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pat-perrin's picture
Feb.01.2013
In my post of December 10, 2012, I mentioned certain historical catastrophes that heralded the end of civilization, including poetry slams, back-of-the-book indexes, the death of Levon Helm, the Internet, and even writing itself. I conspicuously didn’t bring up the introduction of the printing...
mary-allison-tierney's picture
Jun.19.2012
  Our boys hosted a garage concert on the last day of school. Three bands were slated to play and kids had been invited representing several Bay Area high schools.  I don’t recall ever fully signing on for this, and was silently panicking at the thought of 700 moshing metalheads. I...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
May.24.2012
It has been a bad week for disco: Robin Gibb, one of the Bee Gees, and ‘disco queen’ Donna Summer passed away. Reluctantly, I have to admit I was neither punk nor disco, yet more into John Travolta than Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols. At the same time I nursed a secret love for Blondie (Deborah...
luke-james's picture
Feb.19.2012
It’s all well and good to have had Messrs. Rotten and Vicious banging on about no future, safely back in the past, in free-speech Britain. Even The Rolling Stones were viewed as a threat to civilization further back in 1965 and did many of the same things as the Pistols: pissed in public, cussed on...
luke-james's picture
Dec.01.2011
Birmingham, England - July 1978 “The Cla …. The Cla … The Cla…” “You’ve got the clap?” “What, again?” “No … The Cla ….” “You really should cut down on the fags.” “No stamina these keyboard players. What do you expect though? They just stand there all night.” “The fucking Clash!” “Congratulations. A...
luke-james's picture
Sep.10.2011
We were to perform "Product Perfect", our glib, little piss-take paean to excessive consumerism. We'd already decided this would be the title track of our soon to be recorded first album. After a bunch of gabbing by the personable Toyah, a few models strutted up and down in front of the cameras...
luke-james's picture
Jul.15.2011
Got this email recently, had to share it: "Love the new YouTube page( http://youtu.be/3HXGnn3zkHU )and as I commented I would like to hear the section re Mulligan's cat & the DHSS man. I had just read this section from your book when my brother Bob and sisiter-in-law Lucilla called round. I was...
kim-cooper's picture
Jun.26.2008
WHAT: Esotouric debuts "Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits' Los Angeles" bus tour, followed by a group reading and signing of host David Smay's new book "Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones" (Continuum's 33 1/3 series) WHEN: Bus tour is Saturday August 30, noon-4pm, reading follows at...