Casa Alianza is making this URGENT appeal on behalf of DAN ELEY & his family. Dan aged 32 is in intensive care with a severe spinal injury, in Bogota Colombia, after a terrible diving accident in Leticia on New Year’s Day.
It took the local insurance company three days to get him airlifted to hospital in Bogota and the decision has been made by his family to bring him home to the UK as soon as possible via air ambulance.
Funds are urgently required to cover the cost of the air ambulance which is not covered by insurance.
Dan worked for Casa Alianza as a volunteer in Guatemala in 2006/7 followed by further volunteer work with street children in the countries that he visited whilst travelling. Dan was an exceptional volunteer …he gave so much too so many people and now it is our turn to help support him and his family at this critical time.
We pledge that 100% of donations will go direct to the HELP DAN APPEAL. Please be generous and circulate this appeal to as many people as possible:
To donate: http://www.facebook.com/l/545a9;www.justgiving.com
Saturday, 26 December 2009
"Merry, Merry Christmas Dear Ginger and Punk Globe Gang !!! All the Best for the New Year and Always!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Awesome, glad to hear it! Wish I could've been there. I just got some great news, I've been selected to be an editor for my school paper! the stuff that I write in there is mostly Op-ed, it's a different format than Punk Globe. If you'd like me to mail you a copy, I certainly will. I could not have gotten this position if not for you, Ginger. Thanks again for all of the experience and push you've given me these past couple years.
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Condolences and joy - condolences on the loss of your friend Jim Carroll and expressing my joy (if bittersweet) at the wonderful tribute to Mr. Carroll in this month's Punk Globe. outdid yourself again and I salute you. Thank you for what you do
Friday, 2 October 2009
Very cool tribute to Jim Carroll
Thursday, 1 October 2009
I love the Josie article!! I also LOVE the way you formatted it with the colors. That's sharp.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thank you so much, Ginger. Your article on Campaign For Care is thoroughly informative, beautiful, and perfectly
written. I really appreciate you going to all that bother to write about and include CFC in your prestigious
magazine. It is a great honor to be the October 2009 PUNK GLOBE Punk of the Month, I have been enjoying PUNK GLOBE
for over 25 years, never once dreamed I would become a tiny part of the long and glorious history of PG amongst the
magnificent artists and musicians you have featured throughout the years. I am forever grateful for everything you
have done for Campaign For Care, the homeless, and our family.
Campaign For Care
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
hi, this is tom the guitarist from number 9 hard. first off thank you for the review! it was fuckin rad.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
just wanna thank you for the review and the kind words about our music! Brilliant! Appreciated! And you gave me back a word I totally fucking forgot about, though it got everything to do with why I loved punk from the first show back in '79 and will keep doing so till I die... ...the word is "anti-establishment"!!!
Thank YOU for that! Stay free and be safe! Hugs! /Crossler, SMASH IT UP
Saturday, 8 August 2009
I'm a young painter and huge fan of Jim Carroll . When I finally met him (I'm shy) I realized how cool a dude he was. I owe him alot since he wrote this great review of a show of my mine last year and my career is really doing well now. I got a gallery, and the Whitney Museum has just bought 4 painting, all because of Jim's words and the fact people believe what he says. One time at breakfast in Chelsea someone brought up your name and Jim told us how sweet he thought you were & that your magazine was the definition of punk and what a great scene it was for a time back in the late 70s in S. F. We found you're mag on the web. Jim was digging it alot but then he got so sad about Brian Marnell. I don't do this type of thing much and may not check in for awhile, but I'd like to have you as a friend.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Love this months Punk Globe! The layout is awesome. Ginger, you and all your people do such an amazing job on this magazine. I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading every article and looking at every picture. Each month brings a new fun adventure. Thanks for all you do.
Love you all,
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
ginger yer the ginchiest.. sharla is web designer suprema!
billy hopeless the black halo's
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Just back from Europe.. Liv sends her love.. Had a blast!
The August issue looks fabulous the layout is great!
Friday 31st July 09
I am asking those of you who have history in the punk scene or other similiar music scenes over the years to contribute your input into a
research project I am working on for my post graduate Archiving course. I am interested in punk archives both physical and digital archives
and am looking at a digital community project, once this dissertation is finished. see link to survey: http://punkarchives.questionpro.com
Friday 31st July 09
Ginger thanks so much for a great interview! Please tell Sharla the layout looks great! Cant wait to see you again! Kisses!
Friday 31st July 09
Wow it looks fabulous! Everything is perfect. Thanks a lot, Marc
editors of Chiron Review are reading submissions for an "All Punk
to be guest-edited by Sarah Daugherty and published Dec.
Poetry, fiction, b/w line art, comics/cartoons, photos,
nonfiction, whatever should be sent via snailmail with self-addressed,
stamped envelope for reply/return to: Chiron Review, Attn: PUNK, 522 E.
South Ave., St. John, KS 67576.
Name and complete mailing address should
appear on every poem, story, etc.
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2009. Material is
copyrighted in author's/artist's name.
Payment: one contributor's copy
with 50% discount on additional copies.
(E-mail submissions are
welcome, but please include name and complete mailing address. No PDF
Chiron Review's website:http://chironreview.com
Dear Ginger.. I have been
thinking so much about you...and am so
Tickled Pink by your incredible honor!! I LOVE IT!!
