Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Almost finished with cover of XTAL's 'Happy Americans'. (turn that shit down if u@work.) It'd be tough to top their version but it's been fun trying.
There was a funny moment in the studio when R was doing his background vocals and the way he was singing i just assumed that he couldnt hear himself in his headphones. So i axed him, "Sweetheart, can u hear yourself?" And R cracked up laughing and said "What do u mean? Like, what'd I do with the money?" Ha ha. It's an old joke...what did u do with the money that you were SUPPOSED to be spending on singing lessons. Sorry, explaining it took all the life out of it (makes sound of deflating balloon).
I hope this isnt old news 2u already.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy nodding off.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
For those readers requesting pix from yesterday's recording sesh with Bruce "the Bruiser" Anderson. Thanks 4 writing in.
Dont u just love the Condoleeza Rice/Gadafi thing? I'm trying to think of their one-word name, u know, like Brangelina, Bennifer, etc. Honk if u think of a good one.
Hope all u NON TOUR DIARY readers r safe and sound.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
(Click the pic!) Drove thru the white fog into the City this morning to fetch Bruce. Brought him back to the HB to do more recording on BARSTOOL WALKER, the project he and R have been working on. The Dane Electro in the picture is a sitar. Cant wait 2 hear what that's gonna sound like. I wore an MX80 shirt from 1978 speshally for 2day. No, not this shirt, another MX shirt. Go guys. I love u.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This is an astounding painting. It has so much light coming out of it, like it's plugged in. I saw it today at the de Young with my highly entertaining friend Linda.
The painting might look schlocky in the picture here, what with the rainbow and all, but it's anything but. It's just spectacular.
Honk if u've seen it in person.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy learning a new song.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Hello. Workin' my way up to an album's worth of X-TAL covers. HAPPY AMERICANS is next, after having finished ENCORE and YOUR FRAGILE MIND. These songs r from the brilliant songwriter J NEO MARVIN. (Couldnt find a pic of him online, in case u were wondering about the pix here.) He's just the best. I was at so many XTAL shows in San Francisco and also went on the road with them to a Sacramento show. Or was it Cleveland? I even auditioned for XTAL on bass once, after they had lost their bass player and needed one in a hurry. After playing with them on one song, Mick the drummer says to me, "We were actually looking for someone who could play more than one string." Well fine! It's true i only played one string on the bass, the thickest one,(shut up Ed.) but i didnt see that as a drawback.
There's another song of theirs i always wanted to cover called ANOTHER OLD COLONIAL COMES WITH A HARD LUCK STORY, mostly so i can say the line "You're goddammed lucky u got your ignorant white ass out in time." At the shows, the crowd would yell that line when it came up...we were all just waiting for that moment to arrive.
So yeah, i'm pretty excited about doing these songs. Bang your head! (volume check if u@work).
Thursday, August 18, 2011
R was just reading some youtube stats to me. Youtube receives more than 48 hours of video per minute, and if u watched video every minute of your life, you'd get through 10 days worth of Youtube uploads. Yikes. (volume check if u@work).
No tour or shows or anything...2busy.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Successfully talked R down 2day after he had a disturbing episode. I did such a good job he is recommending that others who may want to take advantage of this (so far) free service get in touch wit me. Let me know...I'll do my best.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy trying 2 like my new haircut.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
In the past when i'd perform this song, it always felt like i was talking about or to someone else, even taunting them a little. Gulp, now there's a whole different perspective where it's like i'm talking about myself. Fuck.
And speaking of old things, the other day, for the first time, i listened all the way thru to Stairway to Heaven. I still dont get that song.
Anyway, here's the original Encore, by Xtal. Yes this performance sounds like shit but it's thee most gorgeous shit. Mmmmm, so delicious and thrilling.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
What's with all the space between ladies' legs these days? Of course in catalogs and magazines the art department is creating the space. But I've noticed that real-life ladies r standing in a certain way in order to achieve the look. Hmm.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy with something between my legs.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
Hello. A certain someone terrorizes me from time to time with this and now i'm passing it on to you. (With emphasis on the 'it'.-Ed.)
No tour or shows or anything...2busy finishing up 2nd X-TAL song. It's turning out a little Spacemen-3ish.
And speaking of Spacemen 3, they once sent me the best fan letter. I didnt know who they were b4 that. Of course i loved them as soon as i heard them. All that tremolo!
Monday, August 01, 2011
And speaking of sox, R had a dream that he was out with HT and HT bought R a lap dance but R kept getting distracted by some mini-suitcases on wheels, like little carts, that the other dancers were wheeling around the place. The carts contained the girls' stage clothes.
R wasnt sure how he did during the lap dance so afterward he asked HT "How'd I do?" and H said "You did fine."
Then R woke up.