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Happy Motorhead Day Austin, Tx! March 8, 2011

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A week or so ago Dave S. told me that he had asked an Austin City Council member to see if they’d be open to doing a proclamation of some sort Motorhead Day proclamation from the City of Austin Mayorfor Motorhead, who is playing Stubb’s BBQ March 8, 2011 (tonight!).  What a great idea!  I didn’t know if the Mayor of “The Live Music Capital of the World” would go for it, but apparently he did.  A gave a proclamation that March 8, 2011 is Motorhead Day in Austin.  How cool is that?

This city is probably the only one I could think of in the States that would do something like this.  It does show that they do care a little bit about keeping the music going here, even though they seem to try and find ways to keep it down.

Once Dave had let me know that everything was a go, he sent a copy of the proclamation and I sent it in to Blabbermouth who posted it pretty quickly after getting some confirmation that it was real.  I worked for a while yesterday evening to figure out just how Dave (and I!) were going to be able to present this to the band and after last night’s encounter with Mikkey Dee downtown, it looks like we can make it happen.

It was great spending a few minutes with him again.  I spoke to him for 5 seconds last year at the premier of the Lemmy movie but have hung out with him in years past (twice with Motorhead 92 & 2000) and once with Dokken in 1991.  He’s always a super cool and we talked about some of his past adventures with Dokken where he said, “We were so awful.”  I disagreed.  I had always assumed that he was on the Geisha album “Phantasmagoria” but he said he’d left to join King Diamond prior to the recording.  I had mentioned that his joining Motorhead was the reason I ever decided to give their music a chance.  he smiled and said, “Me too!”  It gave us a good chuckle.  We snapped a quick photo and he was off to another place to see some music and I needed to get home and go to bed.

Lemmy loves Austin and anytime he goes on the road in the US, he always seems to make a stop here.  That’s great for us!  Tonight is the show with Clutch and Valient Thorr.  It’ll be great to see Motorhead live again, they never disappoint.  I’ll get a review of the show up ASAP and hopefully will also have a story about delivering the proclamation to the band.

Me and Mikkey Dee

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March 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

They died with their boots on…

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So I have trouble finding comfortable shoes and have for about 10 years now. I tried several tennis shoes, dress shoes, combat boots, sandals…everything. No luck. Two weeks ago I went to a boot store here in town to get a pair of cowboy boots for my Motorhead tribute band. Lo and behold I found a pair that fit and are confortable. I have a coupon for 33% one item at the same place and will likely go back in and get a second pair. I think there’s a pair with a green/turquoise top in the same style, so I’ll grab those.

But believe me…my feet, legs and back feel better now than they have in years.

And no, you will not see my buying a cowboy hat too. I draw the line at boots and western shirts. no hats.

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December 19, 2008 at 8:13 pm

The weekend…

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Pretty interesting weekend. One of my good friends is in town for a few weeks so I get to see him a lot. Nyk is a great guy and it had been about 3 years since we last hung out. He came to our show Friday night and took about 1000 photos…literally. He’s a maniac! The show was great. I was a bit worried when we went on because there was only about 15 people there. By the end of our 2nd song the place was packed. It was pretty nifty. The crowd was very into it and the guy who books there is already asking us to do a headlining show in the next month or so.

The night started out great as a friend kept showing me her breasts all night. I almost felt like a rock star! haha. She has a nice set by the way. Too bad you probably missed it.

Another friend of mine tried to rush the stage when we were in the middle of a song. I swatted him down once and he tried again so he got a face full of my boot. That’ll teach him to try and get on my stage. Like Lemmy said one time, if you want to get on stage, get your own fucking band. Amen brother.

Saturday Nyk and I moved some boxes into my new apartment. I’m pretty excited about it now. I hurt my ribs and back a bit though. I’m getting old. It sucks. Hopefully we’re moving the furniture this coming weekend and i will be in there for good. It’ll be cool and it’s in a great location and uber convenient to downtown.

Sunday I packed up my CDs and moved them to the new place. That is a task in and of itself. I also watched the Steelers game. What a stroke of pure luck.

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December 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Halloween in Austin

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I’m excited. My Motorhead tribute band is playing its first show in Austin, TX on Halloween @ The Red Eyed Fly. We haven’t done a show since February 2006 in Norfolk, VA.

I have an all new lineup since moving to Texas:

Me – fat dude with a Rickenbacker
Doug Morrison – bad ass guitarist handling lead guitar duties
Jason McMaster – Broken Teeth, Dangerous Toys, Watchtower, Sad Wings…playing rhythm guitar and backing vocals
AJ – of Thunderosa on drums.

Check us out –

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October 14, 2008 at 12:40 pm


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I’ve been really tired all this week and I don’t know why. Haven’t been partying hard, not stressed out (more than normal anyway) and I think my health is ok…so I don’t know what’s up. Whatever. Maybe just some extra sleep will help.

Finally, Capricorn USA is going to start rehearsing for our upcoming Halloween show. No, we haven’t started jamming yet! Luckily it’s a cover/tribute band and we all know the songs individually, just haven’t played them together. My biggest concern is getting my voice back in “shape” for it. It’ll be great fun as I am jamming with 3 of my favorite people here in Austin: Doug, Jason and AJ.

I need to find a place to live. Gotta be out of my current place by the end of the year. The few of you who have been there probably noticed an musty smell and may have even smelled it on my clothes. It’s not from me! I swear! There’s something in the carpet or the walls there that I just can’t get rid of and the landowner isn’t chomping at the bit to figure it out. He’s been a great landlord though. I may move over to the east side into one of those concrete box/loft/condos in the middle of the ‘hood. Prices are pretty good right now.

I’ve been listening to a lot of WASP lately. Their first 4 records are great.

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October 2, 2008 at 5:53 pm