I am posting it all
over my facebook page once I figure out HOW!! How are you
feeling my friend? I hope 100 percent back on track. Love you
more than you know...and am sending you these because I feel so pink
today.. If I were
there..I would give you the most massive hug EVER... So glad we
have met...you have brought so much good cheer to my life..and I want
you to know it.. XX
"Die Welle" Movie Review -- from Ron Jones
done!!! your review is informative and captures the
importance of this story. I'm going to be in Paris next week for the
opening of DIE WELLE ...get to be on tv with Danielle Miterand...will
be home following week and doing a Farley's March 24
Thank you for
your insights and reporting of the wave. Let me know if I can ever help
you with a reading or whatever... ron jones
Ginger, so happy to hear from you... and that Punk Globe is online...
please let me know next time you play S... I hope you like MILK, let me
know your thoughts once you've seen it... xoxoxo danny
sent out the email below last year and thought I would follow with an
To throw in a
little extra (for those of you are interested) I have included a link
to a "Christmas" show that was performed by my old band The Cheepskates
at an NYC nightclub named "The Dive" on December 7, 1941...er
The show has 21 tracks and begins with a slow surf instrumental that we
titled "Midnight Mass." It takes off from there and
has eleven original songs interlaced with covers
ranging from The Monkees, The Who, Animals, Yardbirds, Booker
T, Sly & the Family Stone, and even Marty
Robbins. There is also (if I don't mind saying) a killer version of
Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" towards the end of the set.
quality is pretty good and you can download the
entire set free of charge at this link: http://rapidshare.com/files/170076505/12-7-84.zip
. John Fay (The Tryfles) can be heard frequently screaming "Make it
stink!" which stems from a party and a stroll at dawn through
Central Park, and is another story altogether.
late spring of 1984, with the Cheepskates first album firmly
ensconsed on the independent charts I was speaking with our
record company president and casually mentioned the
idea of doing a Christmas LP with some of the other acts on his label.
Little did I know he had harbored this desire for quite awhile and had
been waiting for the opportunity to do just that. And by the middle of
that summer word had gone out to any band interested that Midnight
Records was going to put out a Christmas compilation in the fall.
Faubert, the tunesmith of our group penned a terrific song titled
"Christmastime With You" and we were back in the recording
studio by August. I had an idea for a surf tune that would
capture the feeling of late Christmas shopping and titled it
"Last Minute Rush." I'll never forget the picture of the band on a hot
Sunday that September, standing in front of the Music Building
on 8th Ave. I was ringing a bell shouting, "Merry Christmas" while the
others were trying to mutter anxiety laced comments, the most classic
of which comes from a stranger pushing dope (you hear it when the tune
ends and a voice shouts, "Tre bags man!").
Tryfles did an incredible number by joining the tune Gloria with In
Excelsis Deo. Jordan Tarlow, the engineer on the session once
told me he couldn't believe how the singer kept chain smoking cigarette
after cigarette while doing the choral vocals. It can only be heard to
speaking of Jordan, he and my old pal Michael Chandler team up for a
Sonics inspired track titled "Forget It", a classic Christmas Eve
"loser night" tale.
Holidaze. Believe it or not, there is a reason that people have
celebrated the beginning of winter for centuries. The days will be
getting longer once again. Father sun will return to mother earth and
we should all rejoice. Chanukah, Christmas, Quanza, call it
what you like, more daylight is better.
From Randy Jones of the Village
doin'? Thanks for the heads up on the latest PUNK GLOBE online
It's lookin' great
for the great review of The Ashamed and the advice about the band photo.
We have two other bands with albums in the works and will be sending
them to Punk Globe for review. Be on the lookout for the Dogsflesh
CD end of this month and the debut CD from Plants Eat People end of
October. Dogsflesh is a UK82 punk band heavily influenced by The Exploited
and Discharge and Plants Eat People is best described as Death Lounge
fusing old punk, ska, surf, and with an eye of newt, toe of frog, and
the kitchen sink thrown in for good measure.
for the high praise for BBAC [Beer,
Blood and Cornmeal].
All the best,
I'm directing my first movie during the month of July. I
will be in Hanford CA about an hour south of Fresno. We will be
shooting that sunday and returning that night. I will try to rally and
come to the event. But know if I don't make it that I'm totally there
in spirit. Congratulations on this incredible milestone. There aren't
many publications that can boast 30 years. Especially independent ones,
run by the same person. I think it's like you and Randolph Hearst. And
he had money.
I've been working non-stop since early March. Once the
end of July rolls around I'm gonna lay on a beach somewhere and sleep
for a month.
All the best,
To PUNK GLOBE--
has it been 30 years? Wow that's a
party i wish i could go to. punk globe
webster /the mutants
I was recently browsing the PunkGlobe website and came across the
article regarding Traci. http://punkglobe.com/tracimichaelzjuly08.html
While this is a sad event for all of us who knew him, I still am very
protective of my work and the copyrights regarding my pictures. While
the Creeps used the photos on there myspace page, I own the rights to
the photos. You may have also pulled it off some messege boards. Bottom
line is those sites had permission to use my photos.
Unfortunately being in the photo business has its downfalls. People
feel because a picture is out that they can use it for recognition or
to beneift themselves. That assumption is very incorrect. My
my livelyhood and I consider any of my works used without my permission
stealing. I would like you to remove the picture immediately or
compensate me for its use. You can contact me via this email address.
I hope you understand my position and will do the right thing in this
I got your email and want you to know that I did not lift
the photo from My Space or a Message Board. The photo along with the
text were sent to Punk Globe from www.artistpr.org,
a PR firm.
