Great Guys, high concept, great image, nice guys.
Very sarcastic, very bright and enjoyed interacting with people that he would not likely have ever imagined himself interacting with before he was thrust in the middle of it. I remember we had a booking meeting at the club and all the bands on the scene were there and Jerry was there. I think they might have even had a buffet for us. I think the purpose was to bring the bands together to encourage more of a scene. The bands were all there lobbying for top billing and weekend gigs.
Chip and Tony were great. I saw them with Cowboy Nation about five years ago and they were still great. They were really nice guys and had a lot of talent. Alejandro loved those guys.
I just remember Ness as a very friendly guy. I think his place got so popular he didn't know what to do with the success. . The was still running the Filipino supper club om some nights when I came on the scene and i remember being there two nights in a row and thinking what a contrast there was between Miss Amapola and the Nuns.
Mary was a real kick. I enjoyed watching them. She had a lot of fire and Vermillion was cool too. As I recall I think they were performing together for awhile.
Leila and The Snakes:
Lots of talent there between Pearl and Jane. Pearl went on to have her moment in the explosions and beyond and Jane had a great radio career going before she passed away. That was a fun band. Very cabaret style.
He is still going at it. He made a new record a year or two ago and I bought it. He was great as he was coming from a different place but somehow he was a fixture on the scene. Another nice guy,
Novak was a great guy too.
I remember Dee Dee and Kawalski but I don't think I ever saw the band.