**** UPDATES: 9/5/23: NOW POSTED! My preview of the Five Emprees' return to Hidden Pointe (Benton Harbor, MI), and -- as promised -- my full report, as well, with photos!
AND: Members Drummer Nick Cash talks about the inspiration behind the art show he's curated, "Crash Ride Snare," featuring works by himself, and a slew of names from '77 punk, postpunk, New York No Wave -- check out the interview and list below, and ask yourself, "With a lineup like this, how can I risk missing this one?" I've added some additional images that Nick provided, to give you a feel of what to expect.
NOW OPEN! The official Chairman Ralph webstore, which is a work in progress -- but note the date! Declaration of Independence, and all that, which feels as DIY as the American Revolution that birthed the US of A, as they call it...and best of all, you don't have to salute it, to dig it!
Anyway, head over to the Store, where you can buy Desperate Times #1 and #2, plus a brand new comic, City Slang: The Sonic's Rendezvous Band Story! Do your patriotic duty this Fourth/post-Fourth, and buy directly from the artists who make all that inspired work happen!
ALSO: Lyrics for all tracks on ESCAPE FROM CHICAGO (CRACKERBOX OASIS) are now posted in Featured Songs (click on: "Description"). Sing along with the bouncing beater, as the Windy City fades farther and farther in the review mirror! :-)
Complete lyrics are also available for the 4.29.94 and A BUDGIE'S LIFE EPs, as well (just click the Description box). And the tracks are yours to grab, as always, over in Featured Songs.
PLUS: My appearances at The Poetry Den, where I've performed off and on, since 10/22 -- check it out in the Links Section! DIY live performance, and outsider art, with plenty of like-minded souls for company.
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. Head over to Spoken Word Tracks, and hear both offerings for yourself!
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. :-) AND: "Rebel National Anthem #1," recorded live (2/26/19),
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