Thursday, April 28, 2016

just makin’ myself laugh…

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Posted by David Rhoden on 04/28 at 02:18 PM

pipes in progress

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Posted by David Rhoden on 04/28 at 12:44 AM

Saturday, April 23, 2016

just sixteen years ago today

Ernie K-Doe at my wedding, April 22, 2000
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Is this really the only picture of this? The picture in my mind is of Ernie seeing himself in that big mirror and raising his arms like “Would you look at that??!?” I didn’t have a camera though. I remembered the mirror taking up the whole wall. Maybe there was more than one mirror? Maybe this picture stuck in with my wedding photos isn’t from my wedding? Maybe I have a different narrative altogether?

Posted by David Rhoden on 04/23 at 12:15 AM

Friday, April 22, 2016

whiteboard business

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Posted by David Rhoden on 04/22 at 01:56 PM

long ago art I did (sometime in the 90s)

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A hand-out flyer I made maybe 18 years ago. I was the bass player (and later lead guitarist) in the Innuendoes. a band whose members made as much fun of its name as the people who saw us did. The Chimps and Holmes were wonderful. I tried out for the bass player spot in the Chimps. I told my friend Matt Fiveash how much I liked them but how hard the bass parts were. It was Matt who I would have been replacing.  They had two songs, “Hit And Love” and “Vanishing Cream”, that should be famous. (“Student Bodies” and “Sneak Attack” should also be on the Hit Parade.) Holmes was always wonderful live, with their joke-telling lead singer and their unusual tempo and energy, and though they don’t play as frequently they are still wonderful today. I usually catch them playing live on the Glen Jones and X-Ray Burns radio show on WFMU around holiday times.

I don’t remember who the Sweathogs were, which makes me wonder if I was actually in the band. Sorry.

The Nightingale was one of the last good dives (that I got to play) in NYC, Bill Peitsch made me gator with him on the floor there because he knew I was from Alabama or had been there, that might be the dirtiest I have ever been, or felt, anyway.

Posted by David Rhoden on 04/22 at 12:34 AM
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