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The Dirty Knobs — F*ck That Guy

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29.October.2020
The Dirty Knobs
“F*ck That Guy”
2020

Mike Campbell is to rock and roll and guitars as Martha Stewart is entertaining and cooking — flawless and brilliant.

Both know what they do well, and they stick to it and make every attempt to level up at their craft.

Serving as Tom Petty’s right hand for, well, forever, Mike Campbell became proficient at many things in addition to guitar playing — producing and songwriting being chief among them.

In between Petty projects and other side gigs, Campbell formed The Dirty Knobs with guitarist Jason Sinay, bassist Lance Morrison and drummer Matt Laug and mainly stuck to playing around Los Angeles. …


Green — Elaine MacKenzie

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Green — Elaine MacKenzie

28.October.2020
Green
Elaine MacKenzie
1987

I remember walking from the Hoboken PATH stop on one of those ice-cold January nights to go to Maxwell’s to see this band from Chicago, Green.

I remember that, but I can’t remember the show through no fault of the band.

The blame here lies squarely with Rolling Rock, Jack Daniels …and me.

Elaine MacKenzie is the second album from Green, a power-pop trio from Chicago who, at the time, consisted of:

  • Ken Kurson — bass guitar, vocals
  • Jeff Lescher — guitar, vocals
  • Richard Clifton — drums

Vocally, if you can imagine a band that combines the best of The Kinks, The Descendants, and just a touch of Ronnie James Dio, you may have an idea of what Green sounds like. …


Get busy living or get busy dying …or both. — A story in 100 words.

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Photo by Sebastian Molina fotografía on Unsplash

Right now, I’m sitting outside a hospital, doing reconnaissance. Most people in my trade hate this; I do not.

I should explain.
I kill people.
For a living.

Not sure how Katie knows this, but she does.

Sometimes I work for the government
Sometimes I freelance.

Freelancing, I usually only kill people with a terminal illness.
I may be dead inside, but I do have some standards.
I rarely make an exception.

For Katie, I made an exception.

Although I doubt she knew what she was asking.

There’s nothing weaker than a guy who hits a woman.
Fuck that guy.

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