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”

Rockpile @ Heatwave

Been scanning like crazy! Here are my photos of Rockpile With Nick Lowe & Dave Edmonds @ Heatwave 1980. Don’t know what more to say than what I’ve said in my other posts so far. This was the first time I had ever seen Nick Lowe, Dave Edmonds, or Rockpile. On that note alone … it was pretty cool. Add to the mix the rest of the bands playing that day … it was pretty amazing! The Heatwave festival took place on an overcast summer…Continue Reading “Rockpile With Nick Lowe & Dave Edmonds @ Heatwave 1980”

TALKING HEADS @ HEATWAVE

Dusk was falling when they hit the stage. The sun setting, and a full moon rising. This is not the author waxing poetic. It’s just the facts Jack! We were here to see Talking Heads @ Heatwave Festival 1980. The sun was setting in Mosport Park , Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada that warm summer night when Talking Heads hit the stage. It was an incredibly beautiful Saturday night—August 23rd, 1980. We had already seen a host of bands, including The B-52s, The Pretenders, Nick Lowe &…Continue Reading “Talking Heads @ Heatwave Festival 1980”

Elvis@Heatwave

This is what happens when I’m “forced” to go looking through my negatives and slides. History jumps up and bites me! Grrrr! Woof! Chomp! But hey … love bites are a good thing! Especially when they involve a group of bands culled to put on the first “punk/new wave festival” in 1980. Yeah okay. First off … I’ve always hated musical descriptors like “new wave”. Make me want to puke, and or jump up and bite someone … with love of course. The Heatwave Festival…Continue Reading “Elvis Costello And The Attractions @ Heatwave Festival 1980”

Victoria, BC - Let the Bargaining Begin

If this is Tuesday. This must be day two of our stay in Victoria, BC. And what a day it was! A day like no other. Full of adventure, compromise, and shopping! Woo hoo! :) As the day began, Kevin had his heart set on hiking. Being the rugged outdoorsman he is, and his backpack loaded with beef jerky, he was more than ready! But Tina had other ideas. She had grandiose visions of shopping every store in Victoria. There was a great plot hatched…Continue Reading “Victoria, BC – Let the Bargaining Begin”

Butch Art Baby

Moving right along. In keeping with our itinerary. If this is Monday. This must be Victoria, BC, Canada. We left this morning early. Sadly, no breakfast at the New Leaf Cafe. Sorry Tina … no smoked Salmon “Benny.” It was way to early. Chris (the trip-master and organizer extraordinaire ) made a ferry reservation. Though honestly, for these “out of season tourists,” we didn’t need any stinkin’ reservations. We were only the third car in our lane, waiting to get to Victoria. In the meantime…Continue Reading “Victoria, BC … Butch Art Baby!”