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SLIPPY TOWN TIMES
©2010 Eddie Flowers
|Well, hey there, folks! Yep, I'm
back again--only took a few months this time, instead of years! Played
a couple more Crawlspace shows since last time, had to leave my Granada
Hills residence of 15 years, got my car impounded by the pigs, lost my
mind a couple times, found it again--you know, not much happening! I'm
especially happy about the Uncle Jim Q&A this time around--read it
and get wise, guys! (Thanks, Alvarius!) Now on to some mighty handsome
pix of the Crawlspace boys. How can you RESIST, ladies?! Git on gone
this way. . . .
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CRAWLSPACE at Grady's Record Refuge, Ventura, 11/21/09.
Joe Dean (bass), Eddie Flowers (voice), Bob Lee (drums),
Greg Hajic (guitar). DJ O.S. D'vil is just barely visible, wearing
wrestling mask, on left side way in back behind a PA speaker. Photos
from this show by Grady Runyan.
This Ventura show was one of our best ever--in my non-humble opinion.
The VERY mellow country-ish vibe set everything up perfectly. Plus
Grady's is one of THE coolest record shops I've ever walked into.
Mind-blowing for "the middle of nowhere." Grady Runyan's a super dude
too--yeah, the guy from the Bad Trips and Liquorball and the mighty
Monoshock (YEAH!) The recent Liquorball LP with Scott Mackay (yeah the
Stooges guy) is pretty hot in that free-freak kinda way--turn it up
loud, man! Also got a Monoshock CD of that group's singles and
stuff--played many times as I packed up and exited Granada Hills at the
end of last year. Classic grunge-killing Stooge-rock.
Our opening act was Deep Magic, in fact one scruffy young fellow named
Alex Gray. He uses a wide range of electronic and acoustic instruments
to create a feel-good slow-move hover-thing that moves so slowly that
so do you. Joe Dean and I sat on the floor right in front of Alex.
Beautiful (not)-rockin' circlin' chirpin' lowerin'. Later, Alex played
with us on some weird small sax (and other stuff) for the last couple
Crawlspace jams. When I saw it, I asked him to use it for the
Crawlspace jam. He said it had a busted reed, so he'd rather use
another instrument. At that, I insisted he use the cracked horn!
Sounded great! Alex also dragged along a bunch of local kids, including
some real cute chicks. Hubba!
Doug Miller and his better half
Laura drove all the way from L.A., and provided a cool cosmic link to
me 'Space them in round-about ways. Umm. Well, I remember afterwards
trading DMT stories--heh-heh! And thanks, of course, to DJ O.S. D'vil.
He and I crafted special "easy listening" turntable interludes, which
everything from Can and the inevitable Martin Denny to Merle Haggard
and David Allan Coe. What a great night! A couple local cops even
observed from the distance until they got bored. Good clean country
chaos! Hey to Brad Knox, who did a great video of the show that should
be available in the near future as a Slippy Town DVD. Thanks to Hanni
Hajic too, who also videotaped the show. And a big shout-out to
else who made the scene. Okay now, y'all, shake it--don't fake it!
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CRAWLSPACE at Grady's Record Refuge, Ventura, 2/20/10.
Eddie, Grady Runyan sittin' in on 2nd guitar, Joe, Greg's back,
invisible Bob. Psychodelic photo by O.S. D'vil using
Back to Grady's--YEAH!!!
Gotta tell ya, I love being in Ventura, and this was once again a blast
a half! We played another good set, with Grady sittin' in on second
guitar for the last half hour or so--great shit! Opening act Rippy
Teddys was a primal psychedelic jam band made up of four local
instrumental, movin' freely, circlin', strobin', throwin' good stuff
the air--nice to see some young hippies who know how to do it RIGHT!
of young'uns, there wuz some real pretty young ladies there too! Two of
'em even dared speak to big bad Crawlin' Ed. So, hey to dark'n'cute
who threw Mardi Gras beads and coins back and forth with/at me during
show. And thanks for the gift--my "WILL WORK FOR WEED" sign, um,
worked! And also thanks to lovely Elizabeth for the
words: "You guys kick ass!" Hope to see y'all again when we get back to
Ventura! Thanks again to Grady and everybody else.
it floatin', folks----
Eddie w/ Mardi Gras beads, Grady, Joe, Greg, little bit
o' Bob on the drums. Another pic by O.S. D'vil.
Grady, Joe, Bob. Pic by D'vil.
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Meanwhile . . . SLIPPY TOWN HAS RECEDED back into the
1969 Hendrix poster that has marked my physical space since I was
12 years old. Gone from Granada Hills, and before that Van Nuys, Palms
(West L.A.), Hollywood, and Jackson, Alabama. The Hendrix poster is
in an unknown storage space--The Ark is intact! My "real world" space
is in a secret location, very much NOT Slippy Town, but my host is
kind. Slippy Town, of course, is in MY MIND, in the figurative heart,
the ever slippery hope. And yours too, if you want it. All you gotta do
is - - -
But Slippy Town will continue in spite of its lack of material
presence--maybe even because of . . . woo-HOOOoooo!
SPECIAL UPDATE: Slippy Town official new TEMPORARY space recognized
established realized idealized (re-)founded on April 28--HENDRIX POSTER
(Ark) pinned to the wall of my still secret location. This place is too
small and too L.A., but the magic must return--Jimi beams down
me again! Pass it this way, bud. Put down the bottle for a few moments
of spacetime. Never say ever! Come on come on!
FOLLOW-UP TO SPECIAL UPDATE: New physical space
still desired--like a bigger bedroom and some common living-room type
area (current situation has no such thing), and yeah, if possible,
for band jams and recording (but that's not a necessity). You can
this Slippy Town's first classified ad--LOOKING FOR HOUSE OR APT. TO
SHARE--Slippy Town is seeking itself: space. Yeah yeah. Rock noise
hiphop jazz blues hillbilly psych heavy east/west funk punk raw improv
afro gogo tribal pop latin anglo, mellow 420 (HAHA!), etc. Seriously,
if you need a roommate in the general L.A/Valley./Ventura/Santa Barbara
green corridor, drop me a line: SLIPPYTOWN@EARTHLINK.NET
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FLASH! Super CRAWLSPACE NEWS -- dateline
Live show on June 18th
at The Crest, 1625 Cabrillo Avenue, in Torrance CA! We play at
9:00 p.m. Also on the bill: Sylvia Juncosa, The Gears, Million Kids,
and The Livingstons. And even MORE
NEWS: Grady Runyan is now our
official second guitarist, and this will be his first full set with
Crawlspace! Be there!!!
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Besides all the good folks mentioned above, also sendin' greetings out
to Kelly Burnette, Brian Abundis, Alan Bishop, Sylvia Juncosa, Michael
Row, Todd Homer, Larry Copcar, Keith Telligman, Allen Clark, Bob
Richert, Byron Coley, Stephen Painter, Kenne Highland, Jim O'Hare, Long
Gone John, and anybody else who gives a good goddamn!
Later, gators! ----EF
SLIPPY TOWN TIMES
June 14, 2010
Week in Slippy Town
w/ Crawlin' Ed
An Unexpected Bend in the Tide
Paul Revere & the Raiders (part
Public Service Announcement 1968
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