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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!!!!!!!!!!!
fredxmertz: (Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth's RATFINK)
JP has graduated. We were kind of biting our nails that he might need summer shcool for a while there. Anyhoo, Mertz Manor crammed to the gills with house guests. Epic dinner Friday was Roast leg of Lamb, salmon, stuft grape leaves (dolmas) roast potatoes, greek salad. Last night after the commencement ceremony, the fam went to PF Chang's, I know neither local nor terribly fresh but they have good gluten free options (JP has celiac's disease) and we were able to reserve a table for twelve at 9 pm on a Friday.

My allergies have been intense, everyone's have: neezing everywhere you go, people wearing dust masks... my eyes watering 24/7, waking up at night all stuffed up. Claritin, Zaditor, Nalacrom and albuterol and still I'm a snotty, drippy mess.



Davy Jones' Locker Combo covers the Pogues (old recording):


LOVE Beth Moore self portraithttps://www.facebook.com/LoveTheBethMooreLoveDocumentary

I've been fooolwing posts from Team Portland on the ALC (AIDS/Lifecycle) ride. I'm going to sign up for the ride in 2014!
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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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We won't be passing thru Reno on our way down, but I shure wood <3 to see the Sonics!

Slovenly Recordings & Sticker Guy! present
DEBAUCH-A-RENO #2
CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF STICKER GUY! (Since 1993)
Reno, Nevada, USA. 22-24 March 2013

INDIVIDUAL DAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
HOTEL ROOM SPECIALS AVAILABLE UNTIL FRIDAY 12PM

FRIDAY PROGRAM
7:30pm - doors open

ALL AGES EVENT @ The Alley
8pm KING AUTOMATIC
9:30 TROUBLEMAKERS
10:30 THE SONICS
with DJs Jello Biafra & Vinyl Avenger
11:45 curfew -- sorry kids!
(We support lowering the drinking age to 18 -- these people are fighting for it!)

21+ EVENT @ Paddy & Irene's starts at 8pm
PELVIS WRESTLIES
CATHEDRAL GHOST
LOS VIGILANTES
ALPHABET CULT
with DJs Russel Quan, Pete Slovenly, the Thing With Two Heads, DJette Dulcinea, and Jello Biafra
spinning records (vinyl only!) til 6am... and beyond

21+ EVENT @ The Alley starts at midnight
ACID BABY JESUS
THE PSYCHED
THE ANOMALYS
with DJs Jello Biafra, the Thing With Two Heads, Russel Quan, Vinyl Avenger, Dahbeeb Brustafa
playing wreckords (vinyl only!) til 6am... and beyond

Hump Day

Mar. 20th, 2013 06:33 pm
fredxmertz: (Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth's RATFINK)
Nuxie and I are preparing for our trip to California and Las Vegas' 'Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend'. Her birthday (40!) in Monday, and we'll be with the flarbees doing passover seder in Redondo Beach. Wednesday we will go with my adorably pothead Sister-in-law and her significant other to Vegas, she has some insider deal through a pal of hers, of which I don't have details yet, for deluxe accomodations.

I made some brown rice smedley, beenie-weenies (turkey chili with Hebrew National 'higher authority' dogs) Nuxie is going to do hers with Fritos. mm-mm good.

Going to jam with a rolling-stones-ish band of a friend o mine in Springtucky, then record banjo portions and some guitar solos for the newly-christened annoying crapheads (o fuk i forgot) formerly Syndrome of a Down: the guys who brought you rock&roll banana. (http://www.reverbnation.com/syndromeofadowns) OK, Greg Santana & the Queens of the Civilized Age. I must say, their music is not really captivating, but they are prolific in the local Tollywood realm.
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Getting back into kickboxing regimen , not doing much music lately- the Davey Jones Locker Combo's drummer appears to be burning out, I have a hard time reaching him by phone lately, and then he cancels practices. we are supposed to do a show Sunday night at the old Shoji's on Willamette. If we play it will be at about 11 ....

there were a couple shows I wanted to go to last night, but after two giant beers and tons of cheese and salami, I wound up snoozing on the couch as Santina watched an awful animated movie called 'FLY ME TO THE MOON' about some house flys that ride in the apollo moon lander... yeah.

I ordered a mic pre-amp that I've needed forever... should be churning out some sweet demos soon



then without further ado (Can't believe I haven't posted this here already...) DJLC, Dracula's Daughter!
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well, its official. me and my pop are signed up for 2008 AIDS/Lifecycle June 1-7 from SF to LA. 545 miles in 7 days. I'll be raising at least $2500, which will go the the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's AIDS treatment program- but AIDS does not discriminate by sexual orientation, it is an everybody disease.
one penny per mile would only put you out $5.45 I don't have my sponsor number yet, but I will post it here and probly bug you about it.

Hate Bush and Cheney? Me too! Kucinich is the only Dem who believes in impeachment and JAIL TIME for these bastards. He's the only Dem who wants to dismantle the 'for profit' healthcare system and he has good ideas on the environment and energy.

http://www.dennis4president.com/

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Kucinich2008

Parthenon

Jan. 1st, 2008 07:13 pm
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Holidays wind down. Back to work tomorrow.

The Mertzlings dont go back to skool til next wednesday.

Here I sit sipping my Dutch Bros mocha wishing Soothesayers could practice more than just Thursday....


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