Extracurricular Activities: Dave Besson, rock band

Dave Besson is a professor of physics and astronomy and a member of the band Shannon’s Dress.

Dave Besson

Why are you interested in music?

I don’t know if I could say “why I’m interested in music,” except to say that I’m pretty sure it’s not the same reason as why most people are interested in music. I don’t think it ever really touched me viscerally until that moment at my high school friend Dave Cordon’s house when he first put on Iggy Pop’s “Search and Destroy.”


How long have you been in a band? 

Since the time of my first band in college in NYC (Sick Dick and the Volkswagens), about 30 years, on and off.Dave Besson

What’s your favorite part of being in a band? 

Playing music very loud.

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