EDITOR: JAMES C. CONNELLY
CONTRIBUTORS: K.I.R.K, SYDNEY, BOY WONDER, CAT LADY, VICTOR DE LORENZO, BART OF MANUAL SCAN, I.B.S., JOHN SIGLER, WOLF, THE WILD MAN, AND LUCIA
THANKS: GORDON GANO, BRIAN RITCHIE, THE PLIMSOULS, I.B.S., MODS, TRUE WEST, DIN, RHINO, RESIDENT MANIA, & THE UNDERWRITERS
NO THANKS: ROBERT HILBURN, BERUIT, I.B.S., MINI-LPs, GRENADA
ON STAGE WITH THE VIOLENT FEMMESWe've been playing the Violent Femmes debut album pretty heavily during the past 7 or 8 months, so we were anticipating a great show when we saw the Femmes down in San Diego at the otherwise boring Intercollegiate Broadcasting System convention. What we weren't expecting was the Femmes to jump offstage, grab acoustic instruments and play for an hour with the audience gathered around them, summer-camp style. Musically, the Femmes ran the gamut from rock to folk to country to blues, and their songs ranged from faves like "Prove My Love" to brand-new songs like "Flamingo Baby." The overall impact of having a great band jump offstage, sing their songs (and invite the audience to drown them out) cannot be emphasised enough in this day of electronic wimps making music with the intention of distancing themselves from their audience. The immediacy of the Femmes show, the spontaneity, the warmth, proves that technology adds nothing to music, that louder isn't always better and the spirit of the show captured the essence of what makes music, not just rock music, but all music, the only universal art form. And what of the Violent Femmes themselves? They will never be popular, but they are stuff of which legends are made. Mark my words, 10 or 15 years down the line, the Violent Femmes will be as legendary as the Velvet Underground are now. We will be working to bring them to Fresno, but the next time they swing through California, go see the Violent Femmes - you'll be witnessing the creation of a legend. We'd like to say goodbye to Alan "A.J." Lundberg. A.J. did a J-A-Z-Z shift every Wed. from 9-12 from our first week on the air until he left us to go down south. He also did rock Tue. 12-4
Let's see now, we've just passed our 1 year mark on the air, had a great anniversary weekend, and we're off to another annum of alternatives. How are we doing? Seriously, we would like more audience input on our programming. So here's the deal: send your thoughts, opinions, and critical expositions to us, we'll read them over the air and give you free KFSR mementos to be named later. Really, we would appreciate your response -- what or who you like or don't like, comments on music, announcing or the Dead Air Diary. Thanks again for your support in the past, present and post-present, and y'all have a happy turkey time later this month.
AND YOU THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY 1983
Have you been wondering what has happened to Lucia Pamela? Well, she is alive and well. As a matter of fact, Lucia made a surprise visit to our office a few weeks ago. Dressed in her usual pink crocheted hat with photo buttons of her great-grandchildren attached, Lucia shared some of her philosophy with us: "We don't know if this is the Moon or Earth." Sounds logical, afterall, what proof do we have?
Be looking out for Lucia's upcoming movie: "Into Outer Space In The Year 2000," to be released next year. Lucia has some promotional things planned as well: pencils, moon globes, bumper stickers, coloring books, and special appearances at local record stores. Listen for Lucia's new songs: "Love is Everywhere, Just Grab It," "I'll Go Along With You" & "God Is Everywhere, You Are Not Alone."
Volume 1 Number 6 WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 49ers? BBW IS NOW 21 Sometime Mid-Nov.1983
Quote #1: "The way I see it, you have two choices, your right hand or your left."
Quote #2: Boy George is the Brooke Shields of Rock 'n' Roll"
Previous D.A.D. | Front Side | Back Side | Next D.A.D.
My Writing Home
Yup, I've got some explaining to do. Mail me.
Put into HTML Thursday, June 28, 2001
I was listening to Yo La Tengo -- And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out and
The Brains -- Electronic Eden