Thursday, May 31, 2007
Shortly after Placid Quake lost their fortune to a crooked tour manager (and their tour bus off a ferry to Sicily), my therapist suggested I keep The Quake alive by writing the band name everywhere I could. So here's a list of some of the places:
Study carrels in Love Library in Lincoln Nebraska.
On the side of a Crouse Cartage truck (I didn't do this one)
On the side of a Georgia Pacific owned grain hopper car (didn't do this one either)
Inside a 20,000 gallon fuel tank onboard the USS America, rest her soul, which is now lying below 6,000 feet of Atlantic brine.
Inside a London Tube station.
Under a desk in several New York hotel rooms.
Under a desk in a London hotel room.
Under desks at the University of Virginia, Ga Tech's library, a San Francisco hotel room, an Ann Arbor hotel room, a Maine campground, under a vinyl floor at the University of Virginia hospital, in the rafters of a new MRI building at UVA, in the rafters of a Math and Science research center in Millbrook, NY, under a desk at Syracuse, in the missile magazine onboard the ex-USS Dahlgren, In a Miami hotel room, on about half the 2x4's sold at Berry Lumber from 1984-1986...
Where have you written "Placid Quake?"
Inquiring minds want to know.
The other day, I swear people, it was just the other day...
I was chatting with Brian from Placid Quake. And he reminded me that the cyber site where Placid Quake used to reside has been taken down as part of a sting on anti-trust issues, copyright infringment stemming from the Tremor Boys' use of tight parachute pants during their 1986 Euro Tour, and innuendos of child photography...whatever that means.
So, I'm resurrecting the electronic narcissism we call blogging, out of deference to the band that was once Western Iowa's premier Rock and Roll foursome.
So join me in a shout out to boys who brought so many things to our lives: Hearing loss being just one of them.
Vic Barry - Rolling Stone Magazine