MIKE WATT


events archived
july 2009 october 2009

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:13:21 -0700

but the gig tomorrow is:

mike watt + the missingmen

tom watson: guitar
raul morales: drums

friday, july 17 at 9 pm
at harold's place
http://www.yelp.com/biz/B-pK-Mrym6UCDKt5aXUQCg
1908 s. pacific av.
san pedro, ca
(310) 832-5503
FREE ADMISSION!

- - - - -

the july 11th edition of the
watt from pedro show up now
w/on-air guests skipper jeff,
bob stires, peak + david:

http://twfps.com

- - - - -

new _unknown instructors_ album (our third
one) called "funland" out now! check:

http://tinyurl.com/lgb6yf

guitar: joe baiza
drums: george hurley
bass: watt
poems: dan mcguire, david thomas,
raymond pettibon + watt

here's a recent review:

http://tinyurl.com/mfe8ud



dirty laundry watt piece:

http://www.dirtylaundry.tv/mike_watt_part3.html


Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 13:59:57 -0700

internet radio interview w/watt tonight (sunday july 19 at 9:45 pm 
u.s. eastern time) on wers...

listen here:

http://www.elkhartrecording.com


 

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:41:28 -0700

From: bofus? <bofus@mindspring.com>

 

the emma goldman bust-out brigade



http://hootpage.com/devin_hoff+mike_watt.jpg

watt joins bassist devin hoff in

a benefit for leonard peltier

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Peltier

thursday, july 23 at 8 pm

at submission

http://www.sf-submission.com

2183 mission st.

san francisco, ca

(415) 255-7227

pass on the word if so inclined...

 


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:29:18 -0700
From: bofus? 
people,

so great playing w/devin in s.f. last night!



now I play closer to my pedro town!

mike watt + the missingmen

TONIGHT! friday, july 24 at 11 pm
at the redwood bar + grill
http://www.theredwoodbar.com
316 w. 2nd st.
los angeles, ca
(213) 680-2600

and tomorrow I fly to nyc cuz I was invited to this:

25th anniversary celebration of the
minutemen's "double nickels on the dime"

http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#Event/76663

saturday, july 25 at 8 pm
at the bowery poetry club
308 bowery
new york, ny
(212) 614-0505

I record w/dougie bowne, nels cline + yuka honda a few days later





the july 21, 2009 editon of
the watt from pedro show
w/guest thalia ferreira at:

http://twfps.com



Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 09:31:30 -0400

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

 

 

hey people,

weather in my pedro town... weather in new york city here - maybe a
little different? FUCKING BIG TIME! but I ain't gonna let oppressive
sweaty relentless beatdown put a chokehold on me from coming together
w/my friends do this album which was stirred on by most kind invite of
brother m ward for this gig saturday:

doing their first gig as _floored by four_
dougie bowne and yuka honda
along w/nels cline and mike watt

saturday, august 1 at 7 pm
for the summerstage series
http://www.summerstage.org/index1.aspx?BD=21384
at rumsey playfield
http://www.summerstage.org/index1.aspx?BD=18302
central park (manhattan)
new york, ny
(212) 360-2777
for free

us in the studio at the end of yesterday's work:


 

 



we try to get other half today! these are righteous cats.

also I'm very grateful to have shared radio show w/richard hell
monday! hear it here:

http://twfps.com

I was awkward but richard was very patient w/me.



grateful watt



Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:32:27 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

 

 

a gig w/each of my "men" trios this weekend!

mike watt + the secondmen

w/the zeros! wow!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdeGc04sKio

friday, august 7 at 10 pm
at the redwood bar + grill
http://www.theredwoodbar.com
316 w. 2nd st.
los angeles, ca
(213) 680-2600

and

mike watt + the missingmen

sunday, august 9 at 5 pm
at liquid kitty
http://www.liquidkitty.com
11780 w. pico bl.
los angeles, ca
(310) 473-3707


- - - - -

the july 27th edition of the
watt from pedro show up now
w/on-air guest richard hell:

http://twfps.com

 

 

 


 



new _unknown instructors_ album (our third
one) called "funland" out now! check:

http://tinyurl.com/lgb6yf

guitar: joe baiza
drums: george hurley
bass: watt
poems: dan mcguire, david thomas,
raymond pettibon + watt

here's a recent review:

http://tinyurl.com/mfe8ud

 

 

 

 

 


Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:56:22 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

 

 


people,

very lucky to have talks w/these great music men, BIG RESPECT to them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashied_Ali

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_paul

and now they make music in the heavens

when I met mr rashied, he had a turtle shell for a hat! and great
coltrane stories...

even got mr les to sign my les paul signature bass!

