**** UPDATES, 05/17//21: NOW POSTED: My version of "North & South" (The Clash), recorded today, to mark the ending of Strummer and company's celebrated two-week busking of northern Britain and Scotland, which ended 36 years ago today, at the Fixx Pub, in Glasgow...head over to Featured Songs, and grab it from there!
AND: "Survival Of The Fittest," marking David Apps's return to the art exhibition scene, after months of lockdown fever...Coming this summer, and it promises to be a major DIY event, like the previous ones featured on this website.
AND: Ordering info for DESPERATE TIMES #2 ("Anyhow, Anyclub, Anywhere: The Rise & Fall Of Safari Sam's: An Oral History"), out now, plus info and sample pages, via this website!
And don't forget the Amazon.com ordering link. If you prefer to go through me, just get ahold of me (via the Contact info), and I'll give you the relevant link to complete the transaction. Thanks for your support!
AND: Another interview for WE ARE THE CLASH, via the For Songs Podcast (10/16/20), with Mark Andersen...on Featured Interviews. You can also find our 60-minute clip from Politics & Prose (Washington, DC, 7/06/18), and nearly two-hour-ling appearance at Brickbat Books (Philadelphia, PA, 7/10/18) there, too.
AND: More blasts from the past, in the Press section: "Chairman Ralph Takes The Stage," plus, my June 2009 Michiana Entertainer interview (and bonus one-sheet)..."Singer Mixes Folk, Punk For Concert At Eagle St."... "Recent Exhibit Is A Feather In The Cap For A Bird-Themed Artist (and bonus press release)...Jackson Citizen-Patriot Q&A...and Hillsdale Collegian concert review (2/16/06). More work to come.
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 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 Featured Songs.
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).
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. :-)
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