GeneralI sure like Batteries, but that's a different Myspace page
MusicNeil Diamond's wife was my second grade teacher. This was around the time he wrote "Solitary Man". He would come to school during class hours. My Mother was the school Nurse. They were pals. Neil would come to class and talk to us and sing. I remember he had a tough look and long hair. He carried his guitar over the shoulder. He looked like a folksinger who would kick your ass. Once Neil brought a tape deck. I fucked with it and it discontinued to work..... No one was happy. Even then I could not keep my hands off the equipment. Neil Diamond has always had a profound impact on the music I choose to listen to and the music I choose to make... Neil Diamond is a folksinger who can kick your ass!!! In the late summer of 1969 I was exposed to "Pink Floyd", 'King Crimson' and 'The Amazing World Of Arthur Brown" in the same afternoon. You see, on Long Island the kids always take over the basement. It starts out scary when you're a little kid. You turn the light off and you can't run quick enough. But eventually it becomes your first hangout. It was easy to be ignored down there. I knew a lot of glue sniffers. Older siblings would appropriate a stereo for this environment once the takeover was complete. I grew up in a time when we "turned each other onto... " fill in the gaps. This included anything and everything. Yes, music......... I heard the Ramones in 1976 in a friend's Cadillac on Long Island. They were getting a lot of radio play at the time and all of my friends "got it". "Beat on the Brat". Tore down the walls for me. I felt like " Yeah... I can do that". Brought the message back to Tucson where I was living at the time. As I was turned on to them in New York I turned my friends on in AZ. Soon we consumed everything in sight. Dear friend Billy Sedelmyer ran a record store. He was a pop genius. He can still bring you to tears singing. The owner of this store trusted him and we would party and listen to records for hours on end, long after closing. What else was there to do in Tucson at this or any other time? We would go to the bars in Tucson and heckle the local rock bands. They hated seeing us and you could feel the tension. I saw the "Runaways" around then. No Cherie Currie. Joan Jet sang. Black Leather. There were maybe five people there. We didn't heckle them. We would go for the guys who were doing "Beatles" and "Foghat" covers while wearing disco clothes. They were all too good and fuck them anyway! Some friends had bands and we all started to play. .......
MoviesThree Vampire films for $2 at the "Calderon". Sneaking into the 'Poseidon Adventure" 20 times. Sneaking in to see "Live at Pompeii" on acid. Seeing a "Tibetan Monk Trilogy" just to get laid. Feeling creepy seeing the "Elephant Man". First film I saw in a theatre was James Bond in "Thunderball" with my Brother and my Dad. I thought people actually died during the making of it. The first film I saw at a drive in was "Gone With The Wind". While Atlanta was burning I remember thinking the sun was going to come up.
HeroesJonathan Richman, Steve Hunter, Roy Clark, Chris Cacavas, Chuck Prophet IV, Dan Stuart, Vahe Manoukian, A.J. Younge, Cesar Padilla, Justin Warfield, My friends at the Post Office Nora, Henry, Rebecca, Jason... R.I.P.s....... Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Eric Pola, Will Glenn, Alex Mac Nicol, Chas Silveria, Elliot Smith, Kurt Cobain.
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- Jan 12, 2008 4:14 AM Big Ass Week in Reveiw
About me:(323) 344-0029.
After leaving the Sunset Blvd. location I've had some time to think... so I sold equipment online and found it a bit uninvolved and self indulgent; I started to look around for directions. I thought if I found a spot near my home, you know, walking distance, I might jump at it. After checking several possible spaces I found a great one. 5112 York Blvd. Los Angeles 90042. Soon 1800 sq. ft of floor space and repairs will serve the East side of Los Angeles.
Things will be a bit different from the old store. Expect accessories, strings and pedals. Guitar and equipment repair in house. New product review. Live performance space. So much more. The usual mix of guitars, effects, pro-audio, keyboards, drums, and all musical equipment of interest pre-1983. I look forward to old friends and new faces. .. I edited my profile with The Power of The Mantis.
Who I'd like to meet:People who think.
People who dream.
People that work hard.
People that play hard.
People with manners.
People with charm.
Everybody is welcome.
The only dumb question is the one you don't ask..
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Serious Relationships, Friends
- Hometown: Highland Park
- Body type: Some extra baggage
- Ethnicity: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Drink: Yes
- Occupation: Music Store Owner
- Highland Park/ Los Angeles, California US