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Julie (Bowers) Lahr
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  • Fishers, IN
  • United States
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Indiana Scene Report July 1986 (Part 2)

"LOL I don't remember writing this...."
Feb 26, 2009
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joe r

"Thanks for the update on Steve Nieman--I've often wondered where he is and what he's up to these days. I knew him circa 1989-91, when I was working at Mugwumps and he was living up at 21st and Talbott with Beverly Roche and some other folk."
Feb 6, 2009

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Don't Play Anything
About Me
Married. 3 daughters. Happy This is so much better than a high school reunion. I actually know people here. My connection to most people here would have been over 20 years ago. Broadripple. Cafe Esspresso.
What city are you from?
Indianapolis

My Story

++1983-84. Anne Johnstone introduced me to Spencer Sundell.Sometime in there I went with Spencer and Anne to Bloomington to Ricky's Canteena. I think it was the Vandals, MIA, ??? What I remember from that night was Mike Whybark flying across the parking lot saying "I'm Mike. Who the hell are you?" He was grinning from ear to ear. I was smitten.
++I got my first job ever at Cosmo's Pizza. Yukki worked there and Marvin worked there. They had all ages shows. I loved it. I saw the Zero Boys there. There were shows every weekend in all sorts of hole in the walls. Anybody could put on a show. Spencer and Greyson had one in Greyson's Moms garage!
++My next job was at Cafe Esspresso. I loved being the barrista. John Ferrell and Charlie. Many nights when we closed we would go to the Alley Cat. Remember, I was only 17 or 18 then. I thought I was so cool.
++After high school I followed Spencer to Chicago. That was short lived. I partied too much. I sucked as a room mate. Poor Spencer would come home from work and I would have all these skin heads over to get drunk. Eventually I took off for Detriot then NY. It sucked. Squatted at someplace with some people. Spent most of the time very drunk and scared. Trying to be cool.
++Went back to Chicago and inflicted even more harm on my roomate. Hitch hiked to California. Pan handled my way up the coast. More stupid, humiliating behavoir.
++I came back to Indy and tried to pull myself together. I would go to shows, claim to be 'staight edge'. That would last a week or two. I spent the next two years trying to get it together, but most of what I remember is hazy at best. I remember the acid and following the dead for a few shows. I remember destroying most of my friendships. I remember trying to reinvent myself and failing. I ended up in Tri-county mental health. Seemed appropriate to end up in the looney bin.
++Finally sober, I married Bill Levin. ....it seemed like the thing to do. He asked. We were on tour with GWAR. We were in Vegas. Then we did the Ritz. Then JOT. Then Beautiful Zoo Gods. Then I did Beauty School. I can say in all honesty it was never dull. A few years later. A couple of kids later. I think I really wanted less excitement.
++I hung up my cool card. I faded into a normal person. I married the nicest guy in the world and the bonus is that he is from someplace away from Broadripple. We bought a 100 year old schoolhouse in the counrty 10 years ago(now a part of Fishers). I have a vegtable garden and berries. Its quiet. We have a 6 year old daughter. I just celebrated 19 years clean and sober.
++I still do hair. I have a small shop in Fishers called Balance Hair Art. I also work for Redken NY doing hair shows(just like rock shows) and corporate training. I love to travel. well. thats it on the short version.

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Outrageous Band Names ( real or made up)

I thought it would be fun to list the wild names people have considered using or have used for bands. My favorite REAL band name is Pontious Pilot and the Nail Drivers. Spencer, Greyson??? who else was in it? One of my clients wants to have an all girl band of middle aged women and call it Sheila and the Ovarian Cysts....HAHAHA...

Posted on August 15, 2008 at 3:52pm — 23 Comments

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At 4:19pm on September 8, 2008, John P. Strohm said…
Thanks for the kind words.
At 5:50pm on August 13, 2008, jonee quest said…
Great seeing you the other night.
Fanx valotte for those pics, I'll repost 'em once I get 'em doctored up.
At 12:43pm on August 13, 2008, LUMPY REPELLENT said…
Thanks for coming out! Watch for a KromeJob show; WE ARE COMING to your area.
At 5:59pm on August 9, 2008, Marvin P. Goldstein said…
Give me some time! Still trying to figure out how to book again. There are so many clubs and promoters now, I still need to figure out what my goals are. Thanks for coming out. It was good to see you, and to meet your husband.
At 2:22pm on August 5, 2008, Marvin P. Goldstein said…
Nah, you are totally wrong on the Samhain show! First of all, they were originally booked @ Cosmos with the Zero Boys, we had a packed house. They proceeded to pull in late, saw that it was a pizza joint, then left. When I booked the Compound gig, they begged me to do it. I didn't want to due to the prior incident. It was $400, they wouldn't accept any less, so I borrowed the balance from my girlfriends stripper sister who was dating Pratt at the time. They did threaten me, no gun involved and Bill had nothing to do with it! Your memory is foggy! See ya @ the Repellents Friday? I don't think Danzig will show up!
At 8:13pm on August 4, 2008, Mary Horne Snaden said…
I thought I was going to die I missed you all so much when I moved away. Then, I met a boy. I didn't stop complaining about missing Indy until my daughter was born.

You've posted a lot of pictures, but I didn't see any of me. I'm not sure if I have any. I've moved so much that stuff just gets misplaced.

You've made a good life for yourself too.
At 1:25pm on July 11, 2008, Tim McDuff said…
I'm not sure of the complete background story on Samhain, maybe Marvin can set the record straight.. They were coming up from Memphis probably in route to Chicago.. I do remember that for a Compound show Samhain was probably the highest ticket price anyone paid for a show there and the crowd size was pretty decent.. There was a lot of back and forth negotiations between those guys and Marvin and they were making threats of this that and the other.. boy aren't you the model Fisher's housewife these days..
At 7:02am on July 11, 2008, Marvin P. Goldstein said…
Repellents @ Radio Radio on August 8th!
At 7:58pm on July 4, 2008, mike stancombe said…
WE RACE ALL OVER THE STATES. I HOPE TO GO TO EUROPE SOMETIME SOON AND RACE OVER THERE. LAST PART OF MY DREAM. I RUN 2 DIFFERENT BOATS AT THE RACES. OURS, AND I THROTTLE FOR ANOTHER TEAM. YOU TELL ME WHEN AND WHERE AND I WILL BE THERE. IT IS GREAT TO FIND OLD FRIENDS.
BTW, I AM QUITE PROUD OF THE LITTLE GUY
At 3:56pm on July 4, 2008, mike stancombe said…

MY BABY BOY
 
 
 

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