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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Backstage Bliss

Maureen, I agree 100% - these are two of the most loving, fun, and colorful people that I'm lucky enough to know. Tucson is very fortunate to have them. Love you, Kris and Cathy!!

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Posted by SalMinella on 08/12/2019 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Backstage Bliss

Its impossible that its been 20 years since we attended Kris and Cathys wedding. These two are the most genuine, kind people you will ever meet. They are part of the fabric that makes Tucson the unique place it is. Rock on you two! Thank you for all you do to make Tucson why we love where we live.

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Posted by Maureen Brennan St Pierre on 08/08/2019 at 7:14 PM

Re: “XOXO

Chicago.
That's all

Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/27/2019 at 4:23 PM

Re: “XOXO

This show is on Tuesday, July 23 (not Wednesday, July 24 as listed). My bad. [Outer Spaces is the indie rock project of Baltimore songwriter Cara Beth Satalino. Their latest, Gazing Globe, was written during a tumultuous period where Satalino grappled with anxiety and self-doubt. And like a gazing globefor centuries believed to ward off evil and bring good luckalthough it may never provide a clear mirror image. If you gaze into its murky reflection long enough you might glimpse at your true self. With Radiator Hospital, Jess Matsen and Rough Draft. At Wooden Tooth Records]

Posted by Xavier Omar Otero on 07/18/2019 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Remastering the Tucson Sound

A man once said,"Music business is an oxymoron".

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Posted by laddderflappy on 06/27/2019 at 12:14 PM

Re: “XOXO

Being relatively new to the Tucson music scene, I look to the local publications for direction, information. This paper, through these articles, is pretty thorough with some genres, like rock, hard rock, rock tribute bands. I find very little mention of venues and players of other styles of music: bluegrass, folk, jazz, R&B. There is a wide ranging, deeply educated, very high level of playing and performing in Tucson.
Please consider giving some press (some love!) to these players too! Publications, such as this, could contribute to Tucson becoming a musical mecca, similar to Austin, without a lot of effort, just some focus (and press!).
Consider it....Think about it......Do it! Please!!

Posted by MichaelGrigsby on 06/25/2019 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

I stand corrected on so many things here! And apologies to those survived by Randy but not mentioned by name. Great to have so many blanks from the early days filled in here.
J. Lipson

Posted by Jim Lipson on 06/22/2019 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

Early 80 couldnt get a gig anywhere for rock. So Randy answered an ad in the dandy dime, looking for guitarist. He met Bill Johnson and Max Miksael, The country band, Mickey Free. Anything to play. I still have a 1980 T-shirt. Randy was at Woodstock and was always a deadhead. Just to set that straight. Lol

Posted by Elisabeth Roche on 06/18/2019 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

I wrote nice piece, maybe too long. It didnt post. No warning it was was too long. Ted brought TDC to Randy, ended up Randy kept it going. Thanks Ted. My post explained how since 1971 there were bands and drummers and all the characters. Rex Estell, drummer for Snow. Brian playing with Eric Garcias band, Randy with Rez, Steve Garcia later bass player sax, Boomers. Those Guys, White Guys, zonies, aziz, Mr Calm and the Willies, Cap nJohn. Mix n match over the years. Band practice my house every Tuesday and Thursday after work, 7:00 pm for seven years.

Posted by Elisabeth Roche on 06/18/2019 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

Forgot Randy and crew bands, zonies and Arizona.

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Posted by Elisabeth Roche on 06/18/2019 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

The bands practiced at my house every Tuesday and Thursday for 7 years, around 7 pm after work. Neighbors so tolerant.

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Posted by Elisabeth Roche on 06/18/2019 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

Brian Barbarisi goes all the way back to the Boomers, Steve Garcia on bass and sax. Chris Montgomery was original drummer of Randys bands. Lots of mix and match. Brian played in Eric Garcias band, but everyone was playing together. Musical chairs. Rex Estell was first drummer I think, Snow? Were you Rex?

Mr Calm and the Willies. Those Guys. My favorite, White Guys, they were playing blues, trying to book them was hard, because managers were given the Willies by possible race overtones.

They played the Halloween Party at Paul Bears house. They all wore rag mops for Raga hair. Randy said the mops were disintegrating into their mouth and lungs. Most uncomfortable. One of many insane moments in the life of the band. All of them.

Bands started in 1971, so plenty of time for everyone to party across Tucson Time. Ted brought Top Dead Center to Randy. The basic band was coming into form. Mike, SJohn, Ray, Ted, straight out of Cap n John. Many memories, have to meld them together, thats why Randy never wanted to leave anyone out.

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Posted by Elisabeth Roche on 06/18/2019 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

Theres no mention of Brian Barbarisi also one of the original drummers of Top Dead Center.

Posted by Jane Kramer King on 06/13/2019 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

I need to correct something here. It was guitarist Ted Reyes that actually got together with Randy and conceived of the band, to try it out playing Dead... Mike Begla came a closer second . They asked him if he wanted to play bass. Ted Reyes did not conceive of the Mike and Randy Show which has been at the Hut these many years. Ted is well deserving of acknowledgement and respect. As he is a vital force of music.

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Posted by acmoo on 06/13/2019 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Randy Clamons, RIP

Guitarist Ted Reyes actually conceived the band playing Dead Music with Randy. Mike came in right after. But they asked him if he wanted to play bass with Dead band. This needs to be said. Acknowledging Ted Reyes, a mighty force when it comes to playing. Abby Moor Claims.

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Posted by acmoo on 06/13/2019 at 8:29 AM

Re: “XOXO

My apologies...

Posted by Xavier Omar Otero on 04/25/2019 at 11:26 AM

Re: “XOXO

Demonyms at T&B Downtown on Thursday 4/25 not Friday. Thank you for the mention!!

Posted by Rebecca Safford on 04/25/2019 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl

Lee always great stuff. Thanks for digging up the vintage music and sharing. Still think of you from the old Whistling Shrimp days when I spin my red vinyl of Johnny Seven.

Take care

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Posted by charlie on 04/21/2019 at 12:05 PM

Re: “The Top Seven Things About SXSW 2019

Trupa Trupa is more likely meant as "Dead Man's Troupe" or "Dead Man's Group".

Posted by Piort Wojtasiak on 03/30/2019 at 7:53 AM

Re: “XOXO

The SABHF Blues and Brews Festival is SATURDAY March 30th not SUNDAY!

Posted by Onnie Heaney on 03/29/2019 at 10:41 AM

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