Friday night at the CW in San Francisco, back when it was open, they would turn away yuppies at the door.
It would be pretty funny to watch. The doorman would ask who they were there to see and if they didn't know they doorguy would say 'private party' and they'd get all miffed and pull the 'is my money not good here thing.'
holy shit...is this speed from the Barstow Tap up in Eau Claire Wisconsin????....how in the hell have you been...you still tellin them stories about smokin up all that ditch weed and seeing big foot....fuckin A that was some crazy shit. well...i just talked with long haired ronzie and he seems to be doing better and all after smashing that window in on a visit to Rice Lake... it seems there was a little misunderstanding with the bartender about your run of the mill concrete talk...you know how it goes...fuckin hillbillys...anyhow...shit, it is a small world, and i miss those days sittin around talkin about the Packers. nice to hear your doing well. later-al
hmmm i see what u mean art, i'm just a small town boy in england right now, seattle's a different planet, it sounds like its full of ego, its probably rock star wannabe's gettin excited about being in the "capital of grunge" and perpetuating this attitude that being a rock star means being a complete asshole with delusions of grandeur, where the fuck they got that from, i don't know.
i keep telling everybody on this site how awful seattle became - this is a tiny example. there's a big reason why dave crider at estrus (who lives in bellingham an hour and a half north of seattle) never goes to seattle unless he absolutely has to. he will not book in seattle clubs unless they are new folks who haven't become spoiled by 'fame'. many estrus bands won't play in seattle anymore at all period. why do you think the makers went bad? they moved from spokane to seattle and then they went all 'rock star' and dumped estrus ignomiously for the big time of sub pop (and subsequently sold fewer records, made shittier, but 'hipper' music, change their look into the black halos or whatever, and managed to alienate their entire constituancy).
welcome to seattle, folks. it sucks big time. too bad, it used to be a great place.
i've never been turned away from any gigs i've done posters for, one was in new york,the other in stuttgart, and the others one's i helped organise anyway,apart from the 70's ones that i get stick for.
they didn't like cigar smoke in a rock club?! they wouldn't let you in cause u didn't look cool enough?! i' staggered, did the idiot on the door realise u were the guy who did the poster? i presume u told him and he still didn't let u in? what a fucker, i hate those cliquey types, i mean does anyone in a rock club actually care if someone's smoking a cigar or is old or doesn't supposedly look cool? art, u've been treated bad, i gave u some stick once but i take it back, i like ya, theres some real fuckin idiots out there that really do my head in.
i'm not sure what the 'seance' was. i was told that the set started out with the suckers doing a fake seance and then changing into thiun lizzy (a possession?) and did a set of thin lizzy tunes.
i didn't go out in seattle anymore by the time i did this. crowds got too big and cliqueish and snooty. on one occasion i was turned away because i didn't look cool, even thought i did the poster. besides, i was the only old guy in audience by this time and i felt like a prevert. oh, and nobody liked my cigar smoke. they kept telling me to put it out because it made the air bad (in a crowded rock club? how could you tell in that haze?).
good lookin poster art, as usual. whats a thin lizzy seance tho?! do the remaining members sit round a table and try to get in touch with phil from beyong the grave? i'm gonna meet one of em soon in fact, brian robertson's gonna be at the frankie miller tribute night i'm going to next week, i did the poster and i'm going up to glasgow to sign them at the gig, its gonna rock, i'll be in the same hotel as some of the musicians, robertson, one of the guys from the alex harvey band, among shitloads more, all night bar, can't wait! by the way they're giving away one of the posters as part of a prize in the big issue (magazine for the homeless) i'll post the page when i get a copy...