Monday, December 24, 2007

It's almost that time

The wife is preparing for our annual Christmas Eve dinner, lasagna, pasta, fish, Italian! My daughter (who just got accepted to the college of her choice!) is running out now to get a gift from her and her brother for said wife (talk about last minute) I've been enlisted to dust the house but after that I'm free to lounge around till it's time to eat. It's a Wonderful Life!

Oh yea, it's almost time for our next gig too. This Saturday night at the Baggot Inn in NYC . We always have a good time there. We're (all) expecting a nice crowd and even the wife (see above) is going to attend!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thank you world.

David Bash at International Pop Overthrow for his assistance and support with our reunion.

Luis in Spain from for posting a link to our website and giving mention to our new CD on his site.

Aaron from for renewing interest in our 1980's output on his website and for his mentions of our recent NYC appearances.

Pierre from France at Bubblegum The Punk for being Pierre.

VOM from Italy for his support. Visit his Magazine and website BAM


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Snow on Long Island

Thought I'd report the weather, its snowing... OK That's done.

Mastering for "Now and Then" is done (see below) Come one, come all. Put your money down and get one of your own!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

"Now... and Then" is Finished!

After last week's final recording session, our new CD is finally complete. Will be mastering it this weekend and it should be ready for sale by next week! Go to our store for samples and purchase details...

Rehearsal this Sunday; along with working on our "new" songs we'll be practicing for our December 29th gig at the Baggot Inn, which should be a hoppin' good time!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Rehearsal went very well. If we would have had a gig that night instead of practice it would have been great. After much discussion we decided to take the Saturday December 29th gig at The Baggot Inn (11 PM for now).

Lastly, we began working on two "new" songs; Dead Ringer from the yellow album and Almost In Tears, one I wrote much more recently. The band got them together really quickly and I'm hoping they will be ready in time for the 29th...

And now for something completely different! A song from my punk rock days was "discovered" by the producers of the TV show "House" and worked into an episode revolving around the death of a Punk Rock musician. The episode is scheduled to air November 27th on FOX at 9 PM EST and again on USA on December 7th. This song, frankly speaking, is a piece of crap but who am I to argue with NBC/Universal (the shows producers). All I know is that it represents the biggest payday in my musical career (no Gary, I will not quote the figure). Even more exciting is the fact that the licensing people over at NBC/Universal will be open to more "incidental" music from us, which is way cheaper than using one of the big boy's songs. YAY!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Back to our regularly scheduled program...

Rehearsal this Sunday, with an emphasis on learning more new material. We picked two vintage songs form the catalog; Dead Ringer (from the yellow album) and Something In My Eye (from More) and (hopefully) one of my "new" (meaning less than 20 years old!) songs called Almost in Tears.

Ellen is in the kitchen cooking up her first Thanksgiving with BOTH sides of the family, should be interesting...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Last Night at IPO NY

OK, we were a HIT! The crowd literally roared, more so than I ever can remember for any band/performance I was ever involved in. People were on their feet from the first to the last. Joey was spellbinding with EVERY eye glued to his EVERY move. The band was on Automatic Pilot and we all just had a ball.

After I left the venue Joey met some fans from Japan(!?) who were in the audience for our set. They had two vinyl copies of the yellow Buddy Love album with them, carried from home! They didn't speak much English but they had very explicit instructions as to how they should be autograph and to who. I'm sorry I wasn't there to add my own. From Japan?!?! WOW!

The only sour note of the evening was when the film crew was denied access to the inside of the venue because of some insurance SNAFU but I and the other buddy lovers didn't let it throw us, instead the crew took video THROUGH THE WINDOW! and did their band/audience interviews outside before and after the show. Eric (the producer on site) said he got some good footage to add to Tony's film so it wasn't a bust by any stretch of the imagination, its just too bad they couldn't get the performance from inside, oh well...

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Scottie's Back!

After a weeklong vacation in Aruba, Scott Nevin "Killer" Schiller has returned with many many stories of show tunes sung with a "once on Broadway" child star, a traveling Jewish caravan of eaters, an embarrassed wife and phone messages from one concerned drummer, worried about hurricane conditions in the Caribbean! Needless to say he had a GREAT time while us mere mortals went about our blasé workaday world. And speaking of that world...

It is now less than a week till IPO and counting...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Vintage Contact Sheets

I found a vintage bunch of photos from 1980 on some contact sheets. Too bad I don't have the negatives but at least I had these so I scanned them and present them here for your perusal. Pretty neat!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What Happened to Todd Watson?

