Joe's notes
Sunday, August 07, 2005
  August 2005 Update
Hey We have some video clips on the site from Spain.
Thanks Xavi and Anna. Our Spanish friends just spent a
weekend in Pittsburgh with Maria Maria. They got to
soak up some local color at McKeesport. Can only
imagine what they were thinking!! Show ended with a
near tradgedy as one of the locals fell over the
railing of the stage into the river. Luckily members
of the audience saw it happen and got help because we
were clueless. We were just rockin’ along. I thought
she was a goner when they pulled her out of the river
but soon realized that everything would be all right
when she came to and asked for anothr beer.

Played with my good friend Bruce at the Peterson
Eveents Center. What a great show. Bruce’s genius
really shines in that type of setting. I thought it
was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Speaking of
Bruce. you should check out a book by Jimmy Guterman,
“Runaway American Dream/ Listening to Bruce
Springsteen.” Besides being an entertaining and
intelligent read, Jimmy says some highly complementary
stuff about yours truly. Played with the Clarks in
Ohio and what’s left of Creedence in 7 Springs. Clarks
are a great band and real gentlemen. Creedence
Clearwater Revisited on the other hand........

The live dvd/cd from Spain is almost ready. In fact
we are going to put the cd on the sight as a download.
The dvd was difficult to get finished due to different
US and European video formats. The Hard Rock show we
taped courtesy of our good friends at Screw Devil
looks terrific.

Spent Saturday night roadying for Johnny G’s band, A
Fall From Grace. They are turning into a hell of a
band. Roadied at Warped tour last Monday also. If this
playing thing doesn’t workout I can always get a job
tuning guitars. Dug the Starting Line. One of the few
bands beside AFFG that can string a sentence together
without using the F word. A lot of the bands seemed
really pissed of.. The old “angry young man” routine.
Had to wonder how much of it was just schtick. Anyway
made me sort of wish I was 20 and just starting out
again.

Hell I’m only in my 50’s and I got a long long
way to go (I Hope!!) See ya



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