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The Davy Jonesers had decided on a moratorium from playing live shows until we practiced up about a month's worth. Then Maggie Mayhem invited us to play a barn party with Brain Ache & the Family Mullet, Bomb Pots, and Cuntagious. we couldn't pass it up, what can I say. its September 7th and I guess its 'invitation only' (?) as they don't want too many humans. consider this your invitation. I don't have the address yet but its on Coburg, north of Eugene.
of course I don't get off work til 10:30, so we'll play at 10:45, maybe?

I didn't get my root canal yesterday, but they treated my infected tooth and I'll go back in 2 weeks.

James leaves for PNCA today! Ana will drive my truck, which I've named Tricia Toyota (the second)

Soothesayers might have a show October 3rd with Psyrup and Full Lush.

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Aug. 4th, 2013 10:17 am
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Thankfully, there was very little smack-talk about "Local Brewing Company", but Tim's "Gentrify this!" t shirts were EVERYWHERE.
more pics coming soon, Soothesayers and maybe Dwight Dickinson. A good time was had.
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Can't believe the fucking coffee maker died...

Whiteaker People's Party is Saturday. I got the day off from work and I'll be appearing with Dwight D @ Lazarus Pit at 1 pm, Davy Jonesers at Tiny's @ 2, and the Soothesayers @ 8 pm. The Whiteaker PP is a response to the Whiteaker Block Party, (Whiteaker BLock Party is now in its 7th year!) Tim (of Soothe sayers) and Jevon organized the "People's Party" last year (2012) outside of the Block Party area, as a kind of act of defiance to the gentrification and monopolization of the Whiteaker neighborhood by Ninkasi brewing, this year the poeples party will be sponsured by Pabst Blue Ribbon, and that fact will be more of a 'two finger' salute to Ninkasi.
Originally, DavY jones' Locker Combo was going to play at the Jesco Club (AA) where Dave was caretaker at the time, THAT was to be the big F.U. to Ninkasi, because it was to be a sober party! but the little area we were to play was too small, and as soon as word got out that there was a 'non-Ninkasi' stage, it started to snowball a bit.
obv'ly not everyone is down with all the trash talking inevitably happens, about 'corporate beer' and the buying up of the neighborhood, whether its true or not, trash talking doesn't really achieve anything. & Where Tim is usually extra careful of what he does day, others close to him pick up the torch and mouth off about it. The politics of this situation makes for yucky band practices, can't we all just get along?

I've inherited the 'games group' at work, and will be running it for the first time tonight, still haven't decided what I want to play with residents. I'm very lucky to work with such great people, the staff at garden is pretty cool.
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so I'm gona miss my brother's birthday shindig in Berkeley. I'm trying to negotiate time off for the day off, August 3rd, Whiteaker block party. If I get the day off, It'll be a double header Soothesayers and Davy Jones Locker Trio amongst the entertainment at the 'anti-Ninkasi' block party stage, Whiteaker People's Party at Tiny Tavern.

My baritone guitar will get here tomorrow. Its the 59 re-issue, not the "Dead on 67".





I've been enjoying the book about VOCODERS: "How to wreck a Nice Beach" (http://howtowreckanicebeach.com/)

and trying to wrap up my 5 year long love/hate affair with Thomas Pynchon's MASON & DIXON

this post brought to you by NUXIEMADE handcrafted yarn stuffs.
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hired.


ancient xfr from cassette tape: headphones recommended, expecially at the end of this




fuck no i dont have a pinterest

ABSOLUTE OBSOLETE )

nuke mutey steroid bee hyperbole FRIDAY EDITION )
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SUMMERTIME and WATERMELONS ♫ Summertime 2013 spotify playlist (via naughty miss nuxie)

http://spoti.fi/12WbIOm

#NowPlaying


"INSTAGRAM© your meal for a free CONCUSSION"
"Instead of being with friends we collect friend requests. Rather than savor food we take pix and tweet them." --Linda Gates



twitter crap....
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Nature is my temple, music is my fuel, and new experiences and getting outside of my own head is my blooood! Don't take yourself too damn serious!


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its pretty brief, but makes a lot of sense in a 'back to the future' kind of way.

Father's Day tomorrow, I will work 8 am to noon. Yes, that is after a gig in Portland tonight.

LULZy:
http://mydadwasinaband.com/


witness Dave's boy Joey crawling around on the couch during practice...
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Did a gig with Dwight Dickinson last night at Tiny Tavern. It was a benefit for Brain Ake and the Family Mullet, as they got pulled over on their way to play a show in McMinnville, their RV was impounded and they got tons of fines for expired tags, speeding, and I don't know what all. So they raffled some gay porn and PEZ dispensers... Walking Trainsong played, which I didn't see, they're some (other) ex-bandmates of Mr. Mertz...

Soothesayers play in Portland this evening at Kelly's Olympian.



some ambient stuff recommended by STYLSS (Stop Taking your life so seriously)


BLACK LIPS!!!!!!!!!!!
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JP grad
so proud of JP. He's off to art school in the fall. Our visitors have gone and all is back to (ab)normally quiet.

Once upon a time, I lived in Torrance. We were recording some Juno 6 with me on electronic drums. Nuxie picked up the REsearch 'Modern Primitives' book to a particular page and she sang the words on the page as a song
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Danny Elfman and the mystic knights of the oingo boingo got a lot of airplay on the Doctor Demento radio program back in the day. This must have been a 2 way street, because I'm pretty sure Danny Elfman picked this infectious song up from Dr. D.

Having some Lambrusco and Stawberries,







and








I just might vandalize my republican neighbors' yard if I get 'D' enough later.
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went to VLV with Nux and Candy. Stayed at the Rio. Saw Reverend horton Heat, Slim Jim Phantom (stray cats), Dick Dale, Little Richard, The Rockats, and lots of other great rockabilly groups. Drank a fair amount of Sailor Jerry rum and single malt scotch. Saw a great burlesque show at The Orleans.

Davy jones' Locker Combo is kind of back, since I left Double Deuce. DJLC plays at Wandering Goat coffeehouse 4/26 with Hohumdrum. Its free, and it will be the newest lineup, no upright bass this time, it'll be Mr. Jonny Birchwood on bass, Charlie Hustle on drums, possible Justin Brandmeyer on percussion, myself on vocals guitar and harmonica, and I'm hoping we'll be joined by a sax player??!

Soothesayers have a gig 4/24 at The Tiny Tavern. The touring act features an ex-member of The Breeders.
The Soothesayers also have a gig 4/27 at Black Forest with Black Delany.

cheers!
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AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING. ANOTHER HOT DAY IS IN STORE TODAY...WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO RISE TO 95 TO 100 IN MOST AREAS THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO COOL INTO THE LOWER TO MID 60S IN MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS...ALTHOUGH HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE FOOTHILLS AND COAST RANGE MAY DROP ONLY INTO THE LOWER 70S. RELIEF FROM THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WILL COME MONDAY..

wasn't this a twlight zone episode?

Sizzling heat wave expected to continue in California
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Californians braced for more sweltering heat Sunday, a day after triple-digit temperatures smashed records across the state, strained air conditioners and prompted scattered power outages.

blackouts in NYC, St Louis

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - Nationwide gas prices hit an all-time high in the last two weeks, rising nearly 2 cents to just over $3 per gallon, according to a survey released Sunday. The national average for self-serve regular stood at $3.0150

and THE PRES consults with pentecostal RAPTURE xians before latest Israel policy moves:
http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0420,perlstein,53582,1.html

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