Saturday, March 25, 2006


Buck Owens...

RIP...the great Buck Owens died...

And that guy from Creed is still alive?


Friday, March 17, 2006


upcoming appearances...

Upcoming events in my me-centric universe…


I’m on the TV!

SAT. March 18th…I’ll be reading from MORE THAN THEY COULD CHEW (called by various folks, ‘kink-noir,’ ‘a breath of dirty fresh air’…fic pic by the Sunday NY times back in april 2005…) on “Marty’s Corner” (with Marty Shields)…i’ll be doing a short reading from the novel (either the enema sex/love scene or the fetal pigs for sale scene…I have not decided…I also don’t know if there are any restrictions about what I’m allowed to read…), tossing free copies into the crowd (thanks, Danielle at Harper Collins, for my promo tossin’ copies), and then chatting on the couch with Marty about something or other…tune in, or come by the studio for the live taping. More info:

On Adelphia channel 3 (KCAT), the Current Marty's Corner plays EVERY Saturday at 8:00 pm (PST) and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Midnight. The Previous month's Marty's Corner also plays Fridays at 5:00 pm and 9:00. More info:


The Danbury Shakes have 2 shows coming up….The Shakes are a 3-piece of melodic fuzzy garage tunes by rob (g-vox), gayle (bass-vox) & steve (drums…massive cowbell)

Hear new tunes! See yet another of Rob’s obscure vintage amps! Get Gayle to flex for ya and marvel at her rock hard gym bod and bass prowess…ask steve for more cowbell!

W/Seatbelt & the Pecking Order (a great band)

When: 3/24, Friday…9PM


HAROLD’S PLACE, 1908 S. Pacific Ave.

In lovely SAN PEDRO

2nd show!

SMART GALS Speakeasy…we play from 8:30-9PM…a short set…but come earlier for the art, the cool people, the drinks…3/26 SUNDAY

More info & password at:

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hollywood Underground
4607 Prospect Avenue, Los Feliz

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Guitar & Amp Porn

Here's a fun '66 Harmony H-72 (got on tour back in 87 or 88, in a philly pawn shop--traded it for a diamond earring my grandmother had given me to set in a ring when i 'met the right girl'...i was certain the right girl would understand trading a dumb old earring for a H-72 with a factory Bigsby and sweet sounding DeArmong pickups)...along with a buddy's beautiful late 40's Magnatone amp...i just replaced all the caps and a bunch of other's singing...very tweed deluxe tone. Yummy.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Guitar and amp porn

Up for display this week is an early 60's Kay...a killer little line-up for the gear geeks...5Y3 rectifier...2 12ax7's, one 12au7 for the tremolo and 2 6V6 for screamin output.

How's it sound? Like a Tweed Deluxe, but with a little more volume...and check out the crazy swirly grill.

next to it is one of my beater gits that i play/abuse in the Chairs...(i didn't want to hit my tele or Jazzmaster with a wrench, as I do in that band for huricanes of noise)....a 1982 squire Bullet 1 (with Telescaster neck...yum).

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