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45rpm MANIA (the big one with the little hole)

February 5, 2017

45rpm MANIA (the big one with the little hole) A few months back I heard from Gary Borress, my friend, as well as proprietor of GB Music, the label that released ELVIS CLUB, the most recent Del- Lords record, as well as having reissued TENEMENT ANGELS, my first solo record, and a live “bootleg” from […]

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A LITTLE CATCH-UP FROM DEL-LORDSVILLE U.S.A.

May 4, 2015

A LITTLE CATCH-UP FROM DEL-LORDSVILLE U.S.A. Finally we are emerging from a tough 2014. For Frank it was elbow surgery. For Eric, some neck and shoulder issues. And for yours truly, some shoulder surgery. Steve Almaas remains fully intact. Let this communiqué serve as a brief catch-up on what is going on band-wise, as despite […]

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ONE MAN + ONE GUITAR

December 16, 2014

ONE MAN + ONE GUITAR   As the 80’s came to a close, and the 90s began, I was without a band. After nearly eight years each of the Del-Lords went their separate ways. Four albums that received lots of great press, attention, and a live show that never failed, it had become a matter […]

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BACK IN THE USA (well, Southern California, anyway)

April 9, 2013

BACK IN THE USA (well, Southern California, anyway) I got back into the country a week ago, fresh off of an out-of-left field, solo acoustic tour with Glen Matlock, in Canada. I had gotten a last minute call seeing if I was available, as my old friend, and brother of the Punk Rock Wars of […]

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DECEMBER DOINGS

November 16, 2012

DECEMBER DOINGS Friends, especially those of you in the Northeast, I am going to be somewhere nearby many of you during the first two weeks of December. History is repeating itself, as Elliott Murphy, the Normandy All-Stars, and myself are hitting a handful of the same joints we played together last December. For me, these […]

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R.I.P. RITCHIE TEETER

April 11, 2012

R.I.P. RITCHIE TEETER This morning, April 10th, 2012, Ritchie Teeter passed away from complications stemming from his battle with esophageal cancer.  The news came down hard and unforgiving. Ritchie was our drummer from 1975 – 1978.  Four years of tour, record, tour, record, etc.  These were the peak years of the original band’s existence. Although […]

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NEW DYLANS AND NEW FRIENDS

January 1, 2012

Just got back a week or so ago from the East Coast, where I had been out hitting the boards, re-acquainting myself with being a solo acoustic troubadour, opening for Elliott Murphy & the Normandy All-Stars. I hadn’t played solo acoustic in twenty years. And, back then it had been done it under duress when […]

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MARK SANDMAN, a remembrance

July 4, 2011

MARK SANDMAN I have a pink shirt. It’s an Agnes B. It’s a beaut. Great color, great feel, and fits perfectly. It even fits in well with my own personal 50’s Vintage meets Army-Navy Store sartorial style that I’ve been rockin since about 1978 or so. It cost more than probably 60% of my entire […]

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CLARENCE CLEMONS

June 19, 2011

CLARENCE CLEMONS   “They say you can’t take it with you But I think that they’re wrong Cause all I now is I woke up this morning And something big was gone “ –  Bruce Springsteen It’s the morning of June 18th, 2011, and after a fitful night’s sleep I awake to a world without […]

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MORE STUFF ABOUT MY TRIP TO NYC AND CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

May 18, 2011

This is sorta Part 2, of my latest blog for the Del-Lords website (del-lords.com). It kinda overlaps, kinda doesn’t, but it seems to belong here rather than there. Still with me? In other NYC adventure news, I got to see and hang with Richard Manitoba (of course), and even went to young Jake’s Little League […]

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