Farallons return to Aqus Cafe

Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma, CA

Just Added! The Farallons at Aqus Cafe, Petaluma, Friday, January 22nd, 7-9 pm As many Farallonians are aware, the Bach family lineage is long and complex. Johann Sebastian Bach started it all when he built on, at the time, traditional western liturgical music and added layers and intricacies that had never been heard before. One could say he baroque the mould (Get it? Not “broke” the mould, but baro . . . never mind). Following in J.S.’s musical footsteps were many of his offspring, his offspring’s offspring, his offspring’s offspring’s offspring, his offspring’s offspring’s offspring’s offspring . . . wait, where were we? Included in that lineage were his son Carl Philipp Emanuel (CPE Bach), Johann Christoff Friedrich (JCF Bach), and PDQ Bach who has been closely studied by Professor Peter Schickele for five decades. After exhausting research, and with the concurrence of experts, we can now announce the discovery of a long lost Bach cousin, Wilhelm Terese Friedrich Bach (WTF Bach). Not a lot is known about WTF except that he is widely credited for writing the passage that lead to the sustaining riff in In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and the lyric for the massive Hindu-Surf hit The Beaches of Kathmandu. The literature also refers to WTF’s confusion about his sexual identity which experts (different ones from the experts referenced above) agree most likely stems from his three given names. The Farallons will not be playing works by WTF at their January 22nd appearance at Aqus Café. It’ll be more like channeling. (Text by Tom Richardson, "the other Farallon")