Monday, June 30, 2008

u cant always get a chihuahua

But if u try sometime, maybe u can!
Hello. I know someone who saw the Scorsese/Stones movie in Imax;they said it was frightening to see "the guys" that big.
I saw them back in the day at Cobo Hall in Detroit. (Little, back then)Stevie Wonder was first on the bill. He had a hit song at the time. My brother let me borrow his bitchin' GTO for the night. Did i know how 2 party OR WHAT?
No tour or shows or anything...2busy watching rough cuts.
And how YOU doin'?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

sock it 2 me

Hello. Did u ever think u would hear Lou Reed say "sock it to me"? Well i didnt either. Until 2day. I've heard him say "sock it to me" at least 50 times 2day because i'm listening(and listening) to a fantastic bootleg version of SISTER RAY recorded in April 1967, and he keeps saying it. "I'm searchin' for my mainline i said i couldnt hit it sideways", then "sock it to me!"

Thanks to the person who sent me such a great prezzie! According to the liner notes, this is the first known live version of Sister Ray. (I know u all have probably already seen this but i couldnt more time!) WHAT?!! Did somebody say ENCORE?

No tour or shows or anything...2busy running the air purifier. :-( (Sorry 4u too, Sunshine and Jessie).

And how YOU doin'?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

u can always find me...out2lunch!

Hello. Here's today's lunch. Not pictured: corn on dee cob and sliced peaches. And speaking of food, check this out.
Got a message from a myspace friend in belgium. He was in a record store and found a vinyl copy of Wake Up And Cry. When he took it 2the counter2pay for it, the guy said "yeah, a great forgotten artist." Hey! I aint forgotten! And neither is Johnny Rotten. No PROBLEM!
No tour or shows or anything...2busy with my yoga practice.
And how YOU doin'?

Friday, June 27, 2008

u dont need a weatherman2know which way the wind blows

Hello. Just took a walk 2 the mailbox thru fog and smoke. The wind keeps changing direction and is blowing smoke into our area from the fires in Lake County in the north and the Big Sur fires in Monterey.

I'm so relieved to know this guy and his place r ok(4the moment). We watched a docu about him the other night, it was great to see Big Sur back in the day. It's also good to know that Henry Miller's place is still ok for now.

Went to a nice bd party in a beautiful Victorian in the Haight yesterday. Their redwood tree is so tall now. It made me kind of sad. Know what i mean? Because so much time has passed in the blink of an eye.

No tour or shows or anything...2busy crocheting a hat.

And how YOU doin'?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

angie angie, aint it good 2b alive

Hello. Kevin Patrick says i look like Angie Dickinson in this photo. Hell yeah i'll take that.

a rock and roll romance...


Hello. Went to a book-signing party last night promoting the publication of Dean Wareham's memoir A ROCK AND ROLL ROMANCE. And it was all very nice...yes it was.
Click on the pic then click slideshow 4 large 4mat.
After Dean's reading of excerpts from the book, Britta joined him onstage and they played a few songs. A and R really enjoyed this version of D&B. It was slinky and personal and quiet and very attractive. Dean played acoustic guitar on all songs, and kazoo on one song. I vote for this set-up to tour.
When they were finished with the musical portion of the program, Dean sat in a throne-like chair that was upholstered in black and white cowhide, and signed copies of the book, which were given away free. And speaking of things given away for free, there was an open bar all night (the event was sponsored by Hennessy and Mens' Vogue).
And speaking of touring, no tours for me...2busy monitoring the wildfires in cali, which now number over 1,000. Yikes. (Here's R's live report from Berkeley.)
And how YOU brewin'?

Monday, June 23, 2008

smoke on the water fire in the sky

Hello. No exercise outdoors today and yesterday due to poor air quality. There are over 850 wildfires burning right now in northern cali.
A postcard arrived in the mail announcing an upcoming show of paintings by Kevin Teare. Holla Kebn! Me and Kevin go WAY back. I miss u Kebn! Kevin is a multi-tasker.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy reading my favorite new bloggy.
And how YOU doin'?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

yes i did

Hello. Apparently some of u non-tour readers thought yesterday's picture was taken from the internet. Not true. It was taken by holding my camera up to a hole in the wooden fence at the Cliff House. Pretty cool if i do say so myself.
A certain someone is Back-In-The-House and i couldnt b happier about it. :-)
No tour or shows or anything...2busy helping a certain someone detox.
And how YOU doin'?

Friday, June 20, 2008

it's the most wonderful time of the year

Hello summer solstice people. I enjoyed the latest sunset of the year(8:40 pm!)while standing at the Cliff House tonite, and watched a super-cute dad with his wife and baby;he was playing a ukelele and singing to them while the sun was setting. He was really talented on that little uke.
So, enjoy the first day of summer 2morrow!
No tour or shows or anything...2busy watching Thin and Super High Me.
And how YOU doin'?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

peas-mo beach

Or, I should say Peas-BO Beach. Yup, that's me, standing up with my bike, eating fresh peas at Wharf Road Beach in Bolinas. That's right, back in Bolinas, and what a treat it was. Unfortunately i was there w/o my BFF Rich, so that part wasnt so nice, but i am helluv looking4ward 2 going back2bo with him in a few weeks. Holla Rich!
The first picture here is of the dirt in Bolinas, which is a beautiful brown color, so sometimes, in certain light, the air right above the ground is glowing golden. Most of the roads r unpaved, there can be alot of dust blowing around.
That's the moon rising over Bolinas this past Wednesday evening. I coulda cried with both my eyes.
I was hanging around Brighton Beach and i saw a surfer riding a wave while twirling around like a whirling dervish on his board. His board wasnt spinning, HE was spinning. Like a TOP. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee-ha!
No tour or shows or anything..2busy looking at houses in bolinas on craigslist.
And how YOU doin?

