**** UPDATES, 11/11/20: NOW POSTED: My Hillsdale Collegian concert review (2/16/06) -- photos and text -- plus Hillsdale Annex advance show releases (5/18/06. 7/14/06). No more dead links, the action's right here in the Press section, which is getting a major update! More to come shortly.
A BUDGIE'S LIFE, the latest annual birthday EP for Lisa -- now available for download in two parts, on Featured Songs!
AND: My review of Michael Davis's memoir, I BROUGHT DOWN THE MC5 -- in honor of the MC5 recording its first album, Kick Out The Jams, at the Grande Ballroom, 52 years ago, on 10/30-31/68, at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI. Now posted down below!
AND: Announcing my first Amazon Kindle piece, "My Life As A Vagrant (Digging For The Bones Of Strummer & Jones)" -- what's it about, how to get your hands on it, all that stuff.
AND: Both White Summer entries for their latest reunion show (3/07/20) are now in the -- wait for it -- White Summer section. I've also cleaned up the look of the other entries to make their appearance more consistent. For older entries, as always, hit the Archive button, and proceed accordingly.
AND: "What's In A Name?"/Make The Economy Scream," my extended look at the tragedy of the military coup that took place on this date, 9/11/73, in Chile -- ushering in two decades of torture and repression under the late General Augusto Pinochet. They'll remain up for awhile longer, to mark the other significant anniversary of that time period (the death of Pablo Neruda, Chile's top national poet), and Chile's recent vote to successfully undo the Pinochet-era constitution. For further details, see the description in...Featured Songs.
MOVED: My epic three-part chat with Curt Weiss about his Jerry Nolan biography (STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE) is now in Author Interviews. AND: "We Are The Clash: Reviews & Updates 5/07/19)" is now filed under Clash Book Dispatches. (No medal for you if you didn't make the connection. :-)
ALSO: My writeup on my cover version of "Police" (The Proles, 1979) is now included in the description box (Featured Songs). AND: My version of The Animals' 1965 classic, "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place," now over on Featured Songs, which I've also combined some tracks to free up some space.
COMING SOON: DESPERATE TIMES #2, chronicling the rise and fall of Safari Sam's, the legendary Huntington Beach night spot -- an oral history, and hard-boiled narrative of its brief, but highly-charged two year-run (1984-86).
PLUS: A 1:50 (in other words, nearly two hour) audio clip from Philadelphia, PA (7/10/18), where Mark Andersen and I appeared at Brickbat Books for our book, WE ARE THE CLASH: REAGAN, THATCHER & THE LAST STAND OF A BAND THAT MATTERED...plus, our pre-event interview with Joseph Gervasi, for Loud Fast Philly...over on the Spoken Word Tracks page. Our 60-minute clip from Politics & Prose (Washington, DC, 7/06/18) is there, too.
DELETED (FOR NOW): HAPPY TRAILS (LITTLE BUDGIE IS 47)...because I only have so much space. It'll return at some point, I'm sure. :-)
Comment capability's back for now, but stay on topic. If not...I'm taking the toys away again! :-) In the meantime: stay cool. ****