The working man is a sucker.
Got caught up slinging fish this week. Thanks to everyone who is buying shirts and sending files, I really appreciate it. I just got a huge photo dump from my favorite Ohio resident Liz Maher (sorry Junebug, I love you too.) You can see these pictures in the Hookahville gallery as well as the Midwest Tour gallery. There's more pictures in the Random 2008 gallery too, we played Brew's on one of our cross-country jaunts, either coming from or going to Los Angeles some time July 2008.
Minor details escape me, my brain doesn't have a ton of miles just yet but most of them were off road - I'm dinged up.
I have probably talked to Frank more in the last three weeks than the last year. Jay was supposed to hang out with me this week but I think we are bumping it. As always, I will post when I get more stuff. Trov has a MOTHERLOAD of really old stuff I lost years ago, I'm really excited to get my hands on it.
Currently listening to: Life is a Carnival by The Band (Live, Winterland 1974)
Been a nice week in Fat City.
I talked to Tom for a few hours via text and he is currently crate digging. I will probably have a big dose of early stuff from him in the next 5-10 days. He's a Papa Bear now so he's got priorities.
I'm sure everyone has heard from Frank because he is blasting me pictures and gig requests like a frenetic animal. Thanks to the Sisters of Davis for shooting over their pictures. If anyone would like to reach Frank directly, you can do so here: Frankie@FatCityReprise.net.
The Sanner Unit hit me up with some of his pictures. For those who do not know, Dave the Artist Sanner is the artist behind our Ganesh artwork as well as all of the gigantic hand-painted banners we used to drag everywhere and play in front of. I am dropping his pictures here as well as in the Random 2006 folder on the images page. Dave was also the inspiration for the lyrics to our song 'You Are The Art.' Always nice to hear from a homie.
Judging by the blog archives, we played the Bitter End in NYC at least 11 times and I know Paul records everything that happens there for posterity so Frank and I are working on setting up a road trip to grab the files and get groovy with Monsieur Rizzo. We'll get them online as soon as we can.
Currently Listening To: Much Love in the Evil Sound by Diet Kong (Hi Keith)
I'll tell you what, it's been pretty trippy going through all of this old stuff. I mean, 2004 was 15 years ago.
Anyway, I just added six new picture albums, even though they're not super heavy in images yet and I also added these two videos I found. I am pretty sure that this is from Abilene's. We flew drove home to play the TLA (June 2009?) from Los Angeles and we played a surprise show at Abilene's the next night. I don't have a ton of live recordings of the Pirate Radio songs so finding these was great. I never felt like the studio stuff did us any justice anyway. I hope you enjoy.
Today I talked to Jay, Vivas, Tony Trov, Matt Harrow (of Elephant Ride fame,) and Joe Ricci. So far, this website has been a nice revisit to all of my friends. Jay, Vivas, Trov, and Tom all have stuff that I don't have so keep checking back for more content.
I think I'll call Tom tomorrow.
So now I know that I hate making websites but I think it's done for now. New photo dumps will come before audio because I am pretty sure I posted everything I have. I think Trov has a copy of Live at the Bitter End, I know Paulie Rizzo does. There's two good Live at the Bitter End sets from different eras out there, I will find them!
I also learned, this is my favorite picture of me and Jay. (also featured, Larry Goldtop)
Hey, it's me Nick
Frank and I were talking the other day about how there's no repository of all this media we all have and we decided to buy this domain and launch it all in one place. I suck at website stuff so bare with me.
If anyone has any Fat City Reprise audio, images, or anything else they'd like to donate to the site, hit me up at Nick@FatCityReprise.net. I'll try and keep the blog updated when a bunch of new media shows up.