In 1967, one of America’s most original bands, The Fugs, went to Washington D.C. on a mission to levitate the Pentagon and exorcise the evil war-mongers who were expanding the Vietnam War. NOW – 50 years later, The Fugs (Ed Sanders, Scott Petito, Steve Taylor and Coby Batty) have returned to save us all from the new crop of evil-doers who have taken up residence in the White House. With the inspiration and guidance of Ed Sanders, Bob Holman, and the spirit of Tuli Kupferberg, Chuck Smith created a music video to accompany The Fugs brand-new song “Exorcism of the White House.”
OUT DEMONS OUT!!!
The Fugs will perform a live version of “Exorcism of the White House” on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., as part of a Veterans for Peace Rally.
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In all serious playfulness – it’s more important than ever for us to make art, make music, write, create! Sacred Folly!
I’m glad the Fugs are still at it!
Peace and love!
*Image above: photographer unknown – if anyone knows, please let me know
I love Richard Butler even more after seeing him perform last night. He looked so happy and sounded better than ever – and he had so much vigor!
In the video below he talks about his process of painting and the process of touring his music . He’s a delight!
Thanks for your creative soul, Mr. Butler!
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I know the feeling of not having the chance to paint because of other creative projects. I’ve been going through stacks of journals and finding quick drawings that I saved for a later time. The time is now. Below is one of my “for another time” drawings.
Videos from my musical past are starting to surface. I knew they were out there – it’s just been a long time since I’ve played or seen any live stuff.
I tried to convince myself that it was ok that I didn’t have any videos from shows I’ve done – but I have to be honest – coming across this video has really tickled me!
I remember this show. It was put on by Ivy Vale and was a tribute to Roky Erickson, founder of the 13th Floor Elevators. Ivy created these events called the Mind’s Eye, and this was the last Mind’s Eye event that I am aware of. Super groovy cuddly party vibe! I think this show happened in April, 1995, at a club called The Lion’s Den.
I think there is a video of the entire set – this is the second song of the set. It’s called Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love In) by the Chocolate Watchband.
The Halfbreeds are: Francis Cricket (Dr. Francis DiDonato)- Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jamey Evans – Drums, Backing Vocals Kate St. Claire – Bass
S. Frog (Sanford Santacroche) – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Holly Troy – Vocals
I’m back! A day late, yes, but Halloween is like Christmas. A friend from out of town was visiting, a birthday party, costume production for myself and assisting my sweetheart, meeting new people, and, the MEAT PUPPETS!!
The Meat Puppets blew me away – perfectly psychedelic with a little country and punk rock thrown in (or maybe they were perfectly punk rock country with a little psychedelic thrown in – they were just WOW). I haven’t been so happy at a show in a long time! I could not have thought of better energy to bring into my life on Samhain. Yes.
I have never had so much fun getting ready for Halloween than I did this year. Turns out J is a blast to get dressed up with. Hurray! I was a Nature Nymph and J was Fidel Castro. Much running around was had finding the right materials for Castro’s beard.
Wow! What a great day. Tonight I’m going to make a list of the things I want to let go of – and what I want to bring into my life. A quiet evening for a change.
Tomorrow night is the Day if the Dead Procession, and Sunday is my workshop Going Deep ~ Sojourn at The Underworld. (I’m so excited, there is going to be a labyrinth, and a fire, and surprises!!)
Happy Turning of the Wheel! Happy New Moon in Scorpio Solar Eclipse (use the time wisely . . . )
I designed this album cover for Parallel World’s release of The World of Acid. It is a compilation of rare tracks of acid/psych music from the 60s. I think the album is at my mother’s house, or maybe my sister’s house. Well, I can’t imagine it’s doing well.
Everything on this cover is hand-drawn; it took a really long time to do. I was traveling and really had no other choice, so I left the original artwork (24″ x 36″ on acid-free paper) with my friends at the record company. I have no idea if it still exists. Maybe my copy of the lp will turn up (and perhaps a larger jpeg, too).
Looks like this album is becoming a collector’s item.