With a FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE headline: which would indicate to
me that the text and photo were fine to post.
Traci and I have been friends for over 9 years, our bands have played
and was I shocked to hear of his death..
The article was placed
on the site after I received the press release to let others know of
the tragic loss... It was not posted to sensationalize or out of
I can understand your concern for your work but
also feel that you were fast to jump in an assumption-- as to why it
used and how it was obtained...
That is why I forwarded you the email
from the PR Firm and am writing you this email
to better explain the ACCURATE
Goldstein, master musician, and my musical cohort since junior high
school, is in a bad way. The brain tumor he was diagnosed with earlier
this year has continued to grow despite an operation and radiation
treatment. He is not expected to live through the year.
We are trying
to raise some funds to help pay for Morey's home care.
Here is a
link for those who care to donate online:
a benefit / tribute concert to celebrate Morey's music on Sunday,
May 4th from 3:00PM -
8:00PM at the Bay View Boat Club in San Francisco(489 Terry
Francois Blvd, aka
China Basin St. 415-495-9500.
saxophonist extraordinaire, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter,
arranger, producer, conceptualist, is one of the best musicians I have
been privileged to play with in my life. We go back to the
Woodland Junior High School Concert Band in East Meadow, Long Island,
New York in the late 60's (Morey on clarinet, me on trumpet); the East
Meadow High School Jazz Ensemble (Morey wrote and arranged two songs
for the Jazz ensemble); The Nails (basement rock 'n' roll); and once we
moved to California: It's Your Own Life (mostly Morey's
originals); The Readymades
(our foray into punk/new wave in 1977); Zasu
Pitts Memorial Orchestra (Big Band soul); The Cel-Rays
(early 60's-style girl group rock 'n' roll and instrumentals); Bing'sSwingin'
Thing (jazz and R & B) and numerous other musical projects.
many bands without me over the years as well, most notably Big Bang
Beat and Butch Whacks & the Glass Packs. Morey also
scored some disco hits as songwriter and producer for Slyvester and Modern Rocketry
and conceived and produced the Karen Carpenter ChristmasSpecial
Stage Show with his wife Katie Guthorn
for many years.
GOLDSTEIN'S CAVALCADE OF STARS!!
May 4th will feature music from many of the bands Morey has been in
over the years. We've got some of the best Bay Area musicians
participating so this should be one heck of a show. With any
luck Morey will be able to attend. Morey is unable to speak
or walk on his own at this point so we'll just have to see what his
condition is like by the 4th. He still enjoys good company,
good food, and good music, and there will be plenty of all three at
you at the Bay View
Lenchner, aka Ricky Sludge; Vanilla
Sludge; Professor Sludge
saddens me to inform you that friend and colleague Vampyre Mike passed away last
month of hep-C,
pneumonia or something else, depending on who you talk to.
The autopsy results aren’t quite in yet. I like to think he
died of supernatural causes.
There will be a
posthumous book party and open mic
at Café International May 3rd celebrating his
most excellent new collection Toxic Vaudeville. Loads
of poets including myself will be there.
Info is at bottom.
Here’s the expanded version of the obit I submitted to the Chronicle.
You can see Steve Rubenstein’s version
(thanks Steve!) atwww.sfgate.com.
Alan “Vampyre Mike” Kassel – writer and musician
Born December 3, 1953 in
Boston to Milton ”Quinn” Kassel
and Beatrice Kassel,
brilliant underground poet and talented musician Vampyre Mike passed away after a
long battle with hepatitis March 22, 2008 in his room at San
Francisco’s Marina district Bridge Motel (one of the few San Francisco
SRO Hotels not located south of Market). He resided at The Bridge for
over twenty years. In high school in Boston his first band was Self
Winding Onion and in 1973-1974 he was in Automatic Slim with Fred Pineau (who later gained success
with The Atlantics). He moved to San Francisco in 1974 and earned his
sobriquet when punk fans at the MabuhayGardens started calling for
“Vampire Mike!” when he appeared there with his band The Hellhounds. In
1980 Mike sharpened his teeth on musical theater in San Francisco, putting on Bat
Soup which ran for 86 performances at Hotel Utah and combined
Dracula and the Marx Brothers. In 1982 he released the 45 single
“Fortune Teller/Guru Massage” under the name Mike Kassel.
Holding down a day job
as a market researcher, he was loveable curmudgeon and merciless tease
who on occasion could be extremely kind and generous and he always told
it like it was, with outlandish humor and an uncompromising
stylishness. An adherent of the Norse pagan traditions and widely read
and knowledgeable on many topics, he was made thyle,
or bard, of the heathen group Freya’s
Folk, and he partnered with one of their priestesses Pasha De Saix for many years. Together
they were the folk rock duo The Familiars, a fixture at pagan
gatherings in the greater Bay Area, recording original and traditional
songs as “Pasha and the Pagans,” a collection engineered by Lemon De
George of Genghis Blues fame. Other musical groups led by Vampyre Mike included The
Fabulous Dumonts, The
Bones of Kryptos, blues
band The Welfare Cheats and an homage to 60’s garage bands, The
Mysterious Ice Wyrms,
which at one time featured drummer Donovan
Bauer of 20 Mile.
A regular at many poetry
open mics over the
years, he was also known as Thor Bernstein and Elston
Gunn, but it was as Vampyre
Mike at Café Babar and
Above Paradise in the late 80s and early 90’s that he really
established himself as a poetic voice and a force to be reckoned with.
