home And now. The End is near. And so I draw the final curtain. This is the last installment of my Heatwave photos …. The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980. It was the first and only time I ever got the see the Pretenders. Or for that matter, Chrissie Hynde. I can’t say that I remember the set … but it was the Pretenders! It was 1980! They were kicking ass and taking names! How could they NOT be hot! They had released their fist albumn…Continue Reading “The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980”

Rise And Fall Of The Clash

I’ve been waiting for this moment—for nearly five years. Wasn’t sure it would ever happen—the Australian release of The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Blu-ray DVD! But it certainly did! Now some of you might wonder why I even cared about the Aussie release of this Danny Garcia documentary. I found out not too long ago, my photo of Joe Strummer backstage at Bonds is the front cover of the Australian release! Amazing! For some reason they chose a different cover from the US…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Australian Blu-ray”

Got some amazing news last week! It seems the Australian release of the Danny Garcia documentary The Rise And Fall Of The Clash will have my Joe Strummer / Clash photo on the front cover! How fantastic is that! It will be has been released (March 5, 2014) in Australia in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. I’m hoping to get a few copies to have for myself and my portfolio. I must say it’s pretty exciting to have one of my favorite photos of Joe Strummer…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release Update”

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The moment I’ve waited for is here! The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release … finally! The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release will happen in March! It will be available in the US and Canada on the release date of 04/29/2014! Fantastic! The US/Canadian version can be preordered at the Shout Factory website for the miracle price of $13.98 USD. The Rise And Fall Of The Clash will also be released in the EU, UK, Australia too. The Rise…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release”

The A's Gildersleaves

It’s funny. I was looking for a photo of A’s drummer Mikey Snyder for his birthday to post to Facebook. And as I was rummaging through images in Adobe Lightroom, I found this whole group of photos of the The A’s @ Gildersleeves – NYC – 1981. Wow! I remember the show well. There was a NY band called The Billies—that I also liked—and were opening for The A’s. What made the night even more memorable was, John Oates of Hall & Oates fame was there…Continue Reading “The A’s And The Billies @ Gildersleeves – NYC – 1981”

John Eddie

The year was 1981. Bruce Springsteen was touring behind his new double album “The River”, and I was still in attendance at CW Post in Long Island as a film major. It was a Friday night in Cherry Hill, NJ. The bill was Gary US Bonds—who was very hot at the time and heading his own “Bruce assisted comeback”—and local New Jersey boys John Eddie And The Front Street Runners. My buddy Geoff Hoover and I were there, but I don’t remember if we bought…Continue Reading “John Eddie And The Front Street Runners Live @ Emerald City – 1981”

Carolyne Mas 1980

I’m amazed at the things we sometimes tuck away in the shoebox that is our memory. Here is a shining example of a band I loved and listened to during a period in my life that somehow got tucked away in that shoebox at the back of the closet. Back in the late seventies, early eighties I loved a singer songwriter and true rock & roller—Carolyne Mas. More than likely, Vince Scelsa, or Dave Herman of WNEW played her back to back with a Bruce…Continue Reading “Carolyne Mas @ The Fast Lane – 1980”

Rise And Fa;;

History at times can be a real motherfucker— whether you’re making it or breaking it. Case in point— The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Kindle Edition. Maybe for the first time in history, we have the release of an eBook before the consumer release of the actual film it was made to augment and inform. As The Rise And Fall Of The Clash is not your standard fare documentary (it tells the truth, the whole truth,and nothing but … the truth!) so follows the release…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash – Kindle Edition”

Fun With The Sollas

It’s been a while since my sojourn north to the ruralness that’s Trumanburg, NY. October 28th to be exact. It was certainly a journey in miles, but also one of heart and reconnection with people, places, and feelings long since tucked away with time. The intent was to see the Indigo Girls perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic in Buffalo, NY, and visit with the family Solla. But it became so much more than that. On this tour the Indigo Girls were playing some shows with…Continue Reading “Of Buffalo’s, Indigo’s, And Joe 2 Go”

CBGB Film Pass

Thursday, July 5, 2012: It was a beautiful summer day. I hopped the train from Asbury Park and was at Penn Station in about an hour and a half. Was supposed to have a few friends in tow … but that didn’t quite gel. But that’s okay. I was undeterred and quite determined to see the New York premier of Danny Garcia’s documentary The Rise And Fall Of The Clash at the CBGB Film Festival. I had purchased four tickets ahead of time to be certain I was…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash @ CBGB Film Festival”