Friday, January 02, 2015


What a wild'n'crazy year! Lots of bad, lots of good and lots of insanity - here's a completely incomplete look back.

Best Live Gigs:
HopelessJack and the Handsome Devil – Dive Bar Feb 28 w/Fuzz Solow, Eddie Bear and Whiskey Breath
Nina Coyoteand Chico Tornado at the Huntridge Tavern Fri April 25
Rosalyns Dive Bar 5-21-14
JuniorBrown/Lucky Cheats 9-18-14 Triple B

Hexers – Café Bourbon, Columbus Ohio Halloween

Favorite Gigs played:
The Gizmos reunion at the Bishop, Bloomington In, 6-12-14 w/the Cowboys, Apache Dropout and Deezen
The Swamp Gospel with the Sonics at the Hard Rock on the Strip 8-14-14
The Swamp Gospel/Gentlemen of Four Outs/All Togethers – Double Down 12-20-14
The Gizmos at Gonerfest 11, Memphis
The Gizmos – Cleveland 11-1-14 – Cleveland Public Theater WCSB Halloween Masquerade Ball

Fave bands:
Chicken Snake (New Orleans)
ApacheDropout (Bloomington)
Deezen (Indianapolis)

Fave local bands:

Fave Records that I got this year:
John Lee Hooker - Jack O'Diamonds
Hank Williams - the Ultimate Collection
Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil - two CDs
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Come and Found You Gone
Rosalyns - Hide and Seek EP
Nevermores - Now More than Never

Taken this year:
Pete Seeger
Phil Everly
Scott Asheton
Gary Burger (Monks)
Marty Thau
Dick Wagner
Johnny Winter
Tommy Ramone
Jack Bruce
Joe Cocker
Ian McLagan
Bobby Keys

I'm sure I'm forgetting important stuff, but that's life! Looking forward to LOTS more music in 2015!