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Where did I leave off?. Been writing away. Praying to the record gods. Out loud. Looking forward to getting back in the studio. As for gigs, there's SXSW and a show at Rancho Nicasio on Friday, March 28th. Then it will be almost summer.
Meanwhile, been fussing around with the upcoming "Maximum Temple" package that's gonna include a DVD of the Strings in the Temple show at the GAMH ... and ... more! [Getting into the artisanal spirit, I'll be test-marketing a batch of Temple Beautiful Jello? Temple car fresheners didn't make it past the first focus group.] We've been away from the merch table for a few weeks and our team mascot John Murry has been over in the UK, so we're having to improvise. We were thinking maybe a CP 24 hour merch booth. Can you dig it? Like a vending machine that has burritos, socks, underwear, shaving kits and CP related product. Is that something you'd be interested in spanking buttons about in a focus group?
Okay, enough brainstorming on your clock. The reason for this blast is to tell you I'll be at SXSW as part of the TRIBUTE T LOU REED at The Paramount Theater on March 14 organized by Alejandro and Richard Barone. Happy to be included. But I have to say I already have a problem with it. I mean, there are just too many great Lou Reed songs, and it kind of pisses me off to know we won't get to them all.
The band includes Lenny Kaye, Clem Burke, Ivan Julian "to name just a few." (At this rate I might not even play guitar). And the guest artists are looking rather healthy too. (Garland Jeffreys, Lucinda Williams, Alejandro, Spandau Ballet(!!!), Cheetah Chrome, Steve Wynn, the Baseball Project and ... more...)
Oh, and the The Fleshtones. The Fleshtones, people!
I'll be hanging loose at SXSW. So, tweet at me or whatever if you want to hang.
My new years resolution was to watch more TV. People love to tell me about all the great stuff I'm missing. We've got cable! We're living like grad students as opposed to community college drop-ins. I did see this kind of interesting show about male depression. I think it was called Louie. Big potential.
That's all for now.
Hope to see you out there somewhere on the Hillbilly Highway,
NEW YEARS EVE::: STARRY PLOUGH, BERKELEY, CA with Tender Mercies
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