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• I'VE NEVER SEEN HER "decline"
nor have I read his "gonzo"
I AM NOT SORRY AT ALL
I live documentaries NOT WATCH
I live autobiographies NOT READ
THE SCENE IS LIFE why watch
a movie about it, and of course
why read about OUR carvorting
and I do not mean I/WE are acting
I think what we go/are going through
IN THE DAILY droll is why we
do not need to see/read about
when we are children do we act as if
we have to read about how to play
have to verify play through
some knowledge base
THOUGH I can see NOW
our DATABASE of play has its following
which is as UNDERGROUND as it was
when the SCENE started in the '70s [sixties??]
I mean when you walked into the
downtown you were in a different world
punk gangs as bouncers
smells not of incense but CLOVE CIGARETTES
seats, well they were up above the stage "ring area"
with lots of space to stand/SLAM/listen/WATCH
You were sweating?
NO THE WHOLE PLACE WAS SWEATING
until it was time to go outside to the
steamy cold and the LAPD
always 3 to 4 bands played with the last band
hopefully being some punk foreigners like
AND THE OTHERS A HEFTY SMATTERING
SUICIDAL/LA&VALLEY PUNK BANDS
TSOL / BLACK FLAG / ILL REPUTE /
ENTROPY / WEIRDOS & WASTED YOUTH /
and you could talk to band members
if you weren't slamming with them *
and these fleeting few hours ARE PIERCED
INTO OUR BRAINS FOREVER the drama
in simple musical beats and RAGE
kenetic movements abounds even from
I'm Sorry I must go back in thought...
...THE SCENE, the scene.
orginally published Monday, August 15, 2005
• Rodney on MY PUNKrock
as glorified by the GTO's in the 60's
THE MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP
rODNEY bINGENHIEMER the radio jock
was a link if you believe to the SCENE
whereas the ladies wanted to go to
the STARWOOD on the Strip to dance
while Rodney spun newwave it got boring
fast a large club and a live band room
it was WEIRD THESE FAST BANDS PLAYING,
AND IT SEEMED ALMOST, NO EVERY TIME
the L.A. Sheriffs were coming in and
carting someone off, why I do not know,
at least then [ probably for stage diving
what else ] the atmosphere was thick with
a freedom musical people freedom.
-to digress-THE GTO's girls together
outrageously sixties laurel cyn
frank zappa groupies
-----I even met
Geza X there one day,
we went there alot
I remember the circle jerks
and fear with flea ! and the gears, plugz...
at home we HAD TO no signal put in cable
USA network new allowed wierd late nite
features like NEW WAVE THEATER many
local new wave and punk bands [ i.e. wet picnic ]
which also played the Starwood.
-by the way the USA network celebrated its 25th year,
NO MENTION OF THE NEW WAVE PUNK
BROADCASTS of THEIR BEGININGS.
This TV show was all LA Punk
THE WEIRDOS, blasters, raw punk
and new wave FRESH AIR freedom
no I never went to the vex nor the masque
but I did go to
GODZILLAS in the Valley
We knew the guy who rented the place
to the stern BROS.
and I had just gotten into video had some
hot reel to reel video plug in only
I could have gotten the Damned then *
oh well, did later anyway...
I COULD HAVE BEEN A Spheeris...
video louis 2005
• [ Was I Alive ? ](why) are we alive ?
-that was the group title for a bunch of
punk video showings of my works at the zero-1
about 1996, see I gave it a name befit of our genre.
we are alive, but why? getting back to our theme though,
-was I alive before the punk scene ?
AND again WHAT WERE
WE ALL BEFORE THE SCENE.
A SWEATY NIGHT AT THE LhASA CLUB
Henry's pleasing rants on his life
his writings with thoughtful angst
for not being sorry "
downstairs to see slamming and chaos,
not bands called that, just slamming and chaos.
we drink till 2 then stay after hours and drink till 6am,
give Eldon [ el duce ] a ride to his beercansonthemoon
apartment more drinking talking then home ...
repeated many times weekly in many various ways.
like goimg to the Cathay seeing bands etc mingling
then to JOHN POCHNA's Zero-1 on Vine St. *
to mingle and do dollar offbeers allnite/morn..
