No, No Auditions…

    …no no no, yes yes yes, ha! ha! ha! Ain’t no Nanette here. Seriously, I can announce that NO AUDITIONS—the professional name/identity I came up with in the late 1970s, and used in a number of different business ventures—exists as an...

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Music? Lifebloodian? Sure.

A few months back I was interviewed by Justin Lightle for his… I guess it’s a podcast? Sure. Let’s go with that term. I get very overwhelped and famboozled with terms. Especially when it comes to musical things I was involved in. They’ve said...

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Ann? Ann! Yeehaw… ANN!

Well, jumpin’ up Hi HowDYYYYYYY!! I’m proud and Minnie Pearl woulda been too. Course, Ann Richards woulda had somethin’ ta say about it too, I reckon. Y’see, Stage West Theater in Ft. Worth, TX just launched a show called “ANN” and...

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The Damage Stops Here?

I don’t know, but it’s easy to speculate (and sometimes fun). Keith Morris got his book “My Damage” (Da Capo Press) published a month or so back and, yep, it’s on the street, on the Amazon and all the other places you can buy it for your...

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Bishline Banjos—They’re Conceptual, Y’all…

…and when concepts are concerned there’s nothing like a good one. Good and Evil are hard enough to handle, and let’s not even approach the idea of Bad. Classic spaghetti westerns covered these areas about 50 years ago with a lot better style than I...

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Mr. Kubrick! It’s a Trap!

Dearrrrrrr friends… we are gathered here today… to acknowledge those whose yesssterdays… have left their innnnndelible marks on today. Wait. Wait. What am I saying? This isn’t the Graveside Service. That’s a radio show in Austin!...

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I’ll See Your Damage…

…and eventually show you some of mine. I got lots of it, y’know. Some months back Keith Morris contacted me needing some photos for his upcoming memoir. We’d had no contact in ages and, frankly, I was happy to hear from him. Despite all the punk rock...

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Send Women. And Clowns

I’ve gone through car windshields, rolled vans into ditches, fallen from heights, crashed motorcycles, survived head-on collisions with other heads, but I’ve never been good with horses. Lotsa women are good with horses. Some of them have gone through...

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Stone Male—Roll ‘Em…

Back in December Joe Carducci and I did a joint book reading and Q&A at Permanent Records in Chicago. At the time, he was doing pre-promotion for “Stone Male—Requiem for the Living Picture”  I’m reporting here that it’s done and due for...

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Tease Me With Audio

An interesting project, I finally posted the first audio files of “Decline and Fall of Alternative Civilization” on YouTube: I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out but these are the results so far. It’s been challenging and fun, sometimes...

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