|Ha Ha Tonka (left to right): Lennon Bone (drums); Luke Long (bass); Brett Anderson (vocals, guitar, keyboards, mandolin); Brian Roberts (lead vocal and guitar)|
Sendak almost exclusively listened to classical music, and his favorite pieces or composers often made their way into his pictures. The influence of music on Sendak's art really can't be underestimated. How fitting that a group of musicians found their inspiration in this artist, reaffirming the creative synergy between music and art that Sendak so believed in. He may even have been pleased that they included strings on a few songs.
|Tour manager Mark "Smash" Miller high-fives a Wild Thing|
|From the liner notes to Lessons|