Friday, August 19, 2005
gary OH gary OH gary
GOLDENVOICE the o.g. goldenvoice
early eighties punk concert master
He started in Santa Barbara and quickly
moved down south and put on big and
small venue punk concerts for many years
in the Los Angeles Orange County areas
I have been videotaping
since the 70's, yet in the early 80's
I asked if I could Videotape T.S.O.L.
at the Cathay de Grande in Hollywood, Ca.
The manager said come to the OLYMPIC
Auditorium in DownTown L.A.
and video them ON STAGE!
[ I LOVE plagerizing myself ! again]
and THIS IS WHEN I MET GARY
I think I met TOMMY first who worked
with Gary for years and he introduced
me to GARY GOLDENVOICE
one great time
we interviewed Gary in the Olympic Aud office
with Stevo of the Vandals Stevo funny as ever
while Gary told how he puts on concerts all over
in large and small venues and many underage concerts too.
Olympic, Palladium, Stardust Ballroom
Berwin, Lingere, Fenders in Long Beach, Santa Monica Civic...
and lots of clubs and later some larger venues as time went by.
THOSE BANDS THAT GARY SHOWED US
all American punk bands
many English punk bands and others
played the large Olympic Aud
SCREAM, DOA, GBH, EXPLOITED *
CONFLICT, SubHumans *
there were special nites like
British bands or International
theme or BYO would put on a
concert of groups with
Youth Brigade headlining
and Gary was always with everyone,
not hiding out anywhere,
he was on stage and among all
he would let punkers help
and be bouncers, sell t-shirts
let any young band have a chance
to express there musical angst.
Gary always introduced me
to bands and he let me video
as much as I wanted -
with permission of the bands
one time though we came late and AFTER taping
CONFLICT from the UK, backstage
we were met with a very mad lead singer
who wanted to know who we were
GARY SAVED US
I later went to where
the band was staying at ETCH's HOUSE
he also vouched for me and I taped the band again
BUT IT WAS GARY who praised us,
wined and dined us treated us
like royality what for?
we were only video guys...
Skrawney was there, Perry was there
and a host of ol' punk bands to give
his retirement Palladium concert
at the end of his fantastic career.
really part of what made
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