Your mission, per Youtube -- record an honest-to-goodness official intro, trailer, welcome video, whatever you care to call it. This is the second take. As far as the little chant I sneak in at the beginning...I won't say anymore about that, except -- if you've heard tapes or CDs of Clash live shows from the '84-'85 era, you'll recognize it right away. Aside from a bit of wind noise, I'd say the results came out fine. Judge the results for yourself!
My epic MC5 article, as it ran in DISCoveries (December 1995), and now available on the MC5 Gateway site. They're all here -- surviving (at the time) members Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer, and Dennis Thompson -- plus all the major players in MC5ville (Ron, Scott and Kathy Asheton, John Sinclair, Becky Tyner, Rob Tyner, interviewed in 1987), and loads of Leni Sinclair photos. What else do you need? Check it out here!
Just like its header says: "Travel to remote parts of the globe. History, Music, Beer and Food." If your heart races when you watch the likes of Anthony Bourdain strut his stuff, this website should be right up your alley!
One of many strange places where my interviews, essays and other non-immediate money-spinning work shows up. You want a dose of radical politics? They've got 'em! Looking for tales of creative underdogs? They champion 'em. You want to see outsider art? It's here, and then some. You get the idea.
I've participated, off and on, in this event since October 2020, which happens at the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, in downtown South Bend, IN.
Host Pam Blair opens a space for spoken word artists with a wide array of experiences to share and celebrate the beauty of language and culture. Participation happens live, and also via Zoom (due to COVID-19).
Here are links to the Poetry Dens in which I've taken part, along with my wife, Lisa D. Quinlan-Heibutzki:
"Still hitting the skins of his favorite Ludwig drums with a vengeance!" Everything that you ever wanted to know about the man who's kept the beat for Chuck Berry, Matchbox, Screaming Lord Sutch, and too many more to mention...but were afraid to ask!
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