We were filmed by a video journalist at the Baggot Inn who said he'd get in touch with me so I can see his footage... Where are you, TODD WATSON? Forget my email address?

Addendum: Recording continues... Finished/Mixed! four of the six tracks put down last month, and they came out (in my opinion) AWESOME! Once we finish the other two songs we'll have our collection together for the new CD "Now... and Then!" available soon (but not yet) at the Buddy Love Store!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Baggot Inn, NYC

How great is it to play in an actual rock and roll club and have actual people actually applauding for actually every song? Young girls actually wanted to talk to me after the show and well, actually touch me! I was actually embarrassed but at the same time flattered, actually. It was everything an actual Buddy Love show should be, actually speaking.

I think I've actually made my point.

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ADENDUM!! People made comments on Scott's wardrobe, specifically the fact that his tank top showed his nipple, which my niece now refers to as "NippleGate"!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Pussycat Lounge

was a bust! Although we always planned it as a dress rehearsal, the club's booking agent didn't view it that way and was kinda pissed (rightly so) because the audience was; Tony, Joey's friend Rocco, the bartender and the sound guy! Our next gig at The Baggot Inn promises to be much more auspicious; we are opening for Cheap Perfume, a band (I am told) with quite a following and playing on a Saturday night at a club with it's own crowd, in front of an actual audience will definitely be better than last night debacle (A Wednesday, for goodness sake!). THAT show will mark the beginning of our New York City appearances so we better be fucking dead on cause people will actually see us!

And of course, next month we are again appearing at The Baggot Inn for the IPO Festival (also on a Saturday night!) so that is gonna be awesome; performing for Power POP fans (people who actually know of us)
A Buddy Love Reunion show! which will simply blow their Power Poppin' minds!
On a different note, "those people" (see below) came to accept my wardrobe attitude and (holy shit!) even approved of my clothing choices. It's the little things in life that can make your day.

Addendum! Made plans with Joey and Josh (recording engineer) to finish our project before the end of this month. I can already hear the finished mixes in my head (been hearing them for 27 years!)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Rehearsing for our second gig...

And the subject came up; Is clothing in rock and roll important? Some people seem to place inordinate importance on it. Some people say clothes make the man. Some people have to dress themselves up and play a part. Some people have a problem with what I choose to wear on stage. Personally I think it's funny (have you seen those people?)

Frankly I started off worrying about it the same as those other people. Should I pretend to be "the dark rocker" or "the preppy office worker"? I once dressed like a school custodian on stage, with a gigantic Jew-fro as an anti-punk statement (not sure that worked). I used to wear the coolest Edwardian jackets, had a piled high pompadour and Beatle boots and yes, I looked cool (but felt like a total phony).

How about this; I think I'll dress like I always dress without the pretension of trying to act a part! I sorta like that. There's no pressure! (likin' that too) Then I don't have to change to go on stage, just strap on my guitar and I'm good to go!

Some people would say that "this is show biz" and "you gotta glam it up". But I'm not David Bowie and I don't wanna "play the wild mutation". I say, let the music speak for itself. People WILL NOT REJECT IT because of my clothes.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Marathon recording session...

was awesome! Josh (the engineer and ProTools wizard) was FANTASTIC! Got a GREAT drum sound, got a GREAT bass sound, got GREAT guitar sounds and we laid down six tracks (with ALL guitar and bass overdubs) in LESS THAN SIX HOURS! That left four hours in which Joey committed three acts of vocal genius that I was then able to add my two cents! One more ten hour block for us to finish the vocals, add some percussion and mix and VOILA! Instant CD! I am very pleased.
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Tony took these pics at the studio and at the show...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

First show under our belt

Played Fat Baby in Manhattan last night to a small crowd of friends and it seems we did good! The evening didn't start off so well though with an "impromptu" interview/filming session at The Music Building where we used to rehearse in 1980. Tony borrowed a studio similar to our old one and some band members were surprised to see Marc and my punk rock song wrting partner there.

I'm embarrassed to say that over the past few weeks I had fallen victim to the ego stroking documentary; allowing Tony to manipulate circumstances in the name of "good video". Boy oh boy, I feel stupid. This whole process had begun to take over, almost sidelining the music, (which is why we reunited in the first place!) Luckily Joey and I both caught on in time and extricated ourselves from what could have become a poisonous situation before there was damage to the band. Thank god we're all grown up now!