[ angelyne, me & el duce, lingere parking lot-by david herman ]
oh, I AM POSITIVE I WAS ALIVE
BEFORE THE PUNK SCENE
being a youngster, driving a car,
going to the beach, family...
BUT SOCIALLY the frothing of the
yelling rocker takes
hold and as we go
from what we wait for
to hear and see our
great progressive future music
to wait in lines after parking hassels
screaming 'security' folk standing only during
that final orgasm song AND I FOUND IT BORING
AND DEBASING UNCULTURIZING oh what fun
NOW LEAVE !
our greatness has evolved TODAY
to glorified ICONS giving us
the politically correct lives
THEY TELL US
WE DO NOT KNOW
and they PROTECT US
so we abide
- our NEOprophets with rollingSUNglasses.
[ would you want to be alive ? ]
CATHAY de GRANDE
in eighties' glory
in eighties' glory
VIDEOSTREAM AT PUNKSLAM
my art, punk, & PICKLES WEBSITE *
• mott the WHOople?
...in the late 70's it was evident
STILL EVIDENT that limo rockers
were ARE messing with our
PUBLIC minds not our hah! -style
definately NOT OUR STYLE tired of
YOUR STYLE throw up with
your OH I MEAN,
sorry not to realize the necessity of the artistic
genius that affords their
AWE IN OUR EYES for they SOOTHE US
so we BOW TO THEIR NEEDS then NOW
GET TO YOUR SEATS!
rock stars rock starsrock
stars rock starsrock stars rock stars
BACKSTAGE PASS BACKSTAGE
PASS BACKSTAGE PASs
empty your pockets,
hands up, what's that chain,
ONE MORE ONE MORE ONE MORE !
you don't have to go home,
WELL, if this is
what's bugging you bunky-
then and NOW so
we find a SCENE...for me, PUNK.
OH YEAH MOTT THE HOOPLE
sounds and angst in the 70's,
lead to finding the freedom
sweating, grinding, jumping,
edged, not, WAY NOT, drinking,
NO SCREeching SINGER CRAZED
in THE SCENE no GREEK THEATER
NOT those that catered to our
guitars and the ladies ...
GUIDE US through the
artist knowledge of
!!! please just get
back in your seats !!!
their own SCENE *
just to breathe through
the STILL stench
of all that THIS
crap we all flock to.
video louis 2005
• Punk Rock Saved My Life
THE SCENE :
as D. Boon said
all those years ago,
PUNK ROCK SAVED MY LIFE.
I am one to VALIDATE those thoughts.
PUNK ROCK SAVED WHAT?
and it may seem weird, that way after his
passing, anyone would KNOW THIS
and think it means something -
YOU SAY he died, what was he saved from?
Oh, I do not mean Punk Rock caused his death,
NO- PUNK ROCK GAVE HIM, us, LIFE !!
His SPIRIT lives on
this attitude, lifestyle, music-
"the scene" *
as Gerber [Vagina Dentatta] once said, ...
as I REMEMBER IT...
it was the STARDUST BALLROOM right on Sunset ,
now a Home Depot, BACK THEN and that be way
back to a time not forgotten the 80's
probably the Circle Jerks in '84 backstage
and I was taping some punk body art and
atmosphere when Gerber took the mike
and spoke of her life, living with Chuck Bisquits,
living on the streets, all so wonderful
this was, she said,
because it was THE SCENE...
This was just a further explanation
of the breath of life flurishing
through many of us, for various reasons,
feeling the FREEDOM among us.
OH YES, punk does mean KILL ONE'S SELF
-what does that mean ?
MAYBE just that.
THAT IS death to the old AND
breathe life to what's new:
again PUNK ROCK SAVED MY LIFE.
Oh there are no or many transformations
of the mind -
ENTROPY constant chaos not change.
None of us want to change anything,
EXCEPT for ourselves, not
to change anything else WE LIVE HERE .
rewrite from video louis 2005
• KOFIE ONE @ 01
KOFIE ONE EXHIBIT
zero one gallery l.a.
• BOJORQUEZ and bojorquez
ZERO ONE gallery
BOJORQUEZ and bojorquez
CHAZ "Graff since 69"
Greg "the sun rises in the east"
-same names, not related, both artists,
in LOS ANGELES JAN 2009
1986 Fender's Ballroom
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