Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

if it aint one beach it's another

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

vilchers for Bruiser

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.

wrecking words

I need two of me. One to read and one to do everything else. No tour or shows or anything...2busy earning extra money.

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

today is paul dodd's birthday

Happy birthday Paul! Click here for special message.
Have another productive year, doin' the things that u want to.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

hotel hijinks: ht and acc in L.A.

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

huffer house

NON TOUR DIARY went to a birthday party2day. Overheard: "Ya ready to party til u puke?"
"Uh, what?"
"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.

bar stool walker plus 1

Saturday, April 21, 2012

ask me about Bar Stool Walker

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

barstool walker

Ok, kids, here u go, the just-released BARSTOOL WALKER by Bruce Anderson and Rich Stim. Here it is at iTunes if u prefer. Features ACC on accordion and George Earth on theremin. Hey, can u hold my accordion for a minute?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

they called u greenie they called u green

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

that's what happens sometimes

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

john baldessari? nope, angel corpus christi

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.


2 items from sunny cali 4u2day: #1: and #2
No tour or shows or anything...2busy preparing for the apocalypse.

Monday, April 16, 2012

freakin' and creakin'

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.

prick up your rear-view mirror

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

gone fishin'

Back in a coupla-three days y'all.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

on the road with the ramones

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

radiant fingertips

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

my pal Heater, the most beautiful girl in the world

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

do i know how 2 party or what?

Hells yeah i do.

guess who's coming to dinner?

Probably not MX80, but they've asked me to send u their best wishes for a happy Pesach.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy receiving salutations.

Friday, April 06, 2012

why is this night different from all other nights?

This is why.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy giving shout-out to Jimmy Hall. Hey Jimmy!


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

my sto'

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

gabba gabba nay

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.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012


No tour or shows or anything...2busy reading.

look it up

No tour or shows or anything..2busy feeling sapiosexual about my man rich.

Monday, April 02, 2012

yes we can't

Too bad this is the direction things r taking.
This shits is goin' 2the dogs and i dont mean Snoopy.
I guess Dude changed his mind.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

bikin' the O.B.

Ocean Beach 4ever. The Sunset district (where i be ridin') is where ACC and R first moved to in Cali. Waywayback in the day, people lived at the beach in old abandoned streetcars. It was called Carville.