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First Set
  • Deal-->
  • Good Lovin'
  • Mexicali Blues->
  • Me & My Uncle->
  • Big River
  • China Cat Sunflower->
  • I Know You Rider
  • The Wheel->
  • Throwing Stones->
  • Around and Around
Second Set
  • Birdsong->
  • Music Never Stopped

Jerry Goocia

We Sing the Freak Electric:  Happy Birthday FreakboyVisitor Last Revised: 02/07/06
Next Jam: Tuesday, October 28th

It wasn’t the fact that we consumed bitter herbs or we ate reclining that made this night different than other freaky nights. It was the official Deadstein commemoration of the Freakboy’s birthday and the return of Penny Jones that made this night freakier than most.

She first saw us on September 24, 1996 and after a year's worth of recovery decided to come back for more. To jog those weary memory cells, Penny is the freak who works across the great divide from me and much like me, she is also a product of waste. Fortunately for us, she preaches full recovery while I only promote prolonged decay.


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She certainly can tell a bad lesbian story. If it is such a story. Well at least it was taboo.

At Deadstein it seems as if everything is wasted. Good thing Penny was there to salvage it all. I'm going to try to take that cause up. It's the management of the excess liquid that causes the problem. If we had a system for that, a few issues would be resolved. Maybe a funnel and one liquid holding tank, i.e. one bottle.

(Sung to the Theme of Aqualung)

Sitting with a bad stench
Freaky like a DeadFuck
Snot is running down his nose.

Johnny Long my friend
A Freak of nature, you get off so easy.
Your poor old soul, it needs to be a Freak.

"Excuse me Sir
May I have some more freak?"

  • Many songs had problems starting
  • Relatively poor playing I think. I think everyone was off a bit.
  • One week left on the Brotman debt to the company store.
First Set Comments:
  • Deadstein with PennyThe Deal was flowing. Larry had guitar sound problems but the rest of us were there providing a solid foundation and it had a very powerful, yet relaxing grooviness.
  • Good Lovin’ was started by Scott with old style beginning.  It was a failure and he must stop with that.  It just the point that none of us bafoons who care about pitch care enough to figure it out for this beginning.
  • Mexicali by itself, Bad Larry B Count-Off, good the rest of the way.
  • China Rider was freaky, a bit too laid back.
Half Time Eating Comments:
  • Prejam, while waiting with Larry B. and Penny for the seven o'clock parking I ran to Bens for a coffees and dogs with kraut. There's nothing like eating on the hood of a car. Actually, the coffee was pretty good.
  • Snacks
    • Pies
    • Mike-Ike
    • Nestle Crunch
    • and more
  • Menaker with clutch Snapple Run.
  • Stardust Dine-O-Mat:Stardust Dine-O-Mat - Click to See the Menu
    • 3 BLT’s - They were pretty good this time.
    • 2 Mashed Potatoes
    • 2 Cheeseburgers with Fries
    • Popeye Salad
    • Calamari
    • Nachos
    • Cokes
    • Cherry Lime Ricky Slushes
Second Set Comments:

The birthday boy left by the second set so we weren't compelled to play any of his proposed songs. It's a miracle we go up at all to play any music. I didn't think it was going to happen. The body gets very heavy after dinner.

  • The Birdsong was weird. Like most of the songs for the night we had trouble sustaining any significant groove but we did manage to float along without a track.
  • The Music Never Stopped was pretty good. It flew and had the good jam.
General Comments

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Name: Scott
Date: 10/23/97
Time: 9:44:55 PM


y'all gotta be a little quicker when one starts the next song off the bat, especially after having done it a few weeks ago the same style!!!!!!! