Saturday, March 14, 2015

TRUCKSTOP SXSW 2015 schedule!












As always, for my sanity and organization as much for yours. On top of shows with the HICKOIDS, PURPLE STICKPIN, NARCOTX and MONKEYSHINES i will also be sitting in with my friend Steve Phillips' band THE GRAWKS from ATHENS GA whenever possible.







FRIDAY 3/13 HIX & BOS get a head start at RILEYS in NEW BRAUNFELs!




https://www.facebook.com/events/1002553046440888/



SUNDAY 3/15 HIX up north in BEND



















TUESDAY 3/17 MONKEYSHINES gets in a SXSW set on east sixth!




https://www.facebook.com/events/852733518125155/





WEDNESDAY 3/18 PURPLE STICKPIN drops by WHOOPSY earlyish then the HIX close out a great night at the WHITE HORSE



https://www.facebook.com/events/881961215189873/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1034538036575410/







https://www.facebook.com/events/1563356060617951/




THURSDAY 3/19 a day OFF? maybe i'll go try to catch the DAMNED or DANNY FIELDS docs somewhere, then catch this great SAUSTEX showcase..





https://www.facebook.com/events/693671734075611/




FRIDAY 3/20 i'm working in the day, but you'd do wise to catch CHEETAH CHROME downtown, the ROKY ERICKSON ICE CREAM SOCIAL, or this blast of SAUSTEX fun at ABGB which i will be sad to miss. i will BE there with the HIX & THE GRAWKS later that night in SAN MARCOS at the TRIPLE CROWN









https://www.facebook.com/events/718169998296460/


















SATURDAY 3/21 ok here is the PSYCHO day. three HIX sets, three GRAWKS (i might miss one). downtown early, soco dinnertime, SAN ANTONIO at Rock time


HIX outdoors somewhere downtown at 2 for the ROCK FEST. no event yet.


GRAWKS at 4 east 6th





https://www.facebook.com/events/391988274314963/



HIX at the '04 LOUNGE for WHOOPSY 430 with a bunch of other great bands, including the GRAWKS again later

https://www.facebook.com/events/414103918771410/
https://www.facebook.com/whoopsy.austin



Then haul ass to SAN ANTONIO to end the night at the MIX


https://www.facebook.com/themix.sanantonio



SUNDAY 3/22 perhaps an afternoon get together at my place before i wrap up this SXSW with the NARCOTX at the HOLE IN THE WALL!


https://www.facebook.com/HITWaustin




More events will pop up here as they become available. Here are some pertinent links


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hickoids/72187477001
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Saustex-Media---South-By-Southwest-2015--Saustex-Variations-Vol--2--and-more.html?soid=1102037584221&aid=TWidc64LC_M
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saustex/182900891731?fref=nf
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Stickpin/225137937555151
https://myspace.com/ttexedwards/music/songs
https://myspace.com/monkeyshinestomtrusnovic
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monkeyshines/176670462352217
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Narcotx/374872302651043
https://www.facebook.com/grawksband


See ya SOMEWHERES, fuckers.
























Monday, March 2, 2015

THE LEONARD NIMOY/JIMI HENDRIX/MAD MAGAZINE TRIUMVIRATE!





















Which VULCAN ear joke came first? In THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRIBBLES, which first aired December 29 1967, one occurs just after the 35:00 mark:








This excerpt from STAR BLECCH, by MORT DRUCKER & DICK DE BARTOLO, was published in issue #115 of MAD MAGAZINE from December 1967:























JIMI HENDRIX ends his band introductions at WOODSTOCK with ALFRED E. NEUMAN's catchphrase at roughly 1:25:






JIMI:

I SEE THAT WE MEET AGAIN HMMM. YEAH WELL, WELL, WELL. DIG,

DIG, I'D LIKE TO GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT, WE UMMM WE GOT TIRED

OF THE EXPERIENCE, AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE'RE BLOWING

OUR MINDS TOO MUCH, SO WE DECIDED TO CHANGE EVERYTHING AROUND.

AND UH CALL IT 'GYPSY SUNS AND RAINBOWS' FOR SHORT NOTHIN' BUT

A BAND OF GYPSIES. WE HAVE BILLY COX PLAYIN' BASS, AND UM FROM

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE WE HAVE LARRY LEE PLAYIN' GUITAR

OVER THERE, THE OTHER ME.

WE GOT JUMA PLAYIN' CONGOS OVER THERE,

JUMA, AND WE HAVE HEART, ERR UH GRANNYGOOSE,

OH I'M SORRY MITCH MITCHELL ON DRUMS OVER THERE,

AND WE GOT JERRY VELEZ ON CONGOS TOO. YOU GOT YOURS TRULY ON MEAT WHISTLE,

WHAT, ME WORRY?

(SOMEONE IN THE BACKGROUND) 
"JIMI AREYOU HIGH?" 

I HAVE MINE THANK YOU.

I HAVE MINE THANK YOU, BABY.

GIVES US ABOUT A MINUTE AND A HALF TO TUNE UP OK.

LIKE WE ONLY HAD ABOUT TWO REHEARSALS SO A WE'LL ONLY DO A PRIMARY

RHYTHM THING.I MEAN IT'S THE FIRST RAYS OF A NEW RISING SUN ANYWAY,

 SO WE MIGHT AS WELL START FROM THE EARTH,
WHICH IS RHYTHM.







The slowed down STAR TREK-inspired verses for THIRD STONE FROM THE SUN from
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED:






Starfleet to scoutship, please give your position, Over.
I'm in orbit around the third planet from the star called
the sun. Over.
You mean its the earth? Over.
Positive. It is known to have some form of intelligent
species. Over.
I think we should take a look.

Strange beautiful grass of green,
With your majestic silver seas
Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer
May I land my kinky machine

Strange beautiful grass of green,
With your majestic silver seas
Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer
May I land my kinky machine

Although your world wonders me,
With your majestic and superior cackling hen
Your people I do not understand,
So to you I shall put an end
And you'll
Never hear
Surf music again

Secret
Oh, secret





Here it is sped back up, returning JIMI's vocals to their normal speed:




















In this 2012 interview LEONARD NIMOY discusses meeting JIMI HENDRIX, starting at about the 10:00 mark:

















And finally, here is NIMOY's cover of BOBBY HEBB's hit SUNNY, also utilized in the Oct. 1976 #186 MAD MAGAZINE musical parody KEEP ON TREKIN' by MORT DRUCKER and FRANK JACOBS:


















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