Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mom and son circa 1983 (first post of the new year!)

Jiro is my japanese brother (long story) and suffice it to say that he was (and still is!) a huge Buddy Love fan.  He is also an artist and at the time made some interesting caricatures of me and the band.  Check em out!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Rocking Horse - Yes It Is

Over the years I have made friends with power pop fans from around the world. I believe the very first one to contact me outside of the US (1993) was Pierre Gurdjos, who runs the website Bubblegum The Punk A Guide to American Power POP 1975-1985.

He sent me a CD-R of a band from Liverpool circa 1971 I had never heard of before or since which has become a staple in my iPod, Rocking Horse's Yes It Is. Unashamedly early Beatles influenced with Lennon-ish vocal drawl and Badfinger-esque guitars, all three of you blog readers should creem your pants over this! Rocking Horse - Yes It Is

PS Reposted so Aaron can get it!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Lannie Flowers at The Vibe Lounge in Rockville Centre

Twice in one week I had the pleasure of seeing the great Lannie Flowers, this time in my home town of Rockville Centre, NY!

One song in particular stayed with me, so much so that I begged Lannie to send it to me. I couldn't get it out of my head!  Desperate I was to hear it!  Thankfully, he acceded to my wishes and even better, allowed me to share it here!

Lannie Flowers - Best I Can

Sunday, November 17, 2013

IPO NY @ Matchless in Brooklyn

We performed at David Bash's International Pop Overthrow for the 7th year in a row at Matchless Bar in Brooklyn.  A splendid time was had by all.

A great talent, Lannie Flowers and his wonderful band also appeared and his guitarist Rodney is my new hero!

I'm sad to report that this was the last appearance of our sax player Sam.  Bye Bye Sam...

Here are some photos from the show.

Lannie, Joey and David

Dave the Boogieman, Joey and Dave Rave

Sam and Joe

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Beer Joke Told By A Beautiful Woman

Why am I posting this?  Because the music in the background is "Where Do We Go From Here?" from our 2007 reunion CD, that's Why!  Go to our store and pick one up now...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Material coming together nicely, thank you!

We've been working on a bunch of new songs, which will be premiered, along with a new show this coming Halloween (Oct 31st, duh!) at The Delancey (at the foot of The Williamsburg Bridge on Delancey Street in NYC).

Even though we have played a few shows with our new sax player Sam Powell, we will be introducing him officially at the same time.

I believe I speak for everyone in the band when I say, "Welcome to the club!"