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Punk rock... it's the reason I can't hear anything today. Or remember anything. Bloomington... It's the reason for my delayed adulthood, and the start of my "career" as a school teacher a few years before mandatory retirement. But it was all worth it, because I got to sing "We're the Band that You Can't See" with a paper bag over my head to a crowd of confused and annoyed college students at Bullwinkles, when I was in high school.
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The Panics, Visiting Food (!), The Landlord Tenant Relationship, The, The Cute Band, Gluttons For Punishment, Johnny ESAD and the Phlegm Masters, Johnny ESAD and the Musik Killers, Johnny ESAD and the Hard Cold Lumps of Cheese, Johnny ESAD and the Men Without Jobs.... and, of course, the Doo Dads.
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At 10:09pm on January 21, 2011, John Terrill said…
Hum, you know after looking at your upload, it looks like a House of Ruins gig. I remember the 2nd and fess gig having a people all crowded on all sides of the band and dancing around like crazy people. Is there more than just the 12 minutes? Does the crowd finally take over the bandstand? I must have been tripping...
At 9:45pm on January 21, 2011, John Terrill said…
Hi Eric, lordy lordy, I don't believe it! The second and fess basement show. If I remember, total mayhem, pogo dancing like it was 1999. Some heat ducts got torn down. Man, I've been wanting to see that footage again for years. Can I believe my eyes? It still exists?  Man, there are some old dear friends that were at that show. Please, bring me a copy.
At 2:00pm on December 19, 2010, John Terrill said…

Sorry for the delay, I don't really have any way of digitizing them. Though I may be able to have them done through the same channels I am working for the Cigs stuff. You were right, I do have a box of vhs tapes that I got from you and Barge. But they haven't been transferred either. Also, didn't you have some digital 8 (?) -- or whatever it is called -- footage too? I remember you getting a smaller better resolution camera at some point. Give me a call when you get back into town, 339-4576 and we can hash it out. I'm off that whole week so I'll be around in the daytime.

At 10:53am on December 10, 2010, John Terrill said…

Hi Eric,


Thanks for the nice comment. I wish I could write like I used to but everything is just graphic art doldrums these days. I was talking with Barge the other night about trying to get you to transfer some of the best of the Walking Ruins videos that you have onto DVD-r (Windfall, Streetdance, etc.) Is this something that would be possible? I'm working on a Dancing Cigs DVD right now with a phenomenal 2 set performance of the band in it's prime around 1981. It was done by some students from the University and uses 3 cameras (though the cameras are not the best quality) Still, all in all, it is a great document of the band. Some of the tracks are up on You Tube now, check them out. Just search for Dancing Cigarettes. I've also been going through my old cassettes, lots of bands, lots of unreleased, lots of cassette only releases. I'm trying to get all of that digitized. When I get some cleaned up I'll send you a list. I have the original Gizmo's Story. I even found a demo cassette I did for a Cristy Paxton show theme I wrote and never finished.


Have a wonderful holiday!

At 8:33pm on August 15, 2010, rob patton said…
New Hampshire......I ran around Nashua when I was in the Army. My favorite state motto, " Live free our Die". Married with children I suppose? At least some of us grew up. It just takes some of us a little longer. Thanks to the net I can now keep up with what everyones doing. Once again, it takes some of us a little longer to catch up. I took the short bus you know.......
At 5:57pm on August 15, 2010, rob patton said…
yes...and you were the level headed...somewhat level headed one who kept all the crazies in check. I think during that
time I was working on somekind of sitcom idea. Porn store worker/ Pot grower character........hmmm.......who moved back in with his liberal mother and ultra-right wing father, in the age of Obama, oh....that's the one I'm working on now. I need to arrange a trip to B-town soon to see the old gang, Brewer, Barge, Terrill, ofcourse yourself. Sometime in October, fall season, when the leaves are changing.
At 1:29pm on August 31, 2009, Ross Danielson said…
wow! I figured something was up when I woke up feeling all cute as a bug!

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Hope yee and family are doing well!
At 1:36pm on November 30, 2008, BURD said…
The T-shirts were mightly appreciated-they all went but 3-my kids grabbed those-thanks Eric-wish you coulda been there. Maybe next year?
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