Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Mister N and Cricket paid a visit to the houseboat today, bringing ACC a get-well prezzy: this jointly created one-of-a-kind "Angel and Rich" pillow. Please click the pic to see cute details in the drawing. (not shown, cool punky metal zipper in the back.) Thank u ladies!
The two of them looked so glam walking down our dock, like superstars.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy showing solidarity.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
RWS to-do list today:
**appear on livestreaming PBS podcast. Check.
**listen to WPKN while riding bike thru the trees of Corte Madera. Check.
Every other Friday Howard Thompson dj's the PURE show on PKN. This week he played ROADBLOCK OF SOUND (title?) from the recently re-issued MX debut album HARD ATTACK.
R was riding his bike, listening, and ACC was on the hb listening. We each had a (gulp) moment hearing the song, what can i tell u. It was intense for both of us and i couldnt help but wonder how HT was feeling too.
Earlier in the show HT played DOWN by yours truly. If there's anything better than listening to Howard's PURE show, it's hearing yourself being played on the show. The song b4 DOWN was
This Corrosion by the SOM, and i liked the way mines sounded following that one. Gosh taking drugs and going to Sisters shows used2b so much fun.
At a party around that time, HT told me "Ange, make sure there's lots of vodka and cranberry. That's Andrew's tipple."
Thursday, June 20, 2013
That's Don Ciccone up there, playing bass with the brilliantly-named San Francisco band RUE 66.
Don's a multi-instrumentalist and can figure out new songs justlikethat... they r lucky to have him.
Free show at the Alliance Francaise, 1345 Bush Street, Saturday June 22nd at 7pm.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
This just in: Nancy Kravitz, former bassist in the Angel Corpus Christi group, has taken up painting. Check out her colorful work at mistern.com. Mister graciously allowed me to view her paintings as works in progress and it was a real treat to watch each one hatch and develop.
U rock Nancy. Always have, always will.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Listening to the PURE show on WPKN right now and just heard AFTERBIRTH/AFTERMATH, one of the songs on the recent reissue of MX-80's remastered Hard Attack LP. When the song finished the dj said "Wow! That's what happens when a force of nature meets an immovable object" and referred to Bruce as "a guitar monster". "Hell of yes", i yelled back.
Bruce is SUCH the man. Even tho the songs on Hard Attack were recorded 36 years ago Bruce's playing from back then sounds fully-formed. Many pedals and guitars have come and gone, but still, it's always him, he never sounds dated and u could never mistake him for anyone else. Wish i could link u to a sample but there dont appear 2b any. LOVE U BRUISER!
Superior Viaduct, the label behind the reissue, will also reissue Craig Leon's Nommos LP, which is a component in a crazy connection... Angel CC was the covergirl on 1977's Hard Attack, Craig was the producer of ACC's White Courtesy Telephone, and Howard Thompson, who signed MX to Island records, and ACC to Almo Sounds, is the WPKN dj.
So the years spin by.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Monday, June 03, 2013
Here's me with MX80 bassist extraordinaire Dale Sophiea. I took my first trippy with Dale waaaaay back when, and became convinced that night that he was thinking about strangling me with a scarf that was on my sofa. Paralyzed with paranoia, i was too afraid to say anything but i must have had a weird look on my face or something because he kept saying "Is everything alright?"
In my altered state his question sounded sinister and mocking. He'd brought over Surrealistic Pillow and that didnt help matters any;the sound of Jorma's guitar sounded just awful. (Still does. -Ed.)
Then Dale wanted to go swimming. I lived in a semi-posh apartment complex at the time, it had a really nice pool and this sounds terrible i know, but i was embarrassed that one of the residents would see me with a long-haired freak.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Back in Bloomington, Bruce "The Bruiser" Anderson was the ladies' haircutter of choice. He and I thought it was so funny that hardly anyone, no matter how cool they were, liked this haircut. I remember somebody saying with horror "How could u let him do that to you?" I loved it and im glad i stumbled across this picture.
Caroline Peyton would get topless for her haircuts. There'd be other ppl hanging out, milling around during the cut, it was fine with her but i was way too shy to do that. I also never went skinny-dipping at the quarries like everyone else did. Well, i tried it once but was uncomfortable so i didnt do it again.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy chillin'.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Been wearing these two hand-crafted talismans to boost my recuperation, taking them off only at bedtime. And speaking of recuperation, i know we r all giving our very best wishes to
The Master, sending him all the collective mojo we can muster.