 


 



http://www.flyguitars.com/graphics/mikewatt73LPsig.jpg
http://www.flyguitars.com/interviews/mikewatt5.php

"keep pickin!" - I use fingers! maybe he was trying to tell me
something...

he told me lots of stuff - about being in bing crosby's trio,
designing capitol
records hollywood studio and someone spacing and forgetting to put in
the
echo chambers! he stuck the donut he was chowing right on his wammy
bar to spiel w/me!


tonight I play in san francisco w/folks I have never done a gig
w/before:


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/12/NS89194HEO.DTL

http://www.hemlocktavern.com/prog_guide.php?adate_id=2009-08-14

and then tomorrow FREE in my pedro town w/pete + raul

mike watt + the missingsecondmen
saturday, august 15 at 9 pm
at harold's place
http://tinyurl.com/kod8b6
1908 s. pacific av.
san pedro, ca
(310) 832-5503
FREE admission!

getting to share the stage (deck?) w/band that had huge HUGE
influence on us young minutemen, THE URINALS! whoa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Urinals


"funland" - latest unknown instructors album out

http://www.punknews.org/review/8559

though they got my spiel wrong! should be:

maybe transcend
a brutal reality
I guess it was time
for me to find
you
and dance
w/your mind
maji yabai

(it's ok though... I mumble like idiot)


aug 10, 2009 watt from pedro show up now:

http://twfps.com



Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:01:22 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

folks,

I leave a week from tomorrow for thirteen days in tokyo but before
that I have six so cal gigs in the next five days:

dos

OUR FIRST GIG IN NINE MONTHS!!!

http://www.myspace.com/dosasintwo

TONIGHT! tuesday, august 18 at 9 pm SHARP!
at echo curio
http://www.echocurio.com/Cabinet.html
1519 sunset bl.
echo park, ca
(213) 977-1279

then I drive over to long beach for...

al qaeda (w/mike watt)

http://www.myspace.com/theealqaeda

watt collaborating on bass in some live situations
w/these folks from san francisco (they are a band)

TONIGHT! tuesday, august 18 at 11 pm
at the prospector
http://www.myspace.com/theprospectorlongbeach
2400 e. 7th st.
long beach, ca
(562) 438-3839

wednesday, august 19 at 11 pm
at the che cafe collective
http://checafe.ucsd.edu
building 161 on the ucsd campus
la jolla, ca
(858) 534-2311

thursday, august 20 at 10 pm
at echo curio
http://www.echocurio.com/Cabinet.html
1519 sunset bl.
echo park, ca
(213) 680-2600



mike watt + the missingmen

friday, august 21 at 10 pm
at the blvd cafe and bar
http://theblvdcafeandbar.net
2631 whittier bl.
boyle heights, ca
(323) 261-3090



mike watt + the secondmen

saturday, august 22 at 10 pm
at the cellar
http://www.thecellarlbc.com
201 e. broadway
long beach, ca
(562) 495-9000



every morning lately has had a gray blankie smothering the sunrise,
aaaaarrrrrggggg!

 


 


Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 07:24:15 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 


friends,

I have three gigs coming up in tokyo:

jim o'rourke + mike watt

http://hootpage.com/orourke+watt-081220.jpg

in a quartet w/akira sakata and pikachu

http://www.warabi.ne.jp/~daphnia-pulex/english/e_profile.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrirampo

tuesday, september 1 at 6:30 pm
at fever
http://www.fever-popo.com
setagaya-ku
tokyo, japan
+81 03 6304 7899



brother's sister's daughter

http://www.myspace.com/brotherssistersdaughter

"kill yr tv 09" release party

http://www.myspace.com/killyourtvalternative

wednesday, september 2 at 6:30 pm
at o-nest
http://shibuya-o.com/category/nest
shibuya
tokyo, japan
+81 03 3462 4420



mi-gu

http://www.myspace.com/migumusic

"pulling from above" release party

http://www.office-augusta.com/araki/information_araki.html

(I do guest performance w/them)

tuesday, september 8 at 6:30 pm
at daikanyama unit
http://www.unit-tokyo.com
shibuya
tokyo, japan
+81 03 5459 8630


hope everyone can make it to these.

I also record duo album w/jim o'rourke, big respect to him.

I get back to my pedro town september ninth.



on bass, watt



p.s. me and brother taka having quiet discussion during gig (we are
discussing gentle things):

 


 

note that tom is somewhat aroused

 

 


Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 17:28:49 +0900

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

friends,

there was an election here...

 


 


http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20090831x2.html

 

 


I learned much from mr jim in the studio and from his words outside of
it...