His take on current events was eagerly awaited by the poets and his
other fans. It seemed he always had something incisive to say about a
big news item and it was usually a lot of fun to hear, as his poetry
owed more to W.C. Fields than to W.H. Auden.
Though he performed mostly in Northern California his career also
included one wild European tour with David Lerner, Dominique Lowell and
other San Francisco poets. “Vamps,” as he
was affectionately known to some, was also a frequent collaborator,
playing piano, percussion and guitar on other people’s projects and
joining Joie Cook,
Kathleen Wood and myself to perform the one-off show Naked Language
Revue one unforgettable night in 1990 at the old KafeKomotion
in San Francisco. He also helped me cast
the dancers for a video, putting me in touch with a bunch of pagans he
said would like to get naked if I ever made a video of my piece “White
Folks Was Wild Once, Too.”
publishers put out his books Going for the Low Blow
(poems, Zeitgeist Press, 1989), I Want to Kill Everything
(poems, Zeitgeist Press,1990), Just Say No to Despair (poems, Cyborg Productions, 1991), Graveyard
Golf (stories, Manic D Press, 1991), Wild Kingdom
(poetry and prose, Zeitgeist Press, 1992), the latter two featuring
covers by renowned comic artist S. Clay Wilson, and The
Worlds According to Loki (mythological novel, Valknot Publishing, 2001). His
work was translated into German, Czech and Russian. He wrote numerous
prose pieces for the Western Edition newspaper, the
quarterly Yggdrasiland the Sunday magazine of the San Francisco
Chronicle/Examiner, and was published in many poetry
magazines and anthologies.
Vampyre’s satire was a finely
tuned attack delivered in broad strokes. Witness well loved poem “Your
Love Is Like a Red, Red Nose,” his Woody Guthrie parody; “This land is
my land, that land is my land / That land over there, that’s my land
too / This land belongs to me, not you...” or his
poem “SHIT”: I was walking home from the bars the other night/And
realized/I had to piss Now!/Before my bladder blew
up/Across the street/At a construction site/I spotted a Port-O-San/I
hobbled over/And yanked on the door/It was locked/I was
dumbfounded/What did they think I was going to steal?/Welcome to
America/Where they lock up the shit (from Just Say No To
Despair! (A CyborgMinibook,
San Francisco 1991)
Here’s one of his
typical “rants.” --NOTE SEE POETRY
mpyre Mike is survived by his
sister Dr. Jane Kassel
and his twin nephews (born on Halloween, his favorite holiday!) Bryce
and Alexander Haver of Media, Pennsylvania. Interment was in Pennsylvania and memorial services
were held there and April 13th in SutroPark, San Francisco.
His new book just
published by Ajax Press is being celebrated with a posthumous book
party on Saturday, May 3 at Café International, 508 Haight Street (near Haight & Fillmore) in
SF, from (415) 552-7390. Many
poets will be there to commemorate his life and work and Copies of Toxic
Vaudeville will be available at the event. For more
info about the book see Ajax Press website www.ajaxpresssf.com.
Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks so much for the awesome
review of STARK's CD
Put It To Your Head. You rock. BebeBuell....cool!
Best, Lani Ford/STARK
"STARK'sLani Ford must be one of the
most honest people walking the planet today. Her lyrics are penned with
the intimate abandon that is usually reserved for one's diary. With
STARK, she transforms these personal reveries into emotionally charged Rock'N'Roll...Somehow Lani has mustered the courage to
reveal her innermost self, a rare trait within the egotistical realm of
power to her."--Chuck Foster - Big Takeover
Magazine, Spring 2007
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Casa Municipal daJuventude (Youth Center) November
do Fanzine Realizada,
habitualmente, na Casa Municipal daJuventude
– Ponto de Encontro, Cacilhas, Almada, Portugal, tem comoobjectivos:
o apoio, a dinamização e divulgação dos fanzinistas do Concelho,
a dinamização de um espaço de encontros
dos fanzines e darvisibilidade a estaspublicações.
Dear Ginger and Punk Globe..
Thank you so much for interview.. and thanks for
put me my pic on Punk
Globe Feb Edition. i'm
very very happy.
thank you my friends...
your friend, RabindRawks
Thanks so much
for Punk Globe online, especially the where are
they now. I am Steven Weisburd,
and played drums in Insect Idol after Adam as the band moved into its
post-punk era and up til
the band broke up. Though I played in a bunch of
other bands in LA and SF throughout the 80s, I wound up going to StanfordLawSchool (1989-1992)
and became a lawyer in LA. I met and married Kathy Valentine
(bassist in the GoGos)
and we now live in Austin TX with our 4 3/4 year old daughter Audrey,
where I am practicing law and Kathy continues playing, recording and
producing music. Just a quick update in case it was
notable. And in any event, thanks for the info....
yea i know, i'm sorry, i am ready to rawk but i'm
also very scattered rite now, ots
a shit going on, again i
appreciate tho! you kick so much ass, but yea i'll keep you posted! Keep on rockin in the free world
- Love, Nicky Straightjacket
I hope you are well. I'm good. i heard from Peter
moody and he went to the Dirkfest
and said that you were the best of the show followed by the lovely
When are you in Baltimore? I am thinking
I may fly down and seeyou
if I can work it out. It would be fun and it's only an hour flight from
You were great Friday at the GAMH. Your band stole the show. I'm not
going to miss your band the next time you're in the bay area. Thanks
for a great show....
