Friday, April 29, 2011

The Secretions 20 Year Reunion Show coming up May 27 at The Fire Escape in Citrus Heights

This is the only time you may ever hear some of the most lasting of The Secretions songs sung by the original songwriters with the band! Once in a lifetime event!
Preparing for the upcoming Secretions 20 Year Reunion show is proving to be painful. How did I ever sing like that? I've learned proper technique over the years and now I have to unlearn it all to sing at top volume incorrectly. And singing like that is freakin' painful! My throat is going to bleed!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

RIP X Ray Spex Singer Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex- When I was testing on my walkman how far the signal reached from the pirate radio station in the basement of the punk house years ago, the album I put on was Germ Free Adolescents. The filter wasn't on yet, which meant that all you could hear in an 8 block radius was X Ray Spex, which was AWESOME. Walking around midtown forcing everyone to listen to Poly was exciting! And I loved that album. Even before I heard it I was being compared to her lyrically and in the singing. I had heard "Identity" years before on a compilation and it had gotten in my head. I would have never written "Freaks Like Us" without her. She was a great inspiration to me and helped shape my aesthetic of the world. RIP Poly Styrene. You are missed so much.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Off colour but true accordion humour!

Husband: "Well, sex is more fun than playing accordion"
Wife (without pause) "It is?"