Monday, June 16, 2008

the surf went up the surf went up, from coast2coast it was the most

great in graton
Hello. Click on the pic then click slideshow. Took a drive on 101 today to Sebastapol, then on to Graton and had lunch here.
It was hot in the country; i was glad 2 get back2 the fog in sam fram.
No tour or shows or anything..2busy pining away.
And how YOU doin'?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

got ink?

Hello. This just in...

u scream i scream

Hello. Finally, a reason2blog:this fudgesicle i just had at FISH in Sausalito. It was served in a tall flute/champagne glass, then u pull it out to eat it. Yeah! And speaking of ice cream, i had a dream last night that i was with SUNSHINE and we saw a scoop of ice cream in a tree. Wisely, i've decided not 2 spend my remaining precious moments googling "ice cream in tree".
At FISH we overheard a woman next2us say "is he a real person or an internet person?" Hmmmm. We werent sure what she meant but it was a cool modern overheard comment.
And speaking of modern, i'm excited to see the Chihuly exhibit at the de young museum. Here's Chihuly.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy overheating.
And how YOU doin'?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

the doors

Hello. I'm a lazy blogger these days. Well, not lazy, just uninspired. I sit down 2 blog but nothing happens. Instead, i go here and listen again to COUNT THE DAYS THAT I'M GONE. What a dyn-o-mite song it is. I remember listening to it obsessively when it first came out in the 60s.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy eating peanuts.
And how YOU doin'?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

funday in golden gate park

Hello. Took a great bike ride thru Golden Gate Park2day. People sure was partyin'. I especially liked watching the roller-skaters. Alot of them were wearing the lo-cut quad skates. I'm not sure what the point is with quad-skates, it has something to do with the position of the wheels. One of the skaters was wearing these, which looked pretty crazy.

They skate to music coming out of a big boom-box, which is also on wheels. I'm thinking of getting a new pair of skates and joining them. It looks like so much fun. For years i skated every single Saturday at Flint Park in Michigan. The last skate of the day would be "reverse skate"; u went around the rink clockwise instead of counter-clockwise. It took a minute to get used to.
No tour or shows or anything..2busy admiring my new haircut.
And how YOU doin'?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

shoot u down (like i'm chris burden)

Hello. I know what's got Dick Manitoba's goat: unwed mothers. But ya know what's got mine? THIS has got mine.

Every weekend lately,this dumb-ass company has been advertising up&down our beach from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The plane is extra noisy, with a buzzing sound. And why is that? According to a brochure promoting banner planes, the "extra" noise is a GOOD thing because "when people hear a loud plane, they automatically look up, and then we have their attention." OK, you've got our attention. There's a minor problem though: The letters that spell out the company's name are 2small 2 b red without the use of binoculars.

Various towns around the U.S. have complained about the noise but airspace is controlled by the FAA, not city governments, and the FAA tends to favor the banner planes. There IS one place u can go to escape the noise: George Bush's ranch in Texas;banner planes r not allowed to fly over his property. I guess the noise maybe bothers him when he's "thinking".

No tour or shows or anything...2busy watching the marin headlands turn pink.
And how YOU doin'?

Friday, June 06, 2008

i can see clearly now

Hello. Today i kept mis-reading things. I thought a sign for Uniworld Travel Agency said Unworld Travel Agency. I dont know what kind of travel that would be eggsackly, but it sounded kinda scarey and post-apocalyptic. Right after that, i could've sworn the sign in the window of an optometrist's office was advertising Oliver Sachs eyewear, but it was actually for Versace.

And speaking of Dr.Sachs, have u red his book Musicophilia? Wow is it fascinating. It's not one of those books where u think u have all the afflictions tho. And that's a GOOD thing, although i guess i wouldnt mind having the type of synesthesia that links music and colors.

The closest i've been to experiencing what that might be like was at a Sonny Rollins concert. When he played a certain saxophone i saw waves of beautiful blue-ish purple colors coming out of the bell of his horn. After the show i was talking to him and told him what i had seen, and he gave me a huge compliment about how i heard music, saying that i listened in "a special way" and that he was happy i had told him about the colors because he had experienced the same thing on occasion while playing that particular sax. Holla Sonny i still love u. Here's one of my favorite records of his, mostly for the song You Dont Know What Love Is.

No tour or shows or anything...2busy relaxing after attending a wedding at City Hall in Sam Fram.

And how YOU doin'?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

i red the news 2day oh boy

Hello and i promise never 2quote the Beatles again. But doesnt it get u, how all news items these days seem 2 have equal importance? It's all very William Burroughs/Brion Gysin. Yesterday's headlines: Barack-O securing the nomination, and Johhny Rotten getting his teeth fixed. Har! I'm waiting for news mash-ups.
BFF Rich sold his Whisper Room 2day thru Craigslist, and wouldnt u know it, the buyer was a big mx-80 fan. Can u buhleeve that shit? The guy noticed some mx photos on the wall and said "wow u have good taste. I LOVE mx-80. I grew up listening to them." When R said "that's my band", the guy got all excited and yelled "are you SERIOUS?!" He'd even had the BBQ vinyl when it was first released in the fanzine. (Hello u-know-who). :-)
No tour or shows or anything...2bu$y tallyho-ing.
And how YOU doin'?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008