Ginger, Hi Honey, I love the Paul Zahl
article, he always tells it like it is and that is the truth. This is
why I have always loved him. The photos are also great! I am proud to
see that one of mine finally got published, THANK YOU!!!
If all goes as
planned I am going to get to help Kathy today, which also makes me so
very happy.....gotta get
ready for my day, hope yours is great..
All love, Randy
kind and gracious to spotlight me!
I guess I'm
still a punk but my attitude has mellowed all these years!
It is too bad
that some people can't put aside their differences, come together and
celebrate Dirk's life and how he touched all of us!
He was always a
good friend to us!
"Thanks so much for thinking of me and naming me Punk of the Month!"
I e-mailed the
link to all of my friends on the east coast!
Look forward to
seeing you in SF!
yoginger.how's it going?hope you are all doing fine.it'srabpennie
from n.ireland here again.well,my job is coming to
an end here so i'll not
be able to sneak onto the internet for much longer.just
wanted to say thanks for the website.really
helped me get through these past couple of months.excellent.got
the 'americanhardcore'dvd.saw you on the extras.not a bad film.i guess it would've been
impossible to cover the entire movement.i
thought henryrollins came across as a bit of
a dickhead in it,especially
when he talked about the l.a.
punks going up to san.fran.and
was hard enough for us punks having to cope with violence from assholes
in the outside world without jocks in our own scene beating on us.i bet they're still assholes
to this day.fuckthem.also got the screamers dvdrecently.i'd
heard so much about them.fucking
they refuse to sign to a major label or were they just not signed up.went onto their website to
find out a bit more about them and was saddened to see tomato du plenty had died.really hits home.i guess we're not immortal
after all.anyhow,a big
hello to all the real punks out there.cheers
How are you? Things here are okay. I went to the opera for the first
time in 20 years yesterday. That was interesting. I must be growing up
because I didn't hate it.
Last week I was watching that Jools
Holland music show on TV and he had the Joe Jackson band on.
So I did some searching and found out that you had dated him and that
he had written "It's Different For Girls" about you. Is that true? If
so that is sooooocoool I LOVE that song. What was
he like to date?
My impression of him in my limited encounters with him is that although
he is an incredible showman, he is very shy and awkward in dealing with
Anyway, whether or not you dated Joe, I continue to bow down to your
never ending coolness...!
Be Well! xoxo
hey Ginger Cathy Comenas
here.......here is a recent photo of me and my Harley if you want you
can put it in the mag
or not.......I am working on a new Myspace
Music page........my new one woman band is called Butt Von Colon. Well
hope you are well...and I love Punk Globe!!!! I m so glad it is
alive!!!!!! Take care,CathyComenas
Back in 1988,
after a moderately successful single, Midnight Records had me produce a
solo album. It was released in the late fall of '89 and after tepid
reviews and college radio airplay, faded into obscurity by the
I had assembled
rhythm section of Orin Portnoy
(Outta' Place, Optic
Nerve) on bass along with a drummer named Bob Baker, and the original
idea was to get as many of my NYC garage/psych friends as I
could to play on the album. So in that regard, I succeeded.
The biggest disappointment was that outside of those friends, nobody
knew they were on the disc. did a terrible
job of marketing and compounded the problem by making the credits on
the album cover all but unreadable.
Folks" has ElanPortnoy of the Fuzztones giving a scorching
lead guitar solo.
Booth" features Jon Weiss of the Vipers turning in a great
Bobby Keys-like sax solo, with Dino Sorbello
of the Mad Violets doing guitar feeback
and sound effects.
Chance" has The Optic Nerve (along with a Swedish fellow named
Christian) doing all of the guitar work on a "blusey"
tune they struck up while I wrote lyrics late one
night at Dubway
Because of it's novel intro, the
track "Party" got the most attention. Mike Miraconda of the Raunch Hands pulled double duty
by playing fiddle and steel guitar. But poor Bobby. It took him years
not to bristle whenever he heard this tune. "Fucking Nazi", he
"I Don't Want
You To Go" was written by two friends (both now deceased) when we had a
band back in '82 called the Horrible Flowers. There was never a
cemented set of lyrics but I felt the song was to pretty to not record.
Shane Faubert of the Cheepskates plays keyboards and
helps out with the choral vocals.
Even though I
was probably guilty of putting out a so-so product (singing never was
my strong point), I always felt that my friends never got the credit
they deserved. Maybe now, in some small way they will.
Feel free to
download anything you might like, or if you'd rather I could send you
an mp3, because in all likelyhood
the album will never be re-released on CD.
Great to hear from you. I still remember printing and cutting the punk
globe. I really enjoyed you as a customer! Thanks for sending the note.
I’m hanging in there. I will let my mom know you said hello the next
time I see her. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner but I got all
distracted you know…. But your email was one of the nice surprises to
come out of it.
I’m glad to see you are still carrying on in the cyber world!
Ginger -- I very much enjoyed American Hardcore." I don't know why they
didn't interview Jello
and did Brandon Cruz (though not credited as a former member of the
band, if I recall--must have been a strange brew of personal politics,
I think). The documentary makes a good case for Bad Brains being the
best all time hardcore band, the omission of The Effigies was curious
to me, you were charming
way to end the film scooting away on your vespa,
how chic. I loved ZanderSchloss' parting
words, "go home, your cages are clean," to end the doc part.