After that realization, we all were able to do our little dress rehearsal and totally avoided any false melodramas that could have ruined the evening. And speaking of the show, I have to quote a member of our forum who witnessed the performance...


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Ok it's almost 4 in the morning and I'm not gonna unload that truck sitting at the Farmingdale Post Office. Instead I want to tell the masses about what I've just seen 5 hours ago. Forget the reunions of The Raspberries, Stories and Box Tops( sorry Alex) Buddy Love reforming knocks Led Zeppelin out of the park (with no Balco in site, sorry Barry). I never saw them 30 years ago but this lineup of the original band literally stopped time and sounded better than I could ever imagine. Mr. Kelly has the voice and stage persona to make sure your eyes on glued on him (then again I take xxalan drops for glaucoma and he was the only one not giving me seizures.) I wish I could have played with Scott, not since John Wetton (who just had triple bypass surgery in August) has a bassist attack his axe like a lead instrument. If Wetton can't tour with Asia in 6 months I'll pass his name around (I'm not kidding!) Rich on the drums sweats in time and Doug my Doug hasn't aged in 30 fu...king years and got that guitar sound to a science. I expect huge things to happen to BUDDY LOVE but promise me if Joey leaves again don't replace him with Todd Rundgren. He's doing crap fronting The New Cars. For a first gig in a while it was stellar I can't wait for the 40th. THIS BAND IS THE ONLY BAND THAT MATTERS. I need an ambien to sleep got a lot of scotch in me but if this is my last post GO SEE THE GREAT BUDDY LOVE!!!!!

That, my gentle readers, says it all...

Monday, September 10, 2007

All set to ROCK!

Had a great rehearsal last night, every little thing fell into place and everyone is confident and ready to rock out at our first show NEXT WEEK!?! after all the time spent practicing, learning, relating, filming, buggin' out and generally anticipating this performance, I'm excited and not the least bit nervous (yea right).

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


With our first gig coming up on the 17th, and not having had a rehearsal for a month, it is now officially CRUNCH TIME! So we're having rehearsal tonight, this Sunday night then the Sunday before the Monday show. Its no big deal, no pressure, all's well (well maybe not!) but since we've never rehearsed that much ever, it can only be a good thing!

Joey and I have been in contact and discussed a good many things (including wardrobe!) and he and I are totally on the same page, Scott is still preparing to take over the world starting with Japan and Rich just wants to do a gig or two...

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Tony and I have been discussing on and off over the past few weeks how his film is going to conclude/resolve. We've batted around a lot of different scenarios and have not come up with a completely satisfying resolution however, I just got an email from David Bash (luminary in the Power POP world) who has invited us to appear at his International Pop Overthrow convention in New York in November! How much more perfect could that be than to be able to perform in front of our EXACT TARGET AUDIENCE!? I know I'm jumping the gun by posting this here and now since I haven't confirmed this with the band or with David yet but I'm simply going to assume that we're doing it (we'd be crazy not) cause THIS IS THE MISSING PIECE that Tony and I have been looking for!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Recording and appearing?

Going into the studio in September to begin recording our FIRST RECORD (that's an old fashion term meaning CD to you youngsters). Not only that, but we have our first gig planned for September. Looks like September is gonna be a good month!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Joey's back from his tour

and the band reached a new high, bangin' out the set at last Thursday night's rehearsal with only a few bobbles (all from the newest songs) which we quickly ironed out. All in all, AWESOME for not having rehearsed in three weeks!

I Finally Feel Like We Are Actually Ready To Play In Front Of People.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Rough Cut?

Got the word from Tony that he and his editor actually have a rough cut of our "docu/mocku/rockumentary"! Can't wait to see it even though its not finished, how could it be since we haven't even appeared in public yet! and isn't that what the show is about; our journey from failure 27 years ago to the rock and roll idoltry which we hope to attain this time around?

Had another intimate rehearsal with Scott and Rich in his basement this week, which went well (even though it was short) and of course the three of us had fun, in between sorting out the frayed nerve endings of a very sensitive bass player who shall remain nameless...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Hello Japan! Been getting a TON of hits on this site from the mystical east, land of the rising sun. And they have been downloading mp3's like crazy! (someone finally figured that out). I hope you enjoy all the stuff you got FOR FREE, sometime soon I'm gonna start charging for it, so get it while the gettin's good!

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Next Day...

