really hear Dirk’s mellifluous bass at the very end of the clip.

Here are a few photos from the performance; I’ve highlighted Dirk with a yellow arrow.

Cleans up nicely, doesn’t he?

Video: Dirk blows a big horn at last year’s National Equality March

I just came across this video of my hubby Dirk Caber performing in Washington, D.C. with the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps as part of last year’s National Equality March. I hope I get to join him next year… not only is visibility so important, the march looks like a heck of a lot of fun.

You can find Dirk starting at the 2:40 mark:

By the way, does anybody else notice the iPhone cable coming out of his kilt pocket? I asked him about it, and he says it’s because he had two pieces of his music on his phone instead of printed out. I dunno, though… I think he was live-tweeting.

Thank you to the excellent blog JoeMyGod for posting this video. We love Joe!

Video: Dirk Caber performs piano in Berlin before a sold out crowd!

On September 7 in Berlin, my hubby Dirk — performing under his real name, as he does for all musical endeavors — participated in the third annual Classic Meets Fetish benefit concert in association with Folsom Europe. The concert took place at Zwölf-Apostel-Kirche for a sold-out crowd of over 900 people! Unlike last year’s concert where Dirk performed all original compositions, this year he played some beautiful pieces by other composers… on piano, harpsichord, and tuba! Here’s the first of his performances, a solo piano piece by Federico Mompou called Suburbis. Hope you enjoy it!

I’ll post more video from the concert once I get a chance to edit it. In the meantime, here are a few pics. More to come!


New Classical (meets fetish) Caber: Federico Mompou’s Prelude No. 6 for the Left Right Hand

This Thursday night, September 7, Dirk — along with a number of his exceedingly talented comrades in the leather and fetish community — will be performing a series of classical works at the second annual Classic Meets Fetish concert in Berlin. Among other works, Dirk will be presenting Federico Mompou’s Suburbis, a series of five short solo piano works. Tickets for this benefit concert, if they aren’t sold out already, are available here, or in person at Mr. B in Schöneberg. Hope to see you there!

This isn’t Suburbis, but Dirk recently recorded himself playing Mompou’s Prelude No. 6 for the Left Hand… except for some reason he played it with his right. Still sounds good though!