**** UPDATES, 6/20//22: NOW POSTED: My tribute to Richard Wunsch, the late owner of Volume One Books, and the Hillsdale Annex -- but there's so much, much more to the story, as you'll see in my tribute below, only a month after his passing. Read on, as the memories roll on!
AND: My exclusive, in-depth chat with Michael S. Begnal, author of "The Music And Noise of The Stooges, 1967-71: Lost In The Future." All you needed to know about one of Detroit rock 'n' roll's founding fathers, but felt too hesitant to turn up -- so happy birthday to Iggy, and dig in, while you're at it. Don't mind if you do!
AND: Complete lyrics to the EP, A BUDGIE'S LIFE -- click on "Description" under the entry in Featured Songs to read or sing along, as the fancy takes you!
DELETED: Radio ads that I specially created for the Benton Harbor Job Fair (5/12/22), now in Spoken Word Tracks!
ALSO: For a limited time, my tribute to the Clash Mark II lineup, as they're called -- "Rebel National Anthem #1," recorded live (2/26/19), which documents my experience of seeing The Only Band That Matters, 38 years ago today, at Michigan State University (5/10/84).
PLUS: "A Path To Political Sustainability: Reclaiming The Common Good," in which I offer a rebuttal to the idea that all politics is ultimately -- and only -- about math. We start off in 1989, with Sir Anthony Meyer's long-shot challenge of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's leadership in 1989, and work outward from there. Head over to Spoken Word Tracks, and check it out!
PLUS: 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!
AND: Complete lyrics for 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! (Lyrics feature in the Description box for each song.)
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!
OUT NOW: 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).
OFFLINE (FOR NOW): HAPPY TRAILS (LITTLE BUDGIE IS 47), because I only have so much space. It'll return at some point, I'm sure. :-)
Due to various boring technical issues, like abuse of privilege, comment capability is back off, and preapproval is required. But if you really have something on your mind...you know where to find me. ****