Our rehearsal last night was in a word, AWESOME! Tony was there to film it and luckily we were ON. Re-discovered yet another old Buddy Love song, "I Can't Get Up" which came together in as much time as it takes to hear it, fine tuned our other new songs, rearrange the set list (15 songs now!) just in time to say goodbye to Joey, who's going on a mini-tour with his "other" band (how dare he) so we won't have a full rehearsal again till August 12th. It's cool though cause we all agree we're almost (not quite) ready to appear.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Got my Vox Buckingham back from the repair guy and it, like the Fender Twin (which he already lovingly restored), TOTALLY ROCKS! Can't wait to get the two working in tandem like I used to, one on either side of the drums (that's my buddy Rich, to you!). That sound in combination with my Gold Top was (and will be again) totally sumptuous (good word, huh?) and with that piece in place I NOW HAVE ALL OF MY ORIGINAL BUDDY LOVE EQUIPMENT READY TO GO (Talk about retro!)

Had rehearsal this past Sunday night at THE STUDIO on 30th St. I sorta liked it there, the techs were totally supportive and made sure everything sounded good except the ROOM was NOT shaped right for our purposes (I couldn't see or hear!) which was a problem. So we're rehearsing again tonight (twice in one week? unprecedented!) at SMASH, our old standby. Should be interesting...

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Blogs in Blogs

Has it been a whole month since I posted here? Been crazy busy but is that a good excuse? In the meantime we've had two rehearsals; The first one (June 10th) we concentrated on tiny nit-picking details and at the last moment re-learned a Buddy Love "Classic" called Can't Hold On, which sounded AWESOME right outa the box!

The second one (last Thursday the 28th) was with Scott and Rich in his basement, where we perfected Can't Hold On, touched on a few other songs and then learned a brand new one (actually about three years old) called Idle Hands, which Scott has been wanting to do for months and finally got his wish. I guess living with the song on his own paid off for him (and us!) cause his bass line is remarkably flowing and musical (he says it's his best bass line EVER for any song /any band) and I can't wait to hear Joey sing it!

We all decided to up our rehearsal schedule to once a week (barring incidents and accidents) so we can get this show on the road by summer's end. I'm chomping at the bit...

Monday, May 28, 2007

Elvis Costello in NYC

Just walked in from seeing Elvis Costello at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square! WOA! and YAY! He (and his band, the Imposters) was absolutely awesome! EC is my all time favorite performer and inspiration (without him, there'd be no Buddy Love!) and it was a pleasure to see him again in top form, in fine voice, and rockin' as hard as ever. The songs came non-stop, no chatter, no clutter, just one right after the utter! (My Hero!)

In the meantime, we're having band rehearsal this sunday night and I'm looking forward to setting right all the wrong I've done since the last one.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Two weeks later...

Tony brought a second cameraman to film our shenanigans and this time there was actual DRAMA! (yes, still talking about the damn email I sent) Wish I never opened my mouth o'mighty (love saying that). After the talk talk talk which got out of control for the camera (did Tony plan that?) we played our set two time, the first of which totally sucked (according to Tony and company) and the second of which he described as Palladium Quality. (THANK GOD!) I don't think I could have stood another bad rehearsal. We got it all on tape (video and audio) and in the cold light of the next day, it still sounded GOOD! (again, thank god or whoever)

Got an email from some guy who wants to buy the entire case of 25 Buddy Love lps I found, lets see if his check clears!

Opened a forum on this site which I urge ANYONE WHO HAS ANY INTEREST WHATSOEVER to join and contribute to, please...

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Had to go and open my Mouth-O-Mighty

Ever say something that you meant but other people heard in an entirely different way than you intended? SEE BELOW! Seems I gave the impression that I was unhappy with the way this reunion was going, which is totally off base. IT'S MY DREAM COME TRUE! Can I help it if I care so much about making sure its as magnificent as I envision? (btw, its 95% there already)

Truth to tell, I overreacted. Silly me! Just cause one rehearsal wasn't the quantum leap forward that every other one was to the previous, it was bound to level off and I simply was expecting the exponential growth curve to continue, which was not realistic.

To any person who got the wrong impression, oops?!?! sorry!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Time flies and it's no fun

We started this "reunion" project in November of last year and here it is the beginning of May so WHEN THE HELL ARE WE GONNA PLAY OUT?!?! I have no idea. Even though we have a killer set practically finished there are still no plans to perform or record or ANYTHING!

As defacto leader of the band should it fall on my shoulders to plan stuff to the last detail? Frankly it might be a bit too much for one person and I am getting frustrated. BTW, does anyone even read this shit?!

