Well here we go, this'll go to show what a small world it is. A week or so ago, there was a comment left on the post about Moondog, from a guy in Norway who wanted to let me know that his twelve year-old son was looking over his shoulder while he was checking that post out, and ended up giving a presentation about Moondog to his English class. Oh, to be a fly on the classroom wall during that, right? I'm not lying when I say that it made my week just thinking about it.
Yesterday, the same guy, whom I now know as Espen Egeland, left a comment on an old Gravedigger V post, mentioning that his band had opened for them a while back. Gravedigger V is a garage band I'm very familiar with, having seen them on a regular basis back in the eighties, when they were part of the San Diego garage scene that also spawned the Tell-Tale Hearts. So, I thought, what the hell, let's dig a little deeper. I go to his band's Facebook page and before I even check out what they sound like I see a post about a recent issue of Ugly Things, a magazine put out by Mike Stax, a guy who I've known for roughly...let's just say decades. So, things are all in place for me to check out his band. Guess what? They rip.
I love it when this sort of stuff happens. Because this twelve year-old from Norway, whom I now know as Isak, took the initiative to do a report on Moondog, his classmates were turned onto Moondog, and I was serendipitously turned me on to his dad's band.
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