The Red Book Diaries - The Preamble

The Red Book Diaries : The Preamble

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The Red Book Diaries — these posts will consist of excerpts of the raw transcribed diary pages I kept prior to, and during a month long trip I took with my friend Charlie Maraia back in 1982. We traveled to the UK and France. Sometimes these pages will be quite raw. Emotionally raw. Verbally raw. But accurate to what was going on and what I was feeling during those times. I may augment the text with photos, music, or other sundries to help illustrate what might have been…Continue Reading “The Red Book Diaries : The Preamble”

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Australian Blu-ray

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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”

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The Rise And Fall Of The Clash @ CBGB Film Festival

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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”

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It’s Official: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash

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Well folks … it’s official … the documentary “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash” by Danny Garcia is nearing completion. From the shores of Spain the DVD will be released in the US, hopefully, in August of 2012. Many of my Clash photos on my blog, will be included in this documentary. And frankly, I’m not sure which ones will be used until I get to see a finished version … soon I hope! There had been so many setbacks for Danny in the…Continue Reading “It’s Official: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash”

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The Clash @ Asbury Park, NJ 1982 – The Lost Photos

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This past Memorial Day weekend marked the 29th anniversary of the Clash shows in Asbury Park, NJ, that started the U.S. tour for Combat Rock. I wrote about it in a previous post The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982. Over the weekend a couple of friends of mine linked to that post from Facebook. I also commented about it in AP Boardwalk, and In! Asbury. Both Facebook groups about … Asbury Park, NJ. In a private note someone sent me. they relayed a story…Continue Reading “The Clash @ Asbury Park, NJ 1982 – The Lost Photos”

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The Future Is Unwritten … The Past Has Been Stolen

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I’m feeling horribly sad. Pain welling up. Like having the crusty brown crackling scab of a deep wound ripped from my flesh. Feeling the pain and discomfort, but realizing, I was only feeling a pea under the mattress of time, poking me in my minds eye. Hey you! Wake up! Wake the fuck up! Joe is gone. Joe? Joe who? Joe Streno? No! Joe Strummer. I’m back stage at Bonds, NYC. It’s 1981. I’m seeing it though the eyes of another. Out of body? Am…Continue Reading “The Future Is Unwritten … The Past Has Been Stolen”