Maybe I'm upset about last week's rehearsal which was not wonderful. Or maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself and just chalk it up to an off night.

On the other hand, I am very happy to note that another "period" piece of my original Buddy Love equipment has been "restored" to perfect working order; my 1975 Fender Twin Reverb! (you may remember the Les Paul drama from a few months ago) All that's left is to repair my Vox Buckingham and I'll have ALL of my original equipment!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

What's in a name?

Back in the day Scott used Nevin as his “stage name”, dreaming of stardom! Nevin is his real middle name, but in his new dreams of stardom he wants to use his whole name –Scott Nevin Schiller. He has 27 more years of life and experience and friends that know his real name; and it only gives the “Big Thinking” Scott, a bigger name!

To exasperate things further, for the past many years Scott has gone by the name, “Killer Schiller”!! Call Scott any name that you want, I mean use whatever name you’d like, he loves any attention!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Tony's vintage pics

Had an AWESOME Rehearsal last night, can't wait for other people to finally hear us, and in that vain, I might make some rehearsal tapes available here, just gotta talk to the guys first...

In the meantime, Tony found some fantastic photos of us on stage Check 'em out!

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Been a while since I posted here.

No good reason, just busy (some nerve). Rehearsal coming up this Sunday and I'm ready to ROCK! Scott has come up with a "Grande Finale" idea which I like very much, sorta like a POP history lesson, all in less than five minutes, lookin' forward to working that out with him (and the guys).

I've been wondering... when we gonna actually play out? Scott wants to do VEGAS on a Celine Dion scale, which would be nice if we got paid that way too. Frankly, I would rather play in that kinda civilized (if you can call Vegas civil) setting cause lets face it, I'm old and I like the amenities! but more important, I would prefer to stay in one place rather than travel all over the fucking place, but who am I kiddin? that ain't gonna happen but I can dream, right?

Have you heard about the American Idol Songwriting Contest? What the hell, I submitted three songs, worth a shot right? (ya gotta be in it to win it)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Feel kinda bad cause I missed Scott's gala 50th birthday bash... Was a total bummer and I don't really wanna talk about the details except to say that I'm VERY UPSET. Not only about the party but about the reason why. It's not the kind of thing I can discuss here and I only mention it because, well... I don't even know why I'm mentioning it. I just feel bad about it, is that so wrong?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Another Treasure Trove unearthed!

I was packing up my office (moving) and found ONE WHOLE UNOPENED CASE of the Yellow Buddy Love LP! so in honor of it's finding, I'm opening up the Buddy Love Store! and offering direct this LP as well as the homemade "Sheila... and other Delights CD-R". Any buyers out there?

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

More tapes found!

Going through my archives I found cassettes of shows dating from December 1979 and early 1980! and rediscovered some songs I had completely forgotten about! After hearing them again, I was impressed by how TIGHT the band was and how YOUNG we sound right now! I'm my own best fan!

PS Rich found this picture of me and Ellen! 1982?

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


Another great evening of music and video tape. I dragged my best bud Geooooorrrgeee with us to act as second cameraman (and comic relief), Joey had a catharsis in front of Tony the videographer, wish I knew what he said! Scott as usual is convinced of world domination and loves everyone, Rich is "special" (but we already knew that) and I'm the bastard (so I'm told).

That being said, I have to re-iterate how great the band is sounding! Our first new song "Master of Illusion", having been explored from every angle at previous rehearsals has turned out to be a gem that fits right in (according to George, who was around for Buddy Love the first time).

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lost Tapes

Thanks to Joey (and Rollo) who found two totally rare and unexpected gems in a vault in New Jersey! "Emily" and "She Don't Care", two of our Roy Orbison-y/Burt Bacharach-y tunes...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Song of The Day

A new feature of our secular world here at is a new page which will feature a new song every day which (at my discretion) I feel is either relevant, interesting, historical or just plain good. Click here to see what I've got so far....

In the meantime Maria, our manager (can you believe that? we've got a manager!) has been busy busy busy working with Tony (the film maker) and strategizing a campaign to sell four old farts to a music industry that traditionally only wants youngsters (to take advantage of!). She claims she has a master plan which she is keeping to herself for the time being. Time will tell...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Another gem unearthed...

On the way to rehearsal, Rich and I remembered an OLD OLD song we used to do so instead of learning one we had planned on, we did "THAT GIRL" and BOY it was GROOOVY! Scott remembered 90% of it right off the bat and it came together really fast! and more importantly, it reminded me that this was one of the standout songs of our 1980's set! Glad to have you back, Girl!

