A notorious drug bangin'/womanizing composer of electronic music who bred Hooded Rats (notably "Simon the Impaler") in Manhattan's East Village. Ratman is credited with creating innovative public television programming (WKTV, the "Movin'It Show" w/Mimi and Henrietta, The Curse of Judy Vandetta, the American Festival of Microtonal Music etc.) His PR work with NY bands, Live Skull, Ritual Tension, The Sick Fucks, Urgent Fury, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Regan Youth, L7's (although not from NY) "Fast and Furious" a video homage to the girls of Russ Meyer to name a few. Other credits include the "In Concert" series of performances featuring Alternative Tentacles recording artists the Dead Kennedy's, Jello Biafra's "Love American Death Squad Style" video, Tragic Mulatto, Butthole Surfers, the Beatnigs and Alice Donut. His credits also include having the greatest number of "World Premier Music, Dance and Performance Video's" in the country before all the Independent Record Companies went main stream. However, due to the adult content in a solo performance by Mick Jagger, MTV decided to throw him a bone for the sake of the downtown crowd. The show's camera and weekly broadcasts (WKTV) brought clubs like CBGB's to the vanguard of Underground television in the United States and abroad. In 2000, his legendary megalomania inspired the tune TELL IT TO THE HI-RISE by Jazz Cannon. He still resides in NYC with his dog Hipatia, "CHILI" the Ice Worm and a pregnant rat named Drucilla.
When Jagger called the show, he left a confusing message on Rat man's answering machine. What's an answering machine?
January 16, 2007