Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

neighbor neighbor, neighbor neighbor, neighbor neighbor, tink i love u












Hello.
This beautiful art-installation is on permanent display next door to the NON TOUR DIARY offices. Gorgeous. This picture reminds me of one of those religious-type paintings where people r looking all glamorous and dramatic, draped in some fabric or other while inflicting/enduring multiple painful tortures.
Remember that 70s Neighbor Neighbor song? I cant find it anywhere but i can hear it really clearly in my mind right now. Anyways, Who-eee, it's A&R's theme song, if ya know what i'm sayin'. A&R started out as neighbors, and then HO! Say HO!
And speaking of long rides, no tour or shows or anything...2busy watching DISTRICT 9 in my head after watching it on a screen last night.
And how YOU doin'?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

and the sky is gray(and the sky is gray)










Hello from the United States of Sausalito.
I went 4 a walk on a winter's day and saw a lot of stuff floating in the water after all the storms that've been happening. Since Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers has collected 60 tons of debris from the Bay. Dats a lotta debris. Yesterday a perfect white egg floated by our boat.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

acc in the (nofo)house!









THIS JUST IN! Yours Truly gets a big thumbs up from fans of North Fork Sound! (scroll down to Sunday, January 24th "last week's listener thumbs up"). Thank u to all who voted and my compliments on your extraordinarily good taste. :-)
I wanted to post a pic of Nofo's HT with both A and R, but after spending over an hour looking for it, had to bail. I'll post it when i find it again.
Also got excited today at NBT, another favorite place of mine, watching an MC5 clip. Jeezus-to-Murgatroyd, i feel like kickin' some ass when i watch this.
Is ANYthing even half this exciting these days? I aint think so. I sure am fortunate to have been in the audience at many many of their hair-raising shows.
Ok kids, later. Thanks Nofo!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

port hole shadow troll





















Hello.
It's difficult to say "port hole shadow troll".
OK, it's Saturday night, time to party.
The new ACC project mentioned a few months back ran into a snag but hopefully will be finished, uh like maybe soon. Yeah, hopefully soon. And speaking of soon, have u seen Moon starring Sam Rockwell? Recommended.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy working in the art department.
And how YOU doin?

Friday, January 22, 2010

does this nose make my ass look fat?










Hello.
I'm searching 4 something entertaining 2 tell u but um i'm failing.
I picked this version of the song because of the cool drums. This is the way Dave Mahoney would have played it. I loved the way Dave played on ACC songs and when i complimented him once he said that he played "like a field-hand". And i used 2 love the way he bossed me around during songs. Like if i wanted to go faster or slower than he was going, i would try to ever-so-slightly change the tempo and he just wouldnt budge. He never went looking for weird stuff to play just for the hell of it like alot of drummers do, he would just keep to the pattern and play it perfectly. One of my favorite beats we used was like the beats on Surfer Joe. I coulda used that beat on every song. Actually, when i had my drum machine i DID use it on every song, just changed the tempo now and then. That was my Oberheim DX. We called her Dixie.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

made the cut












Used this picture of Patti as inspiration for a new haircut i gave myself and it turned out really well. Mines is shorter around the face and not as long and thick on the bottom (Ooooooooh. -Ed.)
I had axed Bruce "Bruiser" Anderson to do it for me but no. He was a LITT-le too busy. So, u know the old saying: "if u want something done, do it yourself."
No tour or shows or anything...2busy walking to the mailbox.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

rain people










Hello. It's stormy in northern Cali the last coupla days, with more than 700 lightning strikes in the past 2 hours. A and R r hoping not 2 lose power on the loveboat! When that happens on the docks, u cant use your water...no showers, toity, etc. And speaking of the docks, special shout-out to my floating neighbor Pat...hi Pat!
No tour or shows or anything...2busy hallucinating.
And how YOU doin'?

baby got back (and front)













Friday, January 15, 2010

can i put my arms around u?

who u callin' "pipsqueak"?










Hello.
Walked by Mr. Tenni's place yesterday, and he yells out, "it's you again you little pipsqueak?" I like to walk by there every day to see all the different cool cars he's working on. He always has interesting stories about what it was like working in the design departments of fancy car manufacturers in Italy, but he's not the kind of guy who wants to work for other ppl so here he is, running his own shop in Sausalito.
And speaking of pipsqueaks, had a dream the other night that Britta Phillips was here at the houseboat practicing her golf swing. Hey, watch where you're pointing that thing! She's so very easy on the eyes, let's take another look at her. She really turns our head around (And Bay ay ay ay Bee baby, baby).
And speaking of rock dreams, several NON TOUR readers have reported dreaming of yours truly, ol' ACC. Apparently wild-life is figuring into these dreams, one of which featured 2 turtles, one medium-size and one large(Ooooooh. - Ed.).
No tour or shows or anything...2busy doing the laundry.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

in the lane, snow is glistenin'










Extra- special hello to you if this is your house.
All the rest-a u-all, i love u too.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy getting an eye-lift.
And how YOU doin'?

escape while u can



















Woke up hearing a Dean Wareham song in my head. Snice way 2 wake up. Now what about this cartoon? Can anybody splain it 2 me?

Saturday, January 09, 2010

i am the god of hellfire and i bring u










Hello.
This is the gas fireplace at our favorite restaurant, FISH. (pronounced "fishdot"). The fire looks and feels mighty real, and there r even fake ashes underneath the "wood". We like to try and snag one of the two tiny tables right next to the fp and git toasty wid it.
No tour or shows or anything..2busy learning a Cinderella song.
And how YOU doin'?

Friday, January 08, 2010

toasty napper












Hello.
Jeez i just red 'Time Machine', today's Pop Wars entry, now THAT'S blogging. As soon as this house arrest thing is cleared up, i'll b able to get out and about and then i'll have interesting things 2 talk about too. (Or not.-Ed.)
And speaking of things on top of your head,
how YOU doin'?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

(i want) candy










Special Hello and thanks 2 to the staff at NBT for the sweeties!!

Monday, January 04, 2010

birdys










Hello
.
U know that saying, something about 2 birds on your house is better than 1 bird in your bush? These 2, perched on our neighbor's boat, were big news on our dock the other day. It's uncommon for them to be up on top of things, usually u see them down on the ground or in the water.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy blowing off steam.
And how YOU doin'?

Saturday, January 02, 2010

pamela adlon is my new susie essman












Hello.
Celebrated New Year's by watching back-to-back episodes of Californication, and cant get enough of Pamela's character Marcy. "Don't stare, you fucking baboon, it's rude!" she tells her husband Charlie Runkel when he ogles a customer at Marcy's waxing salon to-the-stars, Hot Lips.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy waiting 4 the evening entertainment 2 begin.