BTW, some snow but no big deal...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Are my buddies mad?

I bet they are cause I've been promising to have audio files from last rehearsal (two weeks ago!?) on our private web page for them to peruse and of course I DID NOT UPLOAD THEM YET! We're supposed to have another rehearsal this Tuesday but everyone keeps saying SNOW! ( I'll believe it when I see it) And..

As for all those bad vibes from January 30th, I do believe the worst is over and the person responsible (no names) is now completely out of the picture (along with any 'baggage' that came along with them, notice no gender specific pronoun, wanna keep my readers guessing!)

PS Got the call from Danny at Sam Ash, The Paul Is ready, picked it up and its As Good As New! DAN IS THE MAN!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Got the paul to the guitar doc (Danny at Sam Ash) and he says the patient will survive, almost as good as new! It's a miracle! Just goes to show that a bad vibe can be overcome. whew!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Got to rehearsal and began setting up my equipment and knocked over my Les Paul and BROKE THE FUCKING NECK! HOLY SHIT! BUMMER! and (other exclamations)! There was a bad vibe buzzing 'round my head (no, I won't discuss it here) and maybe that was the straw that broke the guitar's neck! Good thing I brought my 12-string too, maybe its a sign...

Rehearsal though was awesome, there was a new power and confidence in many of the songs. My Little Red Book is Fantastic, should be our first single b/w Where Do We Go From Here? Continued 'molding' Master of Illusion; tried it from EVERY ANGLE and came up with another powerful performance! Beginning of the End didn't work out at all so we dropped it like a hot potato, no biggie though 'I Got A Million More Where That Came From!'

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Scottie and me

Finally re-arranged my life so Scott could come over this evening for another one on one detail rehearsal. We learned a "New" song, not new to me, as it was one of the songs Gary and I wrote for our Radio Flyer project of a few years back called "Beginning of the End". Lots of 12-string jangle and pithy lyrics (full of pith).

Lookin forward to Tuesday's rehearsal, gonna play my Les Paul, should be interesting...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Touching Base

Next rehearsal on the 30th. Spoke with Scott about another pre-rehearsal get together however the timing this week is BAAAD (and that's not good). Scott thinks he needs it but I believe he'll be just fine.

Emailed Joey back and forth about updated lyrics, some nerve! he likes the old ones! And! he wants a piece of me too! (EEGAD!@ I'm being pulled in every direction!) I can handle it, after all, its supposed to be fun, right? and it is, I sometimes wish this was my full time job and then I could devote the time it apparently needs, but hey, it is what it is and that's all what it is. (paraphrase Popeye!)

Also spoke to Rich about us all possibly getting together for an evening of socialization, get to meet the spouses and kids, etc... could be nice... I like nice. It's nice to be nice.

The Paul is sounding fucking great. Still playing with POD sounds to get the proper crunch and squeal that Joey craves without giving up the jangle that is me. (jingle jangle crunch squeal) thats a tall order!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Guitar Tune Ups

Took my Ric to Sam Ash for repair and while I was at it, I brought my Gold Top Les Paul (yes, THE BUDDY LOVE GUITAR!) and Danny the guitar tech simply drooled over it! In Fact! he was so enamored that he bumped both my guitars to the head of the line and had em done in just a few days, YAY! PROPS TO DAN THE MAN AT SAM ASH!

So now my Les (and my Ric) are in Tip Top shape and Joey will be very please cause he's been lobbying for dem power chords!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

New Year's First Rehearsal

It just gets better and better, Scott has transformed the band's sound with his new fantastic approach! Fuckin' Great! The whole thing is just coming together so fast I can't take no more!

First new song; Master of Illusion, GREAT! Kathy's Clown channeled through Dave Edmunds cum Jackie DeShannon, gave me chills. Its a Buddy Love Fest!

Broke a string on my Ric, what a fucking pain! After the last time that happened I vowed NEVER to attempt to repair that myself again with that guitar!

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Got Video in the mail!

Finally! the holidays are over, and we can get back to our regularly scheduled program which consists of practice practice practice. Scott just left after a very productive session which included learning a BRAND NEW SONG (Master of Illusion). Love Scott's detail intensive approach and it all came together very fast. Can't wait to try it out with the gang...

Tony sent me a link where I downloaded Eli's music video of "Emily". Groovy! Next rehearsal Tuesday the 9th, Can't Wait!