Tuesday, October 21, 2014

grassy knoll














Took an afternoon walk, carried an umbrella just in case, but, nope.
Started the David Bowie audiobook.  Everybody knows he's had tons of sex with all different kinds of people, but whoa, the incredible Nina Simone too.   Uh oh, gotta go...malware!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

yes and no























Hello. Viewed the Meyerhoff collection at the de Young museum where 3things happened:
1) i found a Philip Guston print in the gift shop to give to the Bruiser for his upcoming birthday. (Shhhhh...)
2) discovered a new2me painter, Howard Hodgkin.
3) witnesssed viewers being overcome by the Barnett Newman series titled Station of the Cross. I was glad they were able to connect to something in such a deep way but ol' ACC couldnt shake the feeling that they were being duped. Because if the paintings were not titled as they are, could u really sit in front of them and cry and take notes and sniffle into your kleenex? Somehow i dont think so. I was really taken aback by this and wished that Kevin Teare and Popwars were there to discuss. Luckily i did have my art-knowledgeable pal with me. Without her i wouldnt have picked up on what was happening. Thank u!
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy poisoning the competition.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

the tide is high but i'm movin' on














Hi kids. I hope u were able to listen to at least a little of the Wooly Bully cover from yesterday's post. It's got to be mighty real. So sincere and heartfelt and i love the serious approach, miles away from the novelty-tune category of the original.
I think about doing some Cracker songs but u could never do those songs any better than the original versions.  Lowery's voice and guitar sound go perfectly with his lyrics and chords, everything is very well matched up.  Lou Reed was the King of that, choosing chords that would put the most emotion into the lyrics.  Anyway...

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014

on point























Pencils all sharpened, ready to record brilliant thoughts?  Check.
And speaking of brilliant, Terry Tolkin recently shared some info with me about Spacemen 3
with a promise of future installments.  Not sure if additional info from Terry will be for public knowledge but here's a cute story about Pete that doesnt violate anyone's privacy:  After a show at Bimbo's in San Francisco, Pete spent the night at A&R's place.  In the morning I offered fruit, cereal, almond milk, wheat grass shooters, stuff like that.  Pete looked at the array and said "When i stay at Dean's he makes boiled eggs for me."  "Well fine", i thought, "when u r at Dean's u can have that breakfast." But Pete was right, i should have been more prepared, like with beans and toast and ciggies and a pint and such.  Oh, and the eggs.
Later, maybe even a coupla weeks later, i discovered that Pete had left me a lovely present.   Tucked away in the back of a drawer was an industrial-sized empty Methadone bottle. Thanks mate!