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Soundnotes Pick O’ The Week


Henry Rollins brought his spoken word tour to Wooly’s on Oct. 1. Rollins is an engaging speaker, and a good time was had by all who attended (uncomfortable folding chair seating aside). Some time prior to the show, local music blogger Troy Church decided to pay Rollins a visit and do a little self-promotion by handing off some swag. According to his blog, The Bigfoot Diaries, the trouble started when Church knocked on the tour bus door. From the blog:

“To my surprise, (Rollins) answered the door personally.

‘Hi Henry,’ (Church) said. ‘I have a couple gifts for you.’

‘Um… Are (you) affiliated with the venue in any way?’ He asked.



‘OK… Before we go any further let me tell you something. Never EVER fucking knock on a tour bus door, you got that? No matter what, never never never ever fucking knock. It’s an unwritten rule. You just don’t do that. Ever. Understand?’

‘OK. I’m sorry.’ I said. ‘I should have known better.’

‘I can’t emphasize enough… Never.’ He reiterated.”                

According to the blog post, things don’t really get much better as Church offers Rollins a Bigfoot Diaries T-shirt (“Do I fucking look like I wear a 2X? Look at me man.”) and a sticker with Church’s contact info (“There is NO way I’m gonna fucking call you, man.”).                

For his part, Rollins doesn’t remember it that way. In an email conversation, Rollins characteristically pulled no punches:                

“I went to his site and read (the post). It’s not nearly what happened. I didn’t use the word fuck in every sentence, nor did I have the aggressive posture that he indicates. He put an email address on the back of his sticker, and I tried to use it but it came back as wrong. He did not record the conversation, yet he makes it seem like he did. It was cheap, and also untrue, what he put on his page. His readers should understand that he is a liar and a coward.”                


Meanwhile, on the local scene, those denizens of hard rock, Superchief, have announced that lead guitarist Ricc Terranova is leaving the band. Superchief announced on its Facebook page that Terranova’s last show will be Nov. 16 at Wooly’s. Everybody in the world should show up and give him a proper salute.               

Denver, Colo., indie group the Flashbulb Fires will be playing a gig at Gas Lamp on Friday, Oct. 12. The band will be opening for Greatful Dead tribute band, The Greatest Story Ever Told. Show starts at 9 p.m., and it’s $5 at the door.                

Then on Tuesday, Oct. 16, Brother Trucker front man Andy Flemming plays at el Bait Shop at 8 p.m.                

SoundNotes Pick o’ the Week: On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Wooly’s is host to an all-ages show featuring (Hed) Pe, playing along with Dead Horse Trauma, Agony of Defeat, September and As For You. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Mahalo. CV

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