Posts Tagged ‘rollins band’

The Bull Pit #123 Are You Ready?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

UntitledMusic from Cyanide Pills, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House, Loose Fruit Museum, Two Cow Garage, Cute Lepers and more.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Skull logo by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Music provided, in part, by MusicAlley from MEVIO. 
 
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The Bull Pit #117 – I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

samythekayartMusic from Roy Sludge, Rollins Band, Late Cambrian, Two Cow Garage, Adelleda, Tommy Stinson, Destroy This Place, Valery and the Greedies, Masonic Weird, Bob Forrest, Foresight for the Blind, Eight Two, Algebro, 900 Pound Gorilla and Stereodaze.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Skull logo by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Episode art by Samy the Kay from Paris. Go here to check out more of his awesome Illustrations of Sound. Music provided, in part, by MusicAlley from MEVIO. 

Brought to you by Bull Lee Media.

Friday, 4:36am

Friday, October 16th, 2009

dull roarCan’t sleep. Read a bit of Henry Rollins A Dull Roar which documents the prep for Rollins Band’s 2006 As the World Burns Tour with the original band. I call it the original band, but it’s the Weight lineup, which to me is the best one. I saw them play at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on that tour. Here’s a review I found by someone who dug the show almost as much as I did. I rate that gig as the best I’ve ever been to, and I’ve seen a lot of them. A lot of Rollins Band shows too. I can’t put it into words so I won’t even try, but I was deeply moved and I really hope they do it again sometime.

Anyway, the breakup of that band was shrouded in mystery and it’s really cool to read what Henry has to say about it, about the rapport between them, their rehearsals, how they got back together. I’m not very far into the book but it’s inspiring me like nothing has in a while.

Had lunch with my friend Hector today and we’re talking about doing some acoustic shows… that made my day. Hopefully we’ll have something to announce soon. We’re going to start working on songs next week. Hector plays bass for The Frequency and I’ve interviewed him on my podcast. He is one of the very few musicians I know who I can call an artist. I feel lucky that he’d consider working with me.

Random Monday Thoughts

Monday, August 24th, 2009

I had issues logging in to this blog for a few days. Turns out I have to go to my actual blog page and then click the Log In link. I can’t just go to WordPress and log in. Who would have known that? Thanks to HostBaby for figuring it out for me.

I’ve been listening to non-stop Wildhearts and Ginger songs for three weeks straight, bouncing back and forth between boundless inspiration and intense depression. Great songwriters do that to me. It’s easy to bury my head, forget about all the great writers in the world and feel good about my work. I did that for too long. To truly improve, we must take in all the best songs out there and go through the various phases of inspiration and depression that incur. “Sick of Drugs” is the one currently kicking my ass. I’ve listened to it 5 or 6 times today. It’s a masterpiece. Can’t wait to see Ginger knock that shit out on Wednesday at the Viper Room. I’ll post some sort of review here. I still haven’t found anyone who wants my extra ticket…

Finished my acoustic The The cover. I think it’s the best cover I’ve ever done. May be the best solo recording too. For the first time I think I’m happy with a slide performance I did. I superimposed that (on the Les Paul) with nylon guitar melody for variations of the accordion solos the original has. I should have it posted it by week’s end if I can get it mastered by then. I’ll put it on Myspace and also add it to my Secret Covers blog. If you don’t have the url and password for Secret Covers, sign my email list at JohnDissed.com and I’ll email it to you. There are about 25 acoustic covers there for free download (and more coming as I record them).

The new Bull Lee track is mastered. “Maximum Security”. I’m going to do an exclusive podcast premiere of that one before I post it anyplace. That should happen tomorrow or Wednesday.

Speaking of Bull Lee — drummer auditions have gone nowhere. Either the songs are too “easy” for them, or they want to write. Can’t blame people. I was lucky to have a drummer who thought the songs were good enough to do the Tommy Ramone thing for four years straight. As soon as we kicked into the first song with this drummer last weekend I missed Popey. Only Sim Cain from Rollins Band hits the drums like he does.

Anyone know any available drummers in LA, send em our way!