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    Basement Tapes, Seabrook, Texas, ca. 1986

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    May 31, '06 6:46 PM EST

    It is amazing what one can find on the internet ... for example, today I happened to stumble across a podcast directory for New England-based Madragora Records. Go to this link, and go to the Madragora Records podcast (labeled WeirdPod006) and look at the podcast directory. Song #6 is "tURDSTONE", by a band called Devil Donkey, one of the many bands I played in while in high school. One you download the podcast, try to find the song. It is a poor recording, with heavy drums and thin-sounding guitars and bass. There's a guy screaming over the din.

    The bass player was me. That song was recorded in August 1986 (20 years ago -- GASP!!!), in my friend Gary's living room. I was just learning how to play bass (you can tell by listening to it).

    I listened to the podcast, and immediately felt nostalgic for that time -- I was a chubby sophomore at Clear Lake High School in Houston, very shy, and very into the minutemen and Hüsker Dü. It's been a very long time since I have heard any recordings I made during my teenaged years, and it was very appropriate that the one recording I found online was the very first recording I ever made.

    So, if you are patient, and can find the song, you will hear an instant of a fifteen year-old Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke playing a tattered, barely-tuned Ibanez Roadstar Bass.

    Yes ... I was young once.


    • vado retro

      wish we had
      a joint so baaad

      May 31, 06 7:13 pm  · 
      Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke

      Vado's gettin' down ... Tommy Iommi style

      Jun 2, 06 10:39 am  · 
      vado retro

      the only recording i have of this era...
      is vado retro at the new carlisle homecoming dance 1976.
      three songs are on a tape...
      todd rundgren's "slut"
      an awesome cover of shocking blue's "venus"
      and alice cooper's "i'm eighteen"
      recorded on a cassete deck
      tunes that were not recorded-
      moonage daydream
      ziggy stardust
      search and destroy
      i got you babe(dictators version)
      and a 15 minute version of johnny b. goode with an annotated history of rock n roll starting with the caveman.

      Jun 3, 06 2:25 pm  · 

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