With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.
So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
It’s October, and you know what that means.
Shenanigans at my house and the Misery house from the mid ’80s. Cast of characters: Al Long, Dan Siskind, roommate/business partner Mark Lokowich, Peg Leg Hank Swanson, Scooter, Jon Misery, Gary Misery, Todd Gaglione, Sid Misery, Pignose, Matt Spears (R.I.P.)
I love telling this story, so having a new blog to tell it on delights me to no end. I LOVE harmonic percolators. I was fortunate it enough to be gifted a Pussy Fuzz hp (as described in this video of Steve Albini) by Jon Spencer when I put on Pussy Galore’s last show in Minneapolis in 1990. Naturally he could have been giving me Hagerty or Wolf’s pedal but the story flows better if we all just assume it actually was Spencer’s. “Mr. Bill” has confirmed that this is indeed an original and thus one of the four mentioned in the video. If you want the schematic just “ask” for it. It was a great show. My friends Babes in Toyland played (as they commonly did), Babel 17 was legendary darksider Joseph Martin’s follow up to Dark Carnival, and Neomort was a short lived but brilliant angry noise rock band from Minneapolis. Pedal and flier for the Pussy Galore show below.
This flier is for the birthday party I threw for my room mate Molly back in 2004. That is Molly gracing the flier. 3105 DuPont was the same house that Mark Lokowich and I ran Sonic Warp Productions out of. We moved from there in the early 90’s. In the early 2000’s Molly and I moved in to the same place. Oddly, Mark and I along with Gary Winger (Misery, Assrash, Extinction of Mankind, Children of a Barren Wasteland) started Sonic Warp back up. Must be something about the house.
GPOY This is a screen shot of me and my friend Tanya Moldenhauer (former manager of First Ave) taken from the Laibach documentary for the “Divided States of America" tour. It was taken outside the Double Door in Chicago , November 2004.
Who is that handsome guy in the upper left corner? Clearly Spanish publishers have great taste! Here I grace the cover of the Spanish version of Daniel Clowes’ “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron.” Given the other faces, I am not sure this is a good thing…
I need to dig out the cel Dan Clowes drew for my birthday in 1991. My comic geekery in plain view.
Made by literally cutting and pasting images and type in 1989. Photo made using the cartography dept. camera at the U of MN. Copies made by friends at Kinkos for below market rates (i.e. beer and tickets to show).
An old t-shirt finally found it’s way home. I booked this show in 1989. Hullabaloo was amazing! As was my habit, I bought a t-shirt (and vinyl) of every band that played for us. This shirt was the one I wore the most (i.e. all the time). It urned out that Sluggo did not have one anymore so I sent him mine.