Thanks so much
for the good words.
it is great to
have you on the DVD, you are truly one of the stars of the DVD extras!!
all the best,
Dear Tammy and
Thank you for
the birthday mention in gossip. It makes me feel important.Going to The Cobalt
for some good fun ..Gonna see my buddy Chi Pig.
e-mailing me back. yeah,
last i heard of kent jolly she was working at
southern records in london. as usual i'm
in work, perusing your excellent site. i love the jayne county column. can't think of anything to
review. here's a pic of me to be considered for
punk of the month. ha. just kidding. i'm
a lot nicer person than my photo inplies.
ha. just ordered the 'american hardcore' dvd. i've heard it has
it's faults, but the scene was so huge that it'd be hard to cover it
all. can't believe they
left out the dead kennedys
don't like the violence that was associated with some of the bands,
especially the east coast ones. to
be honest i preferred
the west coast bands anyway. always
seemed to be a lot nicer. anyhowi'll be going
..later. take care.
thing? i wanted to send you
a cd and some
stuff. is it
still cold as hell over there? i saw you in the american hardcore movie last
night. i like your scooter.
totally bad-ass! well, rock on my
dear. talk to you soon chuckixoxo
OMG!! YOU rule!!! Thanks soooo
much. By the way, I"m
a HUGE JayneCounty
fan! No joke, I was obsessed there for a bit in the
mid 90's. Are you a fan of The Toilet Boys? Your
music rules like theirs. Nice and trashy. Again, thanks.
GREAT WRITE UP ON DIRK MANY OFF US HAVE MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR
. MOST OF MY SHOWS WERE AT HIS PLACE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK , I LOVE READING YOUR WHERE ARE
THEY NOW .
JUST FOR THE RECORD I AM LIVING IN LA BUT GET BACK TO SF REGULARLY MY
WIFE IS BRITISH AND WAS WELL KNOWN ON THE SCENE IN LONDON SO I GET TO
CHECK OUT THE OLD SCENE THERE TOO. WE GO OVER TO LONDON 2 OR 3 TIMES A
YEAR AND IT BLOWS ME AWAY HOW THERE ALWAYS SOME ONE WHO KNOWS SOMEONE
WHO KNOWS YOU IN ABOUT EVERY PART OF THE WORLD.
CRAIG (REGIME) MUZIO
Ginger and Tammy:
The new cover is the best Mohawk I think I've seen. The Paul ZahlMab
poem is really good. I sure identify with the partying in the punkbar in 1980 on acid bit.
Those were the days "A" Ginger. It's true that old saying "youth is
wasted on the young!" If only at that time if we knew what we really
had, and it wasn't going to last. Alas. Kirsten describing the service
to you for Dirk is very touching.
I don't know most of the scenesters
in gossip, but girl. I am always watching your zine
for updates. It's my favourite
and can't be beat. I hope you are having a nice day. It's WET here. Oh
and the Dave Negative S.F. DOA review is too funny. "Crude west coast
Canadian accent on Shithead!"
Subject: Tweek Hits the
Now that the subject line has put me on the DEA's
watch list... TweekCity has hit the
streets -- go ahead and find yourself a copy!
If you pre-ordered a copy, your shipment should head out today. If you
haven't you can visit TweekCity.com and order one now...and those shiny
new T-shirts and Trucker Hats are still available too!
Finally, I put the trailer up on YouTube
last week, check it out and give it a rating!
I'll be posting selected scenes on YouTube
Happy New Year!
how are yaGinger ! hey ginger ! we met in 80 in sf at the mab/on broadway
me and my friend barkly
were hangin out a bit
at a mutants show and a few dead nights on acid . RAD ! Love Punk Globe...
Take super care !
Sorry to bother you again. Haven't been able to find Keith Bollinger, I
know he lost his Girl Ivy, got into some legal hassles and went
underground. I don't want to cause him any troubles, I want to talk to
him about licensing and distributing some of the tracks amongst the
collections of cool stuff he was putting together some time ago.
I've got a huge distribition
network dying for Punk Music,
Punk is starting a huge come-back 30 years after the fact. I've got Brittley Black & The
Next, No Alternative, Panther Moderns (John Shirley) and I'm working on
The Sleeperz, I spoke
with Paul Draper today.
Anyway Mabuhay Records
was born at Dirksen's
Memorial Service and it's looking for old and new recordings from The
S.F. Scene 1977-1981.
Anyone with recordings of their stuff from those days should call me
and we can talk about distribution. Mabuhay
Records is concentrating on Internet MP3 downloads right now because
that's where the bulk of the Market is these days. More songs are sold
via the .99 Cent download than are sold on CDs in Music Stores, Tower Records is going
out of business nationally as a result. However I also plan on
releasing albums on Vinyl because CDs are not Hi-Fi.
Any help in finding Keith Bollinger would be gratefully appreciated.
Ted Oliphant Mabuhay Records
5259 Prism Place Las Vegas, NV89118
merry christmas and a
happy new year punk globe magazine!!!!! wishing
everyone a great holiday season,you
talked to Athina last
night- she thought you would like to hear about the memorial for
Dirk. It was really sweet- the hall was packed,
with people jammed in the pews and lining the aisles, even spilling
back into the entry hall. I don't know how to estimate the numbers- but
there were sure a lot of people there. Ron Jones introduced,
a beautiful, touching reminiscence of Dirk's life, and all the people
he touched. He talked about the Mab,
and also about Dirk's work with the Mission Rec
center and the kids. We learned about the wild variety of videos they
worked on, and Dirk's enthusiasm for his projects. Mary
Kelley sang. There were a number of speakers...Dirk's partner
Damon, his sister, who spoke about Dirk's
childhood days in Germany, and the early
loss of his father. His nieces spoke about his family life. Kathy Peck,
Denise Dunne. The officer that uses the ventriloquist dummy spoke of
Dirk's influence on him. A neighbor he helped out often told of his
generosity to her.
