Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Stopped at Baker Beach on my way to the Last Straw where I sell my Handmade on a Houseboat crochet items. The waves crash hard at Baker Beach, so there's a cool sound component going on, plus there's a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy recording vocals.
Friday, April 27, 2012
When Bruce Anderson was a smallfry, he loved vultures. He would torment his mother, screaming "I wanna see the vilchers. Vilchers! I want vilchers!" Finally his family figured out what he was saying. A few years ago Bruce had me looking for vulture salt& pepper shakers but i have a feeling that could have been his idea of a practical joke. That Bruiser is a real prankster alright. Watched a film of Bruce back-in-the day, he looked alot like this. I'd freak out or die if i did drugs 2day.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Working on a "new" song. R plays a cool lap-steel saxophone on it. Today I'd like to offer this to my NON TOUR DIARY readers interested in ladies with white things on their heads. (scroll down) No tour or shows or anything...2busy showing solidarity.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Woo hoo just found a buncha pix from a SUICIDE show in L.A. when they opened for the Cars at the Amphitheater. ACC tried to keep up with the big boys that night and boy was it embarrassing to have to throw up out the window of a moving limousine with Martin and Alan and HT and Marty Thau in the car with me.
I think Dean Wareham had to throw up out the window of a moving tour bus once, but i believe his was drug-induced. I think Britta said something funny to Dean like, "Yeah, now were getting somewhere", or something like that.
And speaking of Dean Wareham, ACC had a dream last nite that Dean was standing in a park phoning in his vocals for Slide and asked ACC to do the back-ups. So we both stood there in a lush and green park, recording our vocals into the phone. Oh hells yes. No Dubonnet on ice but it was still, u know, paradise. No tour or shows or anything...2busy re-living the old days.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
NON TOUR DIARY went to a birthday party2day. Overheard: "Ya ready to party til u puke?"
"Oh. Ya ready to party?"
ACC thought R was looking very cute at the party, which was held in a driveway. Bruce Anderson showed up and pitched 2 movie/tv ideas to A and R. Both ideas were highly developed and it was remarkable that Bruce doesnt write the plots/scripts down or take notes or anything but yet remembers every detail and character's name. I liked the name "Glender." Glender's a huffer and lives in a drug house with meth addicts and other huffers. There r 3 floors in the house (Huffer House). The worst among them live on the first floor, the 2nd floor people r still fucked up but not as bad as the people on the 1st floor, and the 3rd floor is for the women and children. More on Bruce's other idea later.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I absolutely totes LOVE Bar Stool Walker. Bruce's guitar work is so emotional as it swoops and swerves and climbs and dives all over Rich's brilliant catchy arrangements. I'd classify all 11 of these songs as Hard To Resist. Some of the songs have movies to go with them, u can find them here at MXRich's channel. No tour or shows or anything...2busy in the warmth of the sun.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
ACC received this photo with the message "Thinking of u". Awwwwww, is that cute or what? Thank u, certain someone whose initials are JH.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy judging the ACC LOOK-ALIKE contest. LOOK-ALIKE contest.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sat down2blog and uh oh, nothing is presenting itself. Not a damn thing. Well, i like the picture at least. The gold and blue house is across the street from ACC and R's former residence in SamFram. And this is right around the corner from there as u walk downhill 2 the beach.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy lookin' all sultry and shit.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Kevin Teare invited ACC to submit a photo to be included in the OPEN FOR THE STONES show.
Clicked around just now trying to find a good graphic 4 the traveling exhibit, found OPEN SURGERY FOR KIDNEY STONES instead. That's not gonna work.
Anyway, the photo above, RICHREDLIPS is the photo Kevin chose. So i went to the Copper Door to have it float-mounted as Kebn requested.
The Copper Door is a great shop and Alan Pugh, the proprietor, is so elegant. Handsome too(like this)! I can imagine him walking down the streets of his hometown Liverpool in the swingin' 60s looking fabulous.
Another customer came in and saw the photo on the counter and said "John Baldesarri." Since i really like Baldessari i took his remark as a compliment.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy looking 4 my pants.
Monday, April 16, 2012
What a drag it is getting old.
But u dont wanna hear about all that, i aint wanna wanna harsh your mellow.
On a totally unrelated lighter note, click here and here.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy listening to a full-length version of this excerpted version.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
...stands4 "sandy Ocean Beach." Click the pic to get a closer look at the stairwell buried in sand. On the other side of the sea-wall, the height is about 12 ft. from the top of the wall to the beach floor. So that's how deep the sand is at the stairwell and at the sea-wall because it's been so windy. Fascinating, am i right?
No tour or shows or anything...2busy.
Back from a big adventure, details2follow.
Today is Sunday Streets at the O.B. Dont 4get your hoodie, current conditions r windy.
There used to be scarey dark tunnels under the dunes that led2 the beach, i never liked using them, it felt unsafe. That great photo of MX-80 was taken in one of the tunnels. Hey, that's not MX-80!
Here they are.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy watching the Twins. Highly rec!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Such a pleasure reading this one after reading Johnny "I'm a Turd" Ramones' book. I'm hatin' on Johnny even more as i read Monte's book. Thanks to Peggi Fournier for the heads-up on this sad, funny entertaining book.
Lots of great pix, and I got a big kick out of seeing a picture of Joey wearing a NEXT BIG THING t-shirt. Holla to our NBT Chief! Hey! Just found this shot of ACC in HER shirt!
Here's an early issue of NBT, back in the pre-internets days. It would arrive in the mail from Scotland in a handmade envelope, addressed by hand.
Those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Whooda thought back in the 80s that in 2012 u could have a lil mini Keith Haring manicure? That shits is crazy. Now u can get all kinds of Haring stuff, shoes, (too bad i dont still have my Radiant Baby Tshirt. Sure i could buy one now but that would be cheating.) And Banksy cool thing i just found.
And of course, u can always put a bird on it.
And speaking of crazy shits, the recently-added link on my list (after Tarred and Branded), is "Taolinisgoingdownbutiremain". Kinda hard2read all that single-space, but still.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy rockin' out.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Ay yi yi. Am i right or am i right? GOSH!
This gorgeous picture, taken on Heater's wedding day, was included in a collection of various prezzies, cards, photos and trinkets that Heater sent via snail-mail to Sausalito for ol' ACC's birthday.
Thank u GF!
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Happy birthday to me, a colorful hand-embroidered pillow arrived in yesterday's mail. Thank u Neesie!
There r 2 circles on the pillow, maybe representing portholes? And one of the circles has eyelashes, or is that a bird flying by?
No tour or shows or anything...2busy bird-watching.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
BFF Rich made a music store at my Facebook page. Pretty cool. Thanks R!
I like the selections on the artist mix page. I guess if i did Alice Cooper's I'M 18 live these days it would be pretty funny or weird or something, now that i'm 75. Maybe it was even weird to have performed it live when i wasnt AS old as i am now, but it never felt that way to me, i just liked singing the song. (Non-Tour Diary readers can catch ACC live the next time hell freezes over. -Ed.)
Ok y'all, get shoppin'.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Jeez i didnt know that Johnny was such a psychopath. What an unlikeable character. At least that's the way he comes across in his autobiography, a psychopathic homophobic tightwad. If i didnt like the Ramones so much i wouldnt even finish the book. Tommy needs to write one now.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy making spaghetti.