LIVE FROM A TREE HOUSE- Pilot Online Episode #1 w/Chuck Mosley of Faith No More/Bad Brains. Hosted/created by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen.
So I talked to his backing band, and as this was shot a mere four weeks or so before Chuck’s passing, this stands as one of his last “studio” performances, and one of his last filmed (aside from iPhones at his last few live shows) performances in general. I’m so glad we got it all on tape (and about another 30 minutes of interviewing beyond what you’ll find here).
Whatever the case, I hope some of you enjoy it, and I am thankful that I had a chance to meet Chuck before he “shuffled off this mortal coil”, as they say. He was a very open and friendly guy, incredibly easy to work with, and so very appreciative of his fans- all of which I could gather within mere minutes of talking to him before the cameras rolled. He also left his pack of Marlboro Blacks in my front foyer, which still sits, eerily, exactly where he forgot them only weeks prior. I can’t bring myself to move them yet- something about it doesn’t yet feel like it’d be right to.
Charles Henry Mosley III was also humble and shy- surprising for someone who lived a good deal of his life on stage, but charming and respectable at the same time. You’ll see throughout the interview that he progressively warms up and gets more talkative as time passes. “Thats how Chuck always was in front of a camera”, according to Douglas Esper, Chuck’s touring percussionist.
I didn’t know Chuck, at all, but he instantly was a fascinated person who seemed to have so much more about him than just music- and we talk about some of that later in the interview.
All in all, I’m honored that he thought this VERY ODD Tree House video-shoot idea was something worthy of his time, and as he left, he not only signed the wall of our micro studio, but signed and cartooned over a vintage paint by numbers art piece that I handed him- something I will hold onto, and add to our “wall of fame” in this very tree house.
Thank You Chuck, wherever you are.
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