Then they called for open mic-
and one by one the most eclectic assortment of people got up and shared
what they remember. I wish you could have been there - it brought back
so many memories. One guy had a transcript of things Dirk said on
stage....that got a lot of laughs. A fellow from Rec center for the handicapped
said that Dirk and Damon were always helping them out, donating time.
Jennifer spoke about Dirk managing the crowds at the Mab. A retired fire captain
spoke about Dirk's charity work. There was s slide show on the wall
behind the speakers.
I don't remember all their names,
it went on for some time.
They ended with "Down in the valley" and the whole room sang along on
the last verses.
They announced the Memorial show (but not a date yet)....you know all
about that probably, and talked about donations to the Hear foundation
and the auctions. I guess we'll see you up here for the show!
Afterwards people milled around for a while, then
the majority went to Carol Lennons
house for a gathering. We had to head home though, so I don't have more
I'm glad so many people took the time to go- Dirk was a fabulous
character, and it's sad to think he is gone. He was always
nice to me - sometimes gruff, but often just funny....and I was just a
hang around kid! I hope that yesterday inspired some of the people
there to enrich their community, like Dirk did.
Well;, that's it. I'm
sure you have heard similar, or the same, from others already. There
were a couple of photographers, and an "official" video.
Looking forward to the show- Athina
and I will be there for sure, maybe even with our kids
Happy Holidays Ginger, see you soon.
Kirsten San Francisco
Hi, Ginger, Linda here. . .
I am so sorry
for the loss of your friend Dirk. He truly made our lives
richer for having known him and for the work he did to bring punk to
life in San Francisco. He
gave sooooo many bands
their first start and thrills and memories to last a lifetime by
allowing us to play at the Mab.
His encouragement to our band, AlieNation,
was overwhelming, as the following will illustrate.
For years, I've
been telling the story about what Dirk Dirksen
offered to AlieNation,
in order to show how great our band was. Actually, it's also
a story of Dirk's generosity of spirit. In maybe October of
1981, our bass player, my husband Drew, called to cancel a show at the Mab. Dirk asked why we
were canceling and Drew told him we were breaking up. Dirk
said we were crazy and asked (demanded!) that we all come in to see
him. We all trooped down to his office, Naomi Ruth
Eisenberg, Peter Fogel,
Drew and I, where Dirk proceeded to chastise us for our
differences. He told us that he was ready to give us Saturday
night headline shows and that we had to stay together because
we had something unique. He volunteered to counsel us "for as
long as it took" to get us to stay together.
Alas, it was
too late for us as a group and as individuals to try to make a go of
it, but I have always remembered Dirk's encouragement and generous
offer. It made the "death" of AlieNation
harder for me, and truly his death all the more harder to absorb.
I know Dirk
gave all of us so much of himself, his time and expertise. We
will all miss him.
Linda A. Xyz
P.S. I'll also
always remember how many times you put us in the Punk Globe
and asked us to play your parties at the Mab;
you gave us as many opportunities as Dirk did! For
my story above, I know you know our names, but I spelled
things out, in case you are re-printing tributes for Punk Globe
online. I hope you are able to come up for the
services on Saturday, or for any of the memorial events.
hey ginger! yes...i feel honored to have been
personally insulted by dirk before he passed... :)
have a happy thanksgiving! love jeff penalty
I'm sorry to hear about your friend Dirk passing away:(
Losing old friends is like losing an important time of your life or an
important part of your body.It
aches deep in the heart which is the worst.
I hope everything is ok with your new computer?
Talk to you soon;)
I had a punk clothing store on St. Marks Pl. in the late
70’s & 80’s. I did clothing for Blondie made Joey Ramones leather jacket among
others. I have just resurrected my look with a new website
www.natashanyc.com and I want to link up with as many punk sites that I
can. I am sending you some photos, from the late 70’s and my website
banner. I hope you will consider this.
OH MY GOD........
You put me in PUNK OF THE MONTH ?????
When i open Punk Globe
to see some news i'm
very SHOCK and HAPPY.............
Ginger.... Thank you So Much............
from my truly Heart... i
would like to thanks to YOU. and all the Staff
of Punk Globe. who
choose me as a Punk of the Month............
T H A N K Y O U.......................... : ) i cant believe
how many people from all over country who read Punk Globe everyday and
they finds me as a Punk of the month. i
think you will get so many question because why you Choose me. i
hope RabindRawks always live in everybody
just want to everybody know.. i love Punk rock and
i love my scene, i love peace and
equality and i'm the
Biggest Fans of W.T.D
Ginger, You complete change my life. to
better life. thank you...
thank you... thank you...........
since now I’m still happy and I cant
believe I’m a Punk in The Month. a few my friend
say to me Congratulation. Ginger, thank you So much. Thank you to you
and all staff of Punk Globe. I will do my best for
Punk Scene, and I will bring Indonesian Punk Scene can be recognize in
Punk World Someday. when
I read about Turki
Scene in Punk Globe is Awesome I hope Someday Indonesia Can be
too. all the
Spirit is very High, and I think all band’s is good too. maybe I don’t
have message with Songs and don’t playing in a Band but I have a pride
for my Country. anyway, Thank you
so Much again.