 


 


I fouled up and failed to use courage - I got afraid and blew one gig
but got it together for next one (arigato mr shimmy/ms yuko and again
mr jim) - two more to go... all important experiences. I am grateful.

the chow here is righteous... and so are the good friends. much
respect.

there were even two days of weather like my pedro town!


mike-san





http://hootpage.com

 

 

 


Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 16:08:16 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

mateys,

thar's three three's be nine... three nines be t'day and I be back now
from tokyo trip eight hours 'fore I left (that being the magic of time
zones).

astounding gig last night... t'was a pants-shitter for me but
beautiful mi-gu folks pulled me on up w/'em, righteous they are!

http://216.246.55.162/~beardcom/pirate/

now nine days from tomorrow be:

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

but I tell you now so you can ready youselves. actually, I'm believing
there should be one day a year only where we DON'T talk like pirates
but for now I don't hold sway.

speaking of such things nautical, I'm w/me missingmen on a boat that
will sail in our harbor whiles we play:

friday, sep eleven
shove off at 8:30 pm
rocket boat
http://www.myspace.com/lbpartyboat
423 shoreline village dr.
long beach, ca
(562) 437-6253

join us aboard, aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh



watt


http://hootpage.com

 

 



Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:58:35 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

yeah, back!

 

 





Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:12:17 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

two w/my missingmen (tom + raul):

very important cause!
much respect to richie hass
sunday, september 20 at 6:30 pm
benefit for the international myeloma foundation
http://myeloma.org
at the knitting factory
http://www.knittingfactory.com
7021 hollywood bl.
hollywood, ca
(323) 463-0204


and then first time in the desert since back
w/d. boon + georgie twentysix years ago

saturday, september 19 at 10 pm
at the joshua tree saloon
http://www.thejoshuatreesaloon.com
61835 29 palms highway
joshua tree, ca
(760) 366-2250



the sep 13, 2009 edition of the watt
from pedro show w/guests skipper jeff,
bob stires + laurie up now at:

http://twfps.com

 

 



Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:21:28 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 


a'gin I be remindin' ya:

http://features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2009/09/18/talk-like-a-pirate-day-2009-arrrrrrr-you-ready/

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-09/10/great-geek-debates-pirates-vs-ninja.aspx

http://www.piratejokes.net/jokes/all?srt=a_rate

 

 



Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:44:18 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

summer's gone...

 

and fall is on...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox

 

 

 



Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:51:07 -0700

people,

BIG respect from watt...

john coltrane's b-day today!

 


 

 



him sharing thoughts in this interview
(november 1966, in seven parts):

http://tinyurl.com/navehx

http://tinyurl.com/l4zfod

http://tinyurl.com/llvuea

http://tinyurl.com/m2x9ux

http://tinyurl.com/lbfe7r

http://tinyurl.com/nry3tc

http://tinyurl.com/kp8g5l

 


Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:28:30 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

brother steve's b-day today!

 

 

people,

stooges saxman brother
steve mackay was born
sixty years ago today!

http://stevemackay.org

we celebrate big time tonight
w/last gig I do w/tom and raul for
the next few months - they go
and support lou barlow and I
will miss them so I play crazy
and wild, for brother steve too
- he will join us for insane jam!

mike watt + the missingmen

TONIGHT!
friday, september 25 at 11 pm
at the redwood bar + grill
http://www.theredwoodbar.com
316 w. 2nd st.
los angeles, ca
(213) 680-2600

 

 



Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 14:06:24 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

don waller wants you to know...

 

Ų     
>  Don Waller here.

>  'Twas the last night of summer and the
>  Imperial Dogs website was finally as live! as
>  the hour-long performance at Cal State Long
>  Beach that was captured on videotape way back
>  on October 30, 1974. This vintage video has
>  been converted to a DVD and is now available
>  exclusively from the I-Dogs website.

>  Please check out
http://theimperialdogs.com
>  -- I think you'll dig it -- and feel free to
>  talk about/direct traffic to the site.

>  Remember: the band members were all from
>  north Torrance & Carson. Don was an O.G.
>  staffer of the Back Door Man fanzine and
>  record label (the Zippers, the Pop, and a
>  posthumous 45 by the I-Dogs 'cause the Blue
>  Oyster Cult reworked & recorded the I-Dogs'
>  original version of "This Ain't The Summer Of
>  Love," which would later be covered by the
>  Nomads/Screamin' Dizbusters, the U.V.'s, L7,
>  and Lizzy Borden.)

>  We were banned from Gazarri's for life. We
>  also played Rodney's English Disco twice
>  (Iggy Pop caught the first of these shows and
>  there's a color photo of him watching us from
>  the audience in the deluxe, 20-page booklet.)
>  We also put all those other so-called "proto
>  punk" bands in a pipe and SMOKE 'em! (We
>  pre-date Rocket From The Tombs and even Radio
>  Birdman).

>  There is ab-soul-utely nuthin' like this
>  footage. Ask Nels Cline or Byron Coley, both
>  of whom have seen the thing.

>  Obviously, I'm selling this DVD myself in
>  true punk D.I.Y. so anything you can do to
>  help out a fellow South Bay homeboy would be
>  most appreciated.

