Nice to know rock n roll still has a place for this ol dawg.
From Beyond is a Drama/Horror series inspired by the classics like Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt where you get tales of Suspense, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror. Swedish with English subtitles.
Earlier this morning I got a message from my website host server that someone is trying to hack into my MK ULTRA site Diary of a Damned Man. WTF is wrong with people?
” there have been more than 20 unsuccessful login attempts for the last 15 minutes.”
Kryztof onstage with his band BILE at House of Blues Chicago Oct 2003
Perhaps I should start at the beginning.
Monday evening I was winding down, preparing to watch another movie and at 611P Kryztof called, in a nutshell he was 4 hrs away into a road trip and needed an overnight layover. Easily one of my favorite high profile rockers I enthusiastically welcomed him and his friend Uncle Pat Gordon a well-known Audio Engineer best known for his work with Busta Rhymes and 17 yr touring sound technician for Thrill Kill Kult. And surprisingly we had never met.
The duo arrived at 1130P and brought up their bags and Kryz went to Walgreens and returned with a fifth of Jameson (my first whiskey of 2018), a pint of vodka and a 30 pack of PBR. We all traded tales and I felt in my element. It’s always nice t be around kindred spirits. I recalled a road trip I took with Adam Becvare to Quaker Steak & Lube for wings last year and that may have been the last time I was really around someone that conveyed interesting rock n roll related anecdotes. One of Pats first questions to me was if I was related (to Robin Zander). It wasn’t long before we shook hands and told each other how nice it was to meet.
The next thing I knew it was 7AM. Pint and cocktail glasses had accumulated all over my massive apartment and I took a 90 minute nap before getting up at 830. Kryztof was still awake in the guest room on his laptop. He went to Tac Quick for lunch and then went to sleep from noon till 530P. Pat ordered a large deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s and the dynamic duo were back out on the road around 6P en route to Mt Rushmore. From there they’re onto Denver where Kryz will fly to Austin and Uncle Pat back home to Long Island.
It wasn’t even a 2 hour visit and I felt like I had been hit by a ton of bricks. I was exhausted and went onto sleep 14 hours. Today I spent a couple of hours cleaning up. For 3 people we sure made one helluva mess. But it was worth it and a much needed break from my self-imposed boredom.
It’s literally impossible to discuss the Rock n Roll or entertainment industry/business with your everyday average Joe. They only know what the tabloid press or popular culture misinformation offer. They think it’s all sex and drugs etc. While that was once upon a time part of the job description and thanks to social media shaming and media entities such as TMZ and People magazine is no longer the case, attempting to discuss the ins and outs of the biz falls on deaf ears.
In my not to past every day of my life for over 10 yrs sans some but not all weekends were spent talking with publicists, advertisers, distributors and talent. It was part of my typical day. The people in my circle were all mostly involved as well. There were industry nights such as Sundays at Fuel next to Metro on Clark Street where radio peeps, management, talent and the like all gathered religiously. Then I’d go do my radio show where post production for syndication would take me and my producers into the wee hours of Monday morning. Sometimes I’d get back into the city in time to make a 4 o’clock tavern for wings and a daycap.
Sadly those days are long gone so when I do have time to spend with kindred spirits in the know I’m comfortable and in my element. And that’s one reason why I’ve never really been into joining co-workers at the office for drink. I had absolutely nothing in common with them to talk about. Nothing and I’m certainly not into the trends that they deem “popular.
“……We’d usually cool down afterwards with cocktails at a sports bar. It didn’t matter how big we were back home or how many records we’d sold or shows we played; in Chicago, we were nobody’s. We were just a couple of regular Joe’s to our bar patrons, and there is not a bigger haven for regular Joe’s in America than the sports bars of North Clark Street.” – Slash of Guns N Roses from his autobiography “SLASH”.
Two hefty racks of ribs thawing for Friday night w/ Greg Duncan
I’ve updated the TOEverload page for the first time in 2 yrs.
1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
My ComEd Electric bill. It fluxuates from one month to the next.
2. When was the last time you had a romantic dinner?
The last time I cooked for that Vietnamese woman
3. What do you really want to be doing?
4. How many colleges did attend?
2 colleges and 2 yrs radio broadcasting classes
5. Why did you choose the shirt you have on right now?
My Presonus Audio long sleeved T is one of my faves. Don’t know why. Possibly because Mark gave it to me.
6. What are your thoughts on gas prices now?
I’m oblivious to it currently. Its not as bad as it was 9 yrs ago.
7. First thought when the alarm goes off in the morning?
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. And I have promises to keep. Miles to go before I sleep. Did you hear me, Butterfly? Miles to go, before you sleep.
8. Last thought you have before you go to bed?
When you gonna learn that microwave food’ll kill you faster than a bullet? I mean, them damn burritos ain’t good for nothing but a hippie, when he’s high on weed.
9. Do you miss being a child?
Never. I miss having that imagination though.
10. What errand/chore do you despise the most?
DOING THE DISHES
11. Up early or sleep in?
Up early, too early.
12. Found love yet?
I thought I did.
13. Favorite lunch meat?
Chicken Wings and yes I know it isn’t
14. What do you get every time you go to Walmart?
15. Beach or lake?
In Chicago the beach is the lake
16. Is marriage overrated?
For me it is. I’m happy for those that actually make it work. I don’t know anyone of my age group that has made their first marriage a success.
17. Ever crashed your vehicle?
A long time ago I was screwing around and hit a house. Other accidents were the other drivers faults.
18. Strangest place you’ve brushed your teeth?
The water in Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona
19. Somewhere you’ve never been but want to go?
A beach house in Old San Juan
20. At this point in your life would you want to start a new career?
I did that back in 2005. In one year I went from Rock n Roll Veteran to Executive search Research Guru
21. How old are you?
22. Do you have a go-to person?
Newbomb Turk and Dale
23. Are you where you want to be in life?
24. Growing up, what were your favorite cartoons?
Sid and Marty Krofft shows like:
Land of the Lost
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
And Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races for the villains, Dick Dastardly and his anthropomorphic dog Muttley.
25. What do you think has changed about you since you were a teenager?
My faith in the human race.
My dream home