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skweetis2U



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:02 pm    Post subject: ...Okay Then..., Reply with quote

...well ?
let me tll you about the first time i saw
the red hot chili peppers...,

it was 1987 - the show was at the Moore theatre
in Seattle - what a gorgeous venue,
capacity 1200 - but a full on theatre style interior
orchestra level a pit and a huge balcony
glorious interior - Moorish it's called

anyway X was coming to town
i'd seen them twice already with billy zoom
but he had left the band
so i wasn't all that entusiastic
but i had a roommate a the time
a young woman who i'd known for years
and she said - oh c'mon lets go
the red hot chili pepprs are opening

you know i'd kinda heard of them
cuz i listened to KCMU and they played all
the bes new stuff and old w/o commercials

anyway we got tix - we went - they had a bar downsairs

i always liked to get a bit drunk and then smoke a joint
right before a show

she knew the bartender
an't remember what she had - but i was buying
i had 2 scotch on the rocks doubles
which were Huge cuz she knew the bartender
can't remember if we smoked a joint or not
prob'ly not - but maybe - cu now that i think about it
thy had a big lounge downstairs aswell
whre the bathrooms were
and you smoke in those daze - whatever you wanted
seattle was cool that way

so the 2 scotches got me
Booming and Zooming
perfect energy for a rocknroll show

well - she says - c'mon let's get down in front
it was early but i had declined on a 3rd scotch
so we jumped on it and got right down in front
in the pit - 2-3 people between us and the stage

so here they come - the red hot chili peppers
it was the original line-up with the guitar player
with a czhecko slovakian name -
gawd he was awesome and he was playing right in front of us
and next to him was aKeidis - who came over and sang to us a couple of times - those guyz were so hot - man - i could not believe it - they generated a lot of sensual/sexual energy
with heir songs and stage presence - fkn awesome - non?

me and the roommate start grinding early on
hmmmm - she was hot - sh was standing in front of me
so you get the picture - we were dancing along to ery song from th git go - she wasn't strange - just crazy

jesus thank you for that show

so we were down front so we decided to stay there
and chek out the new X

honestly we listened to one song
and the energy in the building was so so differnt
and theirsongs seemed tame and lame

so i said to her - wtf let's gt out of here
who needs this
she said hell yeh let's go

and we departed the building to continue on
with a bit of debauchery

i'v seen chili's 5-6 times
that was the best show

funny first ones usually are the best

i saw em do one more incredible show
10 years later mayb more
pearl jam was doing 2 shows at the
coloseum in seattle and the chili's wre opening for both

i went to both shows
the first night the chili's were almost awful

i think they'd been on a layoff

but they came out to do the 2 shows in seattle
not the whole tour i don't think

2nd night t- they burned down the fkn house
they couldn't have been any better
and i loved the new guitar player as well

okay that's it

any questions - ? Fire Away
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't say i've ever been a fan of their music. to be honest Californication is the only album i've listened to..
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: ...welllllll.... Reply with quote

...like a lot of bands you gotta see em live & catch em on a good night -
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were they wearing their '80s c*ck socks? Hell, the drugs must have been gooooood back then. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nahh - none of that - but they sure were GOOD that night
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: ...welllllll.... Reply with quote

skweetis2U wrote:
...like a lot of bands you gotta see em live & catch em on a good night -


that's true... some bands just can't translate that sound and energy on record
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should definitely write your memoirs, Skweets. You seem like a man with lots of fascinating stories to tell!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah tks - i was just thinking bfore i saw your post
that i sure wish i would have kept a daily journal
especially when i was working on ships

for the rest of the time
i wish i would have somehow held onto all
the ticket stubs i had from various bay area vnues
Winterland Especially - that was bill grahams venue
in san francisco from 72-78
the cow palace fer fuksakes
i saw the rolling stones there in 72
saw eric clapton play 2 shows in one day
at the cow palace in 74-75 maybe
saw neil young there
ten years after even
and elton fkn john fer crissakes
incredible show my little brother made me take him
he was 14 - just me and him up front for EFJ
in 74-75 can't remember but could check
the cow palace fer fuksakes
can you believe that shit ?

i should at least try to remember all those shows
cuz i checked a website once that had
all the bands (3) each night the place was open
that was scary - cuz i Missed so many great bands
(due to Work on a ship that was someplace else)

right now i think i'll just list my favorite movies

Dr Strangelove
bicycle thief
black orpheus
Notorious

i'll just stop there and say tks again
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mishmosh wrote:
You should definitely write your memoirs, Skweets. You seem like a man with lots of fascinating stories to tell!


totally agree with this. i always enjoy reading what you have to say Skweets.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: ...Okay Then..., Reply with quote

...tks Steve - you've been a Great Friend for a "few years" now
and we've never met - of course - but - all signs point to YES
yes - yes, one more time around - and i think this time it will definitely happen - well - at least i hope so on all accounts
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More gig reports! Did you ever see the Doors?!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: ...Yeah..., Reply with quote

..well hello Kurtzy - yeah i saw the doors in 1969 - they were pretty much awesome - the real deal - jim M had been through rehab and was a bit "pudgy" with a full beard - but he delivered the groceries that day - it was dec 68 jan 69 - outdoor show at a 2 day festival in Woodinville - washington (state)-
we (gf & me) went the first day - sat'dy cuz i wanted to see the doors - if we would have gone sunday we would have seen Led Zeppelin ( a band i never saW)

But..., the highligh of satdy was not jim morrison & the Doors

the bst show of th day was

the Ike & Tina Turner Revue
which was Blistering Hot (guitar wise)
and all about Sex & Rockn Roll
we were right up front cuz i wanted to be up front for the doors who were next

and - well - Tina turner was wearing a "tightly" woven fishnet dress & nothing else - uhhhh - the Ikettes ( 3 of them) were dolled up in different super sexy oufits - you gotta remember these wer the daze of the mini dresses and microminnies, etc

that was awesome - the doors were satisfying....
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