Well, friends, this is it: the last post in my By Special Request series. I saw Ron Wood at San Francisco’s Fillmore Theatre. He was touring with Bo Diddley whom, oddly enough, I did not get to see. I was staying overnight with a friend and had to catch the last bus to her place … which ran, as it turned out, before Bo ever left the dressing room. This footage is from that tour, but not the show I attended.
Thanks for sticking with me over this 152-day journey. Enjoy!
Hello, everyone. We’ve reached the penultimate post of my By Special Request project. Some friends of mine, a band called Theatre of Sheep, opened the show when Wire Train performed at Portland, Ore.’s Pine Street Theater in 1984. Enjoy!
Hi, everyone. Can you believe it? We’re nearly at the end of my By Special Request project. I’ll wrap it up this week.
Today’s group is The Wipers. Legendary punk musician Greg Sage, the lead vocalist, is the person who taught me how to effectively run a sound board back in the day (as noted in Music, Mayhem, and Bad Decisions). Drummer Sam Henry passed away in February, and his memorial service was incredibly well-attended.
Believe it or not, I found footage from a small club show I attended. Enjoy!
When I saw David Bowie perform at the 1996 Bridge School benefit concert, I remember having to make a hard choice. The Who were playing across town that night, and I obviously could not be in two places at once. Well, The Who came over and did a quick set before their own show! Here’s one of my favorite songs by today’s By Special Request artists, as performed last month in Memphis, Tenn.