Wednesday, July 29, 2015

keefteef















I'm not crazy about Keith's new teeth, i preferred his old ones.  Anyway, we'll all get a good look at the 2.0 chomps on September 18 when Netflix releases a docu on the making of Keef's new album.

Saw the JMW Turner exhibit today.  Most of the paintings had overly fancy bright gold frames that seemed to restrict or one-up the  magical glowing light coming from within the work.  The fancy frames also made fancy shadows on the wall.
The water colors were presented in a simpler way that allowed the power of the light within to come flying out toward you.  They actually looked like they were in a lightbox.

Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy thinking of Turner and all of his impossibly beautiful images.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

son of mx-80












Meet Nico Sophiea, son of MX-80 bass player Dale Sophiea and the beautiful Elania Nanopoulos.
What a huge kick it is to have him playing drums on the soon-to-be-unleashed MX project.  Hey Neekster, enjoy your trip to Greece, and safe travels.
Anyway, still no tour or shows or anything for me, too busy waiting for pizza.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

breakfast club



















So the big excitement last Sunday was A&R hosted Shellac and crew and opening act for a smashin' breakfast on the houseboot. It was a sunshiney sparkling morning.  We had a full menu to get them going strong for their busy day ahead:  a self-serve toasting station for bagels with creamed cheese, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion; another station for granola, yogurt, almond milk and fruit (Todd: "Granola! Toasted just the way i like it.");  various cold drinks; vegetarian breakfast burritos; and coffee and a mega pile o' donuts. When i realized later in the morning that i had forgotten to put out the $40 worth of olives i had bought with Steve in mind (Steve loves olives) he hugged me and said "Next time."
After breakfast R and the group except for Steve took the van to Mill Valley so Todd could see the giant redwoods.  Steve wanted to look at houseboats so I took him on a walking tour of several houseboat docks and he saw this blue heron.

Here's Bob enjoying the redwoods.















And here's Todd enjoying the redwoods.














In case u've never seen a Shellac performance, check this out. They have fun.
Anyway it was great to see the band again.  Here's to more sold-out shows guys!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

clapton is good















Did u ever wonder how Eric Clapton got the nickname 'Slowhand'?
When he first started playing in public he'd break strings and since he didnt have a second guitar the show would have to stop while he changed them. During these long pauses the audience would do this in-unison slow clapping thing called 'slow hand-clapping' which became 'Slowhand Clapton.'
I'm highly recommending his autobio even if u arent that interested in him. I never was a big Clapton fan but the book is so interesting u dont have to be a fan or even know who he is really. It's packed with recording and fashion details (and speaking of fashion look at JP!)  and lots about his early years.
Like Keef, Eric was extremely poor growing up. His family's house had no electricity and no indoor bathroom. The 'bathtub' was a metal basin nailed to the door of the outhouse.  He says he has no memory of ever taking a bath until he left home.
Anyway, still no tour or shows or anything...getting ready for a big day on Sunday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

the dancer disappeared



















Had a dream i was with Dean Wareham in the wings at a Dean Wareham or Luna show and we
were side-by-side jumping up and down to the music,  arms linked. "Wha?" u may be asking. (Or not. -Ed.) "If Dean was on stage performing how could he also have been with u on the side of the stage?"  But in the dream i didnt question the situation. I was having so much fun.
As it turns out, the "Dean" i was with wasnt Dean at all, but someone who looked slightly like him. Ever so slightly. Ok, just barely.  I felt like such a fool when others realized that my misperception had been so complete.  Later i looked for the guy but couldnt find him.
And then ACC woke up.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

my red joystick














Hello hello hello. Finally finished listening to the Joe Eszterhas book. 28 hours! He's pretty crazy alright. Or was anyway. Health issues forced him to clean up. When he lived in Cali he made fun of ppl who ate healthy foods, now he's a juice-aholic instead of an alcoholic. He also hated that in Cali u really cant smoke in public places, later he went on a campaign for Hollywood to stop filming actors smoking.
Next up in ACC's listening library is The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans. Turns out most industry ppl love, or at least are fond of Bob, which is not the case for Eisner, Ovitz, the Weinsteins, etc.  Bob narrates his book. I listened to a preview, sounds like his false teeth are loose or something. Kind of shoddy production which is weird, considering he's such a stickler for production details. Hey what's this? Better put it in my que too.
Very very windy in the Bay Area since May, ol' ACC apparently has developed an allergy to all the pollen and dust being blown all over the place, resulting in coughing spasms that sound like a dog barking.
OK gotta go, it's dinner time then a bike ride.  See u next Wednesday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

the face u make when...















Hello!
One day late on promised once-a-week post, so sue me i cant remember every little thing. U know when u hear someone say something and u never 4get it? There was a wacky couple in our neighborhood, they walked around drinking these colorful super-sized radioactive-looking drinks in plastic bottles, pretty disfunctional to say the least, and they would argue and scream at each other, with her walking behind him yelling at him in front and him yelling at her behind him. Once we heard her yell up ahead "So sue me i cant remember every little thing!"
Had a more than wonderful trip to the beach in Pt. Reyes with loved ones, it was a sparkling sparkling sparkling sparkling day.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy googling myself. Ah jeez, 'Twee Wave'?   and while it's hot, just $40!