If keyboardist/vocalist Claudia Gonson weren't already here, you'd have to invent her. When pop's ultimate multitasker isn't busy being Stephin Merritt's longtime musical partner in Magnetic Fields, she's the singing go-between for him and instrumentalist/composer Christopher Ewen's Future Bible Heroes (FBH), a Brill Building-inspired electronic act who this year released not only the CD Partygoing, but also a box set of FBH's entire history, from Partygoing to the 1997 debut Memories of Love and 2002's Eternal Youth. Plus additional EPs!
Along with running the business affairs for all her bands and Merritt's various projects, there are Gonson's other duties.
"I haven't had a second to myself between looking after my 3-year-old, tour managing, and traveling/playing with the band," says Gonson, preparing for FBH's show in New York City while tending to daughter Eve. "I have lots of positive things to say about motherhood, and about touring, but not a whole lot to say about how great it is to handle touring with a small child. Then again, it's fun for her, which is fun for me."