Thursday, April 28, 2016
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?
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.
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