Woke at 11:30. Slept very well. Wandered into kitchen - Andy (Sue - our friends girlfriend's brother) was up. Had cereal, juice, more coffee. Sue and friend Kelly made eggs. I got assorted tapes out of the van. Us, Muffin, Johnson's etc. Played tapes and hung out.
We were trying to spread the Philly sound around and would play tapes of our friend's bands anytime we got a chance.
We left to hang out in Tucson. Stopped in mall and wandered. Got a strawberry yogurt Julius - great drink. Wandered and then left to Paul's house - former guitar player for UPS. Paul - long blond hair - cool dude. Friends are cool. Tom from Bronx - great guy. Watched TV. We left for awhile - got food at Jack-In-The-Box. Back - located Joe - be at house party at 7PM. Back to Sue's house. Load up, hang out, leave for party.
'UPS' stands for "Useless Pieces of Shit" By "locate Joe" here I mean Joe our Tucson contact person. I'm throwing the "cool" and "dude" words around freely. I really must have baked my brain in California. It really was great to meet people in different cities across the US who liked the kind of music we did and actively supported the local scene.
Cool house - empty - no furniture - 5 girls live here. Loaded in and hung out. 2 bucks at the door - people arrive. Other opening 'band' the "Psychotic Cartoon People" arrive and set up make shift PA stuff. Lots of people, friendly. They play. We set up. Rod goes to KXCI radio and does interview - cool. Joe, Dave and I run thru some new material - ala instrumental - great fun. Rod shows up - we rip into our set - good show - not what most people expected - cool response. Good set - shitty PA. Over by 11:30 or so - beer ran out. People leave. We hang out. I run out of cigarettes. I get money off Dave R. - $86 for gig tonight - not bad considering. I bum a redneck for a ride to the 7-11 with the promise I'll buy him a brew. Get back and hang out. Write this and listen to Hüsker Dü and Meat Puppets. To bed.
KXCI is still on the air. I'm not sure whether we stayed at the party house or went back to Sue's for the night. At least we got to play a show.Posted by Dean at August 11, 1985 10:51 PM