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jsenum:

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.

Pussy Fuzz

Pussy Galore flier

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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.

jsenum:

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.

jsenum:

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.

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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.

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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.

jsenum:

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.

jsenum:

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).

jsenum:

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).

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The first time I saw Husker Du lives on the internets! Yes, 1980. Jay’s Longhorn is now a parking ramp. 

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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.

Hullabaloo is available on iTunes. 

jsenum:

The Fugazi show I put on in 1990 (direct link to show) is now available on the Fugazi Live Series: A to Z. Like MN State Fair cheese curds it still only costs $5. Track 25 is all me. Enjoy!

jsenum:

The Fugazi show I put on in 1990 (direct link to show) is now available on the Fugazi Live Series: A to Z. Like MN State Fair cheese curds it still only costs $5. Track 25 is all me. Enjoy!

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stephiehell:

we will likely never be this dressed up again.

At least both upright.

jsenum:

stephiehell:

we will likely never be this dressed up again.

At least both upright.

jsenum:

Ron Clark gives us all a blast from the past. Minor Threat at the Purple Hearts Club American Legion Hall in south Minneapolis, 1983. Assorted friends in the background. Michelle Strauss Ohnstad, Garage Productions, put some amazing shows in that place. It makes me happy I am in my 50’s and didn’t have to miss out on this stuff.

jsenum:

Ron Clark gives us all a blast from the past. Minor Threat at the Purple Hearts Club American Legion Hall in south Minneapolis, 1983. Assorted friends in the background. Michelle Strauss Ohnstad, Garage Productions, put some amazing shows in that place. It makes me happy I am in my 50’s and didn’t have to miss out on this stuff.

distortiontodeafness:

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. The songs lori sings are fucking amazing.

Messed up!

distortiontodeafness:

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.
The songs lori sings are fucking amazing.

Messed up!

(Source: thebabesintoylandconfessions)

jsenum:

Manning the Profane Existence merch booth at the Chicago Hardcore fest. These are the three official haircuts for PE.

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Manning the Profane Existence merch booth at the Chicago Hardcore fest. These are the three official haircuts for PE.

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I love Minneapolis/St Paul bike culture. It is about way more than bikes. Music provided by the Eclectic Ensemble.

These guys love playing on bike trails. The latest incarnation is the keyboard player gets towed by bike along the greenway for a mobile concert.

jsenum:

I am still working on my Naked Raygun booking story. Stay tuned.

jsenum:

NoMeansNo stayed at my house the night they played for Sonic Warp. They went over early as Mark and I had to tear down the sound system. We got home at 3am and went to sleep immediately. We woke up the next morning to a breakfast they made for us AND they had cleaned up the house (Filth/MDC had stayed there the night before and had trashed the house). I love those men.