Upon My Wicked Son Photoshoot: The Backstory

Photo by Reggie Ige 1990

I happened upon this old test Polaroid from the photoshoot of 'Upon My Wicked Son'.

There Is A Story Behind This Picture.
Of course there is.
But, long story short? I can't tell it here…

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A Lot More Love. A free download for you. 

Happy new year. A gift for you.

Why this song? 

I could have used a lot more love - The idea behind the lyric seems simple. At first listen, it appears it is a lament where I wish I had…

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THE LOST WALL OF VOODOO ALBUM COVER

Mount Schtick-More by Drew Friedman. 


1985: 
Lords of the New Church front man, label mate, and friend Stiv Bators tells me the following: 

"If IRS Records ever suggests you guys do a live record, your days are numbered. They'll say…

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It's Not a Negative No

The Song of Music Business Executives Who Reject  An Artistic Endeavor By Applying Positive Reinforcement 
       The Backstory

In the 1980s, an artist needed a record contract. We were dependent on the cash advance that would pay for recording at a…

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A LONG LOST SONG DISCOVERED! 

(These Times Are) Crazy-Crazy​  
Johnette Napolitano, Wire Train, Andy Prieboy. 
1993 

Where I found it: 

While digitizing hundreds of old tapes, I happened upon this song in an unmarked cassette. 
My jaw dropped. I had completely forgotten it. 

Johnette is…

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Footnotes

"Footnotes " came to me in a roundabout fashion.  

A while back, a friend of mine was very ill. To cheer him up, I would make recordings. Informal. Songs of mine or cover songs. That sort of thing. One…

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Build a Better Garden

BUILD A BETTER GARDEN has a history almost as long as the Book of Genesis itself. 

The original was written about 1993. It took me many weeks and cigarettes to write. In those pre-google days, I put together the list…

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