**** UPDATES, 1/2//22: NOW POSTED: Ronnie Joyner shares his inspiration for recording "It's Alright, Rest Easy, Dan," his tribute to "The Humbler," Danny Gatton -- now on his YouTube site (The Ronnie Joyner Songbook). AND: Part II of our email exchange -- another round of memories of growing up with Danny's playing, in the Mid-Atlantic music scenes of Maryland, and Washington, D.C., right on this page!
AND: An excerpted audio version of "The Jam: This Is The Modern World Revisited," which appeared in my 'zine, DESPERATE TIMES #1 (2015), with guitar and effects by yours truly. Zip over to Spoken Word Tracks, and hear it for yourself!
ALSO: More updates to the "Various Nuggets, Quotes & Ephemera" area, in the Press section! A few amusing tidbits to find, for those who wanna look. AND: The 4.29.94 EP, an overview of the ups 'n' downs that led to Lisa and I meeting, dating, and ultimately...getting married! Now posted for download, in Featured Songs!
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: An updated version of the Chairman's live wrapup (Artpost Poetry Marathon, 4/13/12) is now filed in the Press section, with additional links to video clips from the 4/15/11 and 4/9/10 events, in which I participated. Check out these blasts from the past!
MOVED: Harbor Vision Festival Wrapup (8/12-14/11) is now in the Press section; my review of the Stooges' long-awaited archival release, LIVE AT GOOSE LAKE, is now in Featured Reviews. More updates to come!
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: "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, a period that coincided with another notable anniversary (the death of Pablo Neruda, Chile's top national poet) -- as timely as ever, in light of Sunday's runoff between an arch-Pinochet admirer (Jose Antonio Kast), and a progressive social democrat (Gabriel Boric). 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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