>  -- Don

 

 


 



I have two gigs this weekend also:

mike watt + the secondmen

featuring original secondmen
pete mazich and jerry trebotic

friday, october 2 at 10 pm
at the sis (stars in the sky) bar
http://losangeles.citysearch.com/profile/44451816/wilmington_ca/stars_in_the_sky.html
326 n. avalon bl.
wilmington, ca
(310) 830-4440

 


 




hellride

a cranking raunch coltrane take on a
stooges point of view w/perk and peter

saturday, october 3 at 5:30 pm
celebrating the opening of the venice skate park
http://skateparks.com/envision.php?nid=116#top
at kristen klausterman's art studio/gallery
27 market st.
venice, ca

 

 

 


Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 08:14:22 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

women r not small men

 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLNrGjdY21c

respect to mr stevie!

 

 

 



Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 10:58:17 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

kid congo powers - yeah!!!

 


yeah!!!

people, me and my secondmen get to share the stage
w/the righteous kid congo powers saturday in orange county!

http://www.kidcongopowers.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Congo_Powers

and dj howie pyro - much respect!

http://garagepunk.ning.com/profile/HowiePyro

 

 


 

 



saturday, october 10 at 11 pm
at the juke joint
http://www.myspace.com/thejukejoint
735 n. anaheim bl.
anaheim, ca
(714) 778-1397


we're gonna have to blow it up!

(or blow it out)

 

 


 

 






the oct 5, 2009 edition of
the watt from pedro show
up now at:

http://twfps.com



Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 19:01:54 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

sunrise in pedro - oct 9, 2009

 

 



Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 06:13:47 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

brendan mullen big respect

 

dear friends,

brendan mullen was always very kind to me... in the old days, always a
kindness and interest. when the band before the minutemen made two
cassettes of a prac (only recording of them), I gave one to brendan -
he was only person to get cuz the other got kept in a drawer. ever
since old days we'd have huge spiels together, lots. intelligent man.
helpful man. drummerman too. he'd call me w/ideas all the time... more
recent was to make album... now there's no time. fuck. he was great
cat, great cat! big love always to him from mike watt. he touched many
folks' lives...

 

 

 


 

 



big loss for our team - missing you!


http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-brendan-mullen13-2009oct13,0,4056471.story


http://larecord.com/interviews/2007/11/08/brendan-mullen-ah-here-come-the-punks/

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118009842.html

 

 

 


Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:23:40 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

Fwd: Significant Objects story contest -- hosted by Slate

 

Subject: Significant Objects story contest -- hosted by Slate

http://www.slate.com/id/2231262/

Dear friends,

Sorry for the mass email, but Slate.com's SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS STORY
CONTEST ends tomorrow. I'm hoping you'll help me spread the word about
it! Twitter, Facebook, blogging -- all appreciated. Also, please
forward this email to friends who might want to enter the contest.

One story (of 500 words or fewer) in which the BBQ Sauce Jar shown here
plays an important role will be selected by Slate's editors (plus me
and Rob Walker, from the Significant Objects project). The winning
entry will be published by Slate and Significant Objects. Entries must
be submitted by 5 pm on Oct. 16 (Friday, tomorrow). All details about
the contest are at the URL above. Thanks!

Josh

http://www.slate.com/id/2231262/

 

 


 

 



http://www.slate.com/id/2231262/

PS: Stay tuned! Next week, Significant Objects will publish three
cartoon stories about objects submitted by students at James Sturm's
Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. And at
some point early next month, we'll publish our 100th story and call it
quits.


***
Joshua Glenn

* Matthew Battles and I are coediting
http://Hilobrow.com
* Rob Walker and I are running the Significant Objects project
(
http://significantobjects.com)

 

 


Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:25:33 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

secondmen tomorrow and saturday

 

mike watt + the secondmen

featuring original secondmen
pete mazich and jerry trebotic

friday, october 16 at 11 pm
at the redwood bar + grill
http://www.theredwoodbar.com
316 w. 2nd st.
los angeles, ca
(213) 680-2600

 

 


 

 

 


saturday, october 17 at 8 pm
at harlow's
http://www.harlows.com
2708 j st.
sacramento, ca
(916) 441-4693

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



the oct 13, 2009 edition of the watt
from pedro show up now at:

http://twfps.com


 


Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:50:59 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

sunrise in pedro - oct 16, 2009

 

 



Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 06:41:45 -0700

From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com

 

 

cover of "political song for michael jackson to sing" video

 

 

hey people,

nelson chan just made a video for helen money's
cello-centric cover of my "political song for michael jackson
to sing" I wrote so very long ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcaR8R1It80

very creative of both of them! my thanks their way.


also, today (monday, oct 19) I'm guest on kxlu
to do spiel at five pm, california time:

http://kxlu.com


I used camera again:

 


 






on bass, watt




http://hootpage.com


 

 






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