B.A.D. Backstage Pass – 1987

B.A.D. Backstage Pass - 1987
“It was 20 [or perhaps almost 30] years ago today…” — The Beatles
 
On April 22, 1987 Peter Dolan and I were standing on the corner of Irving Plaza and E. 15th Street, nursing pints of Guinness. We were trying to get tickets to the sold out Big Audio Dynamite show that evening.
 
Here is how Pete remembered it in a message to me years later, great stuff – “Mick and Don” are of course Mick Jones and Don Letts. They got out of a yellow cab and walked right past us:
 
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That was a great night, and a great show. I remember, we headed up there; the show was sold out, and the scalpers were asking crazy prices. We saw Mick and Don exit the cab, and you shouted, “Hey, Mick, we want to see the show, but the scalper’s prices are crazy.”
 
We were standing there for a while, mulling whether it was worth paying what they were asking, when a guy came up to us – “You guys want to see the show? I got back stage passes. Twenty bucks each. I can’t do the deal here though, we have to go around the corner.”
And he offered us these stick-on patches, for $20 each.
 
It seemed kind of dodgy, and I half thought we were going to get ripped off, but he said “Put these on and I’ll walk you in.” So we paid him, and he led us in through the stage entrance, and it was an amazing show. I think one of the encores was a cover of Prince’s 1999, unless I’m thinking of another B.A.D show. But in any case, it was one of the best shows I’d ever seen.
 
So now it’s almost 30 years later, and for the first time, it occurs to me… did Mick or Don send that roadie out to offer us a way in?
 
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Well, today I found my backstage pass, stuck to the back of my favourite BAD album, “Number 10 Upping Street”. Pete and I never did go backstage in case you’re wondering. I can’t say why…
 

New Order at Radio City – Sold Out

New Order at Radio City - Sold Out
Superior performance. In the old days Bernie would exhibit no emotion – see the video ‘Pumped Full of Drugs (PFD)’ if you’re not familiar with their early persona(s). Last night Bernie was dancing, clapping his hands, joking with the audience, etc. Phil Cunningham on keyboards and guitar is a great addition to the lineup and Tom Chapman (bass) played all of Hooky’s lines perfectly. The core members: Bernie, Stephen and Gillian were just plain great. As a keyboard player I love Gillian, she’s not Rick Wakeman but she is perfect for New Order. Great show, the encores were a very nice tribute to Ian Curtis. “Joy Division Forever” indeed. Here is the setlist:
 
New Order at Radio City Music Hall
13 April 2017
 
Singularity
Regret
Love Vigilantes
Crystal
Restless
Superheated
Your Silent Face
Tutti Frutti
Bizarre Love Triangle
Waiting for the Sirens’ Call
Plastic
The Perfect Kiss
True Faith
Blue Monday
Temptation
 
Encore:
Decades
Love Will Tear Us Apart

The Haunting Of Hill House

Shot Of The Day: April 14, 2017





QOTD: No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.
— Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House
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Backstory: I don’t know what goes on in this great old house sitting atop a hill in the The Peoples Republic of Stapleton but I hope there is some dreaming involved. — TAG

Locale: Your backyard.

Equipment: Nikon D200 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Television – The Dream’s Dream: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VBKJuuN0R8


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Solve Et Coaglua

Shot Of The Day: April 13, 2017





QOTD: Solve et coagula.
— Tuxedomoon (and Various Other Alchemists)
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Backstory: This here is the steering wheel I found on the body of a 1954 Chevy. I dedicate it to a crazy driver who almost ran me down last week – better luck next time! — TAG

Locale: As far as a locale goes, I’m sure to steer you wrong.

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Tuxedomoon – Desire: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyRGtTzj440


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