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Sorry to remind that today 26th February there will be the funeral of Mr. Louie Bellson in Los Angeles.
Not exactly a surf music news - I know - but I have to say that it is a critical news for all musicians and drummers as Louie Bellson has been an amazing inspiration for many music styles and he developed new drumming techniques during his career. He has represented a basic teaching on how to play drums!
Louie Bellson was one of the first drummers experimenting the use of the double bass drum and developed the so-called "finger technique" more than anyone else, opening new doors to modern drumming and, of course, jazz playing. He was one of the best drummers in the world an much fun to see, more elegant than Gene Krupa and nothing less than Buddy Rich.
I'm sorry that I never had the chance to see him playing as he has been doing concerts up to a few months ago.
Free live surf instrumentals w/ The Boardwalkers this Saturday, 6-9 (+ new Dumb Angel Blog)
On Saturday February 21 @ 6, come by Stories Book Store, 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Echo Park, just South of Alvarado) to hear surf instrumental combo The Boardwalkers live and in person. They'll be playing between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Stories for a book event based around my new one with Brian Chidester, "Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom." Several television monitors around the shop will be screening a wide variety of pre-1970 surfing movies as background eye candy (and for Pop effect) as The Boardwalkers play, and we meet, greet and sign books. For more information and a ton of groovy pics, check:
Comments on the blog site, very much appreciated. No one previous has presented The Rendezvous like this.
Thanks, folk, and hope to see you @ Stories...
ok,it's the "date"! at 15 february we opened 4 the " marvellous maskerade band" LOS STRAITJACKETS ! a dream come true!To be on the same stage with my heroes,FANTASTIC!so many times I wondered how Eddie &co,set their amps& guitars,now I know 'couse Eddie set..my twin reverb!!!They are great people,very friendly,we had funtimes together before and after the show.In the backstage with my son Yari movin' between the DIPinto's and their sharp dress,look incredible to me. Ah,I forgot to say that I live in a place in Italy where nothing happens..ever..never.. so it was the "LIFE's DATE"!They play and know well what to do on stage,grea t performance,great sounding amps(wet-tones's amps),but prior to everything..they are "simply FRIENDS"!!!!! one of the best day in my life!
aloha from Bruno the Wet-Tones...Italy
For all Agent Orange fans...
Agent Orange, the original southern California punk/surf power trio band, will appear at Paradise Lost on Feb. 15....
The Aquasonics will be rockin' our favorite beer joint, The Skylark Lounge in Denver Colorado on Saturday 28 Feb. 2009 with our go-go dancer, Miss Kitty Baby. Opening the show up will be Rockabilly Rouzers , The Smokin' Jays. See you there!