Monday, May 25, 2015

Vinyl Folks.....

Enough with the electricity for a while.  The Docs put me on a break for a couple of weeks, then I go in next week for a review to see what to do next.

Lets talk about vinyl today.  I am old enough to remember when Vinyl Recordings were the primary, best and coolest way to listen to music. There is a subset of people who still think that way. People still hunt for obscure copies of records that are floating around out there. I decided that here in Austin, we need a way to put some interesting stuff out.  So, I found this:

PRESTO Record Lathe
so that The DAM DOG RANCH can start putting out limited edition vinyl recordings. The idea is we will put a song or two on one side, then screen art on the other side. We will then have limited edition recordings with cool art...yeah, I'm repeating myself there but my memory is still fucking with me, so we get what we get here.

We have yet to record anything yet and I expect it's gonna take a couple of attempts to pull it off, luckily I have lots of guinea pigs willing to give it a shot. Attempt number one will be with Jon Dee Graham at the Continental Club. We are gonna record at least a couple of songs of "The Fighting Cocks" and a couple of songs of Will Graham's band "The Painted Redstarts" . Then we will see where it goes from there.  The first singles off of The DAM DOG RANCH will absolutely be of the Graham variety. They will be limited edition and pretty damn special if I do say so myself...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Way Back Machine...

The Davy Benefit last night was a spectacular success. Over 10,000 dollars was raised at at the door and another butt load at the silent auction. Davy was well enough to get up on stage to play a couple of times and the bands sounded great.

There were people I ran into that I had not seen in at least 25 years if not longer in some cases, reaching back to the Bone Club days. People that I met when I toured with the Hickoids eons ago as well.

Had lots of folks asking me about my electrical shocking issues from the last few weeks as well. That's on hold for right now, back there is several days to talk to the experts about how it has worked out (or not as the case may be) Not sure if its an operation next or we just give up.  It really has wreaked havoc with my memory.

Please cut me some slack if I forget something or even don't remember who you are....a big thanks to all the people who are driving me around, getting safely back and forth to my appointments to get zapped, I could not do it without y'all, that is for sure. Michael, Caitlin,Mookie, Mig and whomever I am forgetting.

The guys at Electric 13 Did a great job on my left wrist commemorating the electricity in my head:

OK Gang....I'm out of here for easy...

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Long time punk rock guitar slinger Davy Jones will be out in multi-colored glory on Saturday night at Hole In The Wall. Folks are coming to pay homage to Davy and hopefully raise him some dollars to fight the Big C thats wreaking havoc in his chest cavity.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Belly on Up to the Bar...

What to do? I spoke with Vance on Friday morning and she is making time for me to talk to someon one on Monday morning before I get wackadooed.

I don't really feel any better than any given day. I guess I sort of feel better by just being knocked out to get electrocuted. I really enjoy talking to the folks that work in the clinic....

So, Monday morning, I get to talk with someone again to see If I keep doing this.....

Thursday, May 14, 2015

So, I'm getting whackadooed on both sides of my head now. A Doc starts an IV, I go to sleep, Then I get shocked. My friend Mookie took me today and I basically woke up in her car halfway home. Problem was, I forgot my phone, my knife, my wallet in the locker. This shit is really fucking with me and it is not changing anything cuz I am still fucking depressed, I really do not feel any better. I am not really sure what will happen next, surgery possible for an electrical implant. I'm game for whatever, hoping something works so I can pull my head out of the confusion and some kind of light comes on and I stop wanting to off myself....

Wanna learn something about mental health? Go here:  The Benevolent Gnome knows what the fuck she is talking about....

What else today? I can't remember a bunch of my passwords to get into bank sights etc...So I am in the process of trying to find them all. I thought I set them all the same but evidentley I didn't so I get to go through the process of trying to figure everything out.

I finallydid something enjoyable last night and went and ate at pretty much my favorite restaraunt in Austin, VESPAIO. My friend Mookie and her friend joined me and we had a nice meal at the bar.

We then walked over to THE CONTINENTAL CLUB to watch Jon Dee Graham and the Fighting Cocks as well as his son William's band, The Painted Redstarts. There was evidentley a Record Label Scout to see William's band which is incredibly cool as that shit just doesn't really happen anymore.

Jon Dee and I talked about the DAM Dog Ranch Record Projects coming soon.  I have a WW2 era Presto Record Lathe that we will be cutting records on.  A song one one side with art on the other, in Jon Dee's case it will most definitely be one of the bears he draws.  These will be a limited editon, most likely no more than 50, hopefully by the end of summer when I get some rewiring done on the ancient machine.

OK folks, this is a short entry, I need to get on the way to see the new Mad Max Fury Road.  George Miller got rid of Mel Gibson and fired Tina Turner's hair did, brought if Tom Hardy and a one armed Charlize Theron. The ToeCutter is back as well.

OK, hopefully something interesting in the next blog when I am not so fucking depressed and may be my brain is not bouncing around from getting zapped. Back to that again tomorrow.