Toby Goodshank is a Brooklyn based performer who may be best known for playing acoustic guitar for The Moldy Peaches, but that’s not where the bulk of his experience is bundled. Prior to plucking along with Kimya Dawson, Toby harvested his solo work into an impressively prolific collection of songs adding up to fourteen albums in five years. That’s more than most artists accomplish in an entire lifetime.
Over the last handful of years Toby has exploded in creativity while touring Europe, and co-founding the 3MB art collective with Adam Green (another Moldy Peaches alum) and Macaulay Culkin, both artists who he had prior relationships with while touring for a chunk of time as a guitarist for Green, and acting as both an opening act and fill-in member for Culkin’s The Pizza Underground from March to the present day.
We’re thrilled to be able to share the premiere of the cinematically thought provoking video for “Minus Dias” off Toby’s latest EP.
The song and the video itself trap the eye/attention in this way where your brain starts flooding with random thoughts, making its own movie. We asked Toby a question that touched on that theme.
Question: If you had to choose one single image (like a photo, a bit of scenery, or a frame from a film) to look at for the rest of your life, what would it be? (Like in this scenario, the thing you pick will be the ONLY thing you can see … forever.)
Here’s what he had to say:
“Hard to pick a still frame of something! There’s a scene in Fellini’s movie Juliet of the Spirits that I love to look at, in which Juliet and her neighbor are in the forest and they take a basket elevator high up into a tree. I love the brief shot of the ascension through the trees from Juliet’s perspective, and also the blend of awe at the dreamlike discovery of the elevator and tree fort, plus the jittery flirtatious feelings and awkward inadequate feelings that are occurring at that point in the film. I’m unable to separate the performance from the visual of the skyward jaunt through the leaves! Not sure I’d wanna see/feel that way forever, but I do enjoy the scene’s beauty and uniqueness and I never tire of seeing it.”