It wasn't quite Shit Week II, but it might as well have been. Just before my, er, "event", San Diego suffered the loss of two true believers from back in the day. Frank Gutch, the owner of one of the very few independent record stores, and Kit Johnson, a super fan turned front woman of her own band, Pharmacy. Then, the day after returning home, word came that Tony Kinman, bassist and co-lead vocalist of the Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation, passed from cancer. Kinman was from Carlsbad, just about forty miles from here and the Dils were one of the first punk bands to play in San Diego. The very first punk show to be exact, a show that was organized at meetings at Gutch's store, and attended by Kit who was scene fixture from day one. All that shit tied together, with my own near miss, made for a very personal Shit Week II. I'll probably touch on all three in the coming days, but it's too much to cover in one post. Right now I just want to fucking wig out and listen to some favorites, you know, chicken soup shit. Don and Dewey were posted just a few months ago but, fuck it, they fit that bill handily.
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Don and Dewey - Jungle Hop mp3 at The Adios Lounge
Don and Dewey - Justine mp3 at Diddy Wah
Don and Dewey - Bim Bam mp3 at Diddy Wah
Don and Dewey - Farmer John mp3 at Rock Town Hall