I have a question, when I write a Comment in Punk Globe myspace (in my last comment,
about Jesse Op.ivy) did
you find Jesse after my Comment or Before my Comment? because I read on new Punk Globe
you Find Jesse. is Great
So many Indonesian People think about Jesse. maybe
Tim Busy with Rancid, But people always Think about Jesse, Not Tim.
(Indonesian people). thanks
again for find Jesse. please write more
about “Where are they now” especially for Obituary from people in our
Scene who past away. MS.Ginger THANK YOU !
I feel so bad for this beautiful young woman, as well as Bebe. I always thought the guy
reeked of a gold digging schlub,
and I was right! ugh!
I wish I could work as these ladies' bodyguard or something. Take this
hunk of human filth (Coyote shivers) and beat the living hell of out
him. Perhaps having a former domanitrix
who is 6ft tall and taught the fine art of torture kicking your ass
will give a proper attitude adjustment. GRRRR...this makes me so mad.
And why CAN'T the police do MORE to help these women? Why don't the
courts do MORE to help them? Freakin'
ridiculous. It is going to take a tragedy, unfortunately, to get this
man off their backs and into the one place he belongs...PRISON! Let
folks in THERE dole out the only punishment due this cretin!
Sorry for the rant. This just really struck a nerve with me. Wish I
could help a sister out! hugs,
Ha, DAMN I love JayneCounty ~ she doesn't
know me from pond scum, but she fucking KICKS!
Ooh My God... I cant believe my real hand writing on PUNK GLOBE !thank
you so Much!!!!! I’m still Shock and Very Happy.... do you think I’m
right about my writing? or
I have any words all people don’t like it in my hand writing? (bad
words or different opinion)
Ginger thank you very very
Much.... since I know you I always have a very great day... everyday!!!
I love you so much! do
you think Mr.Biafra can
read my writing? I hope. thank you so
much..... I don’t have any words... but I want you to know.. I really happy have a friend
Thanks Again Ginger............
I just found
out that your son is using Jayne/Wayne County's band's name. I know it
may not be copyrighted, but she has been recording under that name for
a long time, and it is rightfully hers. I respect and appreciate both
of you as artists and I don't want to you at odds. I hope you will
encourage your son to think of a different name for his band.
We all love
Jayne. Relax. It's a tv
show and Nick is NOT using that name for his band.
Good to hear from you. I actually did meet you once I think- at the
first Eastern Front Concert in aquatic park in Berkeley for about two
seconds. That was a wild day as it was one of my first shows and an
awesome one; good times, a little bit scary and a mind blower for a
(very) little kid. My best friend at that time was Aaron Cometbus and he fed me fanzines
like vitamins, including Punk Globe which I read the hell out of. I got
into it all when punk was becoming more "hardcore" but I am glad I
caught a bit of the earlier phase. I think some of that early spirit of
total creativity, eccentricity and just plain weirdness is coming back
these days which is cool. I definitely related more to that energy in
terms of my way of defining punk for myself (although I did enjoy the
raw power of hardcore music, just not some of its more meatheaded fans).
My girlfriend currated
Jim Jocoy recently so I
have had the pleasure of hanging out a little bit with that amazing,
dear guy. He always has great things to say about you and he told me of
your recent exploits. I was really glad to hear you are still
expressing your unique take on things and having fun with Punk Globe. I
am going to check the site out as soon as I'm done blabbing at you.
Best wishes to you with everything. Thanks for dropping a line, its a real honor. And yes, Ozgur is the real deal, his
enthusiasm and sincerity is totally inspiring and contagious.
I'm working on producing a GAY PRIDE COMPILATION called PROUD AND LOUD
for dead puppy records and music zombie records
and basically we're gathering gay artists who want to donate a track to
would you know anyone interested in taking part
DEAD PUPPY RECORDS
c/o TERRY RICE
534 RICHARDS HOLLOW RD
COLUMBIA, KY 42728
huzzah, thank you for writing about us!
i just got off
the phone with my cousin Joyce Bowden, and she says you're absolutely
wonderful ~ "cooler than sliced bread" in fact, which is high praise
indeed! In any case, I just wanted to say thank you,
and wish you all the best - I'm off to find a place to listen to White
Trash Debutantes ~
If you know
anyone else who might like our little cd,
we're giving it away at our website, because we're goofy, and
free is more
Jayne County should be headlining this gig all the others are just
hangers on from the UK Punk movement only The Damned were about in
76/77 when it all kicked off in UK.
Jayne and tell her Glasgow Punks still love her.
Hello, I got
your info off BYOFL. My name is Kyle and I'm doing an internship this
summer once again in Bloomington,IN. at a place
called R & J Replication. They mainly make cd's
for the University and
sometimes labels. I understand how much cd's
can cost to make so I decided to help DIY bands/labels. I can make cd's
for your band/label for cheap and will ONLY work with DIY
bands/labels. I pretty much have free reign of the place at
night and can buy supplies for wholesale prices. To keep the cost down
I can make 600 raw cd's with up to 4
color print for $300. These are replicated cd's meaning pressed not burned,
these are not cd-r's.
I can't do packaging and the cd's will come back
to you on two spindles. This is a great offer for a demo you want to
put out a record. I have many contacts and was interviewed in last
August issue of Maximum Rock N Roll for my contribution to the Punk/Diy community. I have
the fastest turnaround time and the best part is 95% of the time I can
use the university discount for shipping! Please pass this e-mail on to
anyone you think could benefit from this.
DIY FOR LIFE! firstname.lastname@example.org
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