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Name: Big Dog Smith
Gender: Male
Hometown: Mongrolvia
Home country: South Side, Chicago
Current location: Northeast Side, Los Angeles
Member since: Sat Sep 13, 2008, 01:46 AM
Number of posts: 2,935

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GERMS Retrospective at the Fullerton Museum Center...

This is Jaime GERMS Zacarias, not the L.A. punk band -although Jaime was officially given the "Germs Burn" by Don Bolles several years ago.

I have contributed over 50 pieces to this GERMS landmark show.

This will be the first time I will be able to see a lot of of my Germs collection at one time, so I'm very excited about that!

It's rare, I think, for a 36 year old artist to have a museum retrospective, but, there it is.

The show will include the Germs Lamps (which I art directed/produced) and other artists' collaborative works w/Germs, including an etching with aquatint by my son, Abe K.

BTW The Fullerton Museum Center is the home of the Leo Fender Gallery. So a double treat!!


Is street artist BANKSY Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack?

Or are they just "mates"?


Is the lead singer of Massive Attack BANKSY?

Has his secret identity been exposed?


15 Things Poor People do that rich fucks don't: #8...

Who woulda known?!

I'm not gonna link directly to the piece of shit video at YouTube.

Senator Al Franken Grateful Dead Channel Takeover...

If you are subscriber to SiriusXM, next Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Senator Al Franken will "take over" the Grateful Dead Channel from 3:00 AM until 3:00 AM Wednesday, May 31.

From the promo I heard, he'll be playing live Dead shows that he attended, interviews with the band etc.

Should be interesting, and, knowing Senator Franken (no, not personally), highly amusing/entertaining.

This is not intended as SiriusXM spam, just a heads up to any DUers who like Senator Al and the Grateful Dead.

<Edited for clarity. Don't take the Brown Acid.>

Wow...apparently no one noticed the death of Chris Cornell...

...or whatever.

I don't know anymore.


There will be less music in the future to appreciate without Chris.

Pasadena DUers: What are your thoughts on the March 7 election...

...for City Council? Specifically District 5.

The candidates are:

Victor M. Gordo, Aida Morales (although not sure if she will be on the ballot at this time), and Krystal Lopez Padley.

I have spoken to Gordo and Padley, I had no problem with what either of them said, but I am looking into their backgrounds to get a clearer picture of what to expect from them. I haven't been in Pasadena too long, so I believe this is the first City Council election I would've been able to vote in.

Gordo, the incumbent first elected in 2001, is an attorney and "Establishment Democrat" and has also served as Vice Mayor twice.

Padley is an unknown to me "small i independent," and I don't have any major issues with her stated positions on her "big 3" issues -public safety, infrastructure and education. I also know that she is not a Trump supporter, but neither is Gordo.

Anybody out there from Pasadena Dist. 5?
Posted by GReedDiamond | Tue Feb 7, 2017, 11:56 PM (3 replies)

TrumPutin Inaugural Poster...

Randomly made crappy video of some GERMS art...

...that is, www.Germs4U.com, that GERMS, not any other.

"A Leaf On The Wind" - performed by Green Sparkle Frog, in memory of my friend.

One year ago today, my friend and mentor, Scott Thomas Lowe, passed away.

Back in the 1970s, Scott taught me how to use an airbrush (which is how I made a living for decades and still dabble in), and let me be the drummer in his band, Scott Thomas Lowe & Atascadero.

The original drummer was Dewey Martin, who had been the drummer for Buffalo Springfield around 10 years before he played with Atascadero, and one of the bass players for a time was Jim Fielder of the original lineup of Blood, Sweat and Tears, and who also played with Zappa/Mothers and Buffalo Springfield, so this being the first band I was ever in was a big deal to me.

A few years back, I had recorded his vocal on a song he wrote called "A Leaf On The Wind," but the song was never completed until after he passed. The lyrics are about, well, dying, so I chose this date, 12/16/16, to release the final version of the song on ReverbNation.com.

Scott Thomas Lowe: Lyrics, Vocal
Theo Niessink: Music, Organ, Banjo
A.J. Marik: Guitars, Bass, Producer
Paul Hilton: Pedal Steel Guitar
Me: Drums, Producer. (The drums I used were Dewey's Camco drums when he was in Buffalo Springfield, used on "For What It's Worth" and many other Springfield tunes, which I purchased from Dewey in '78.)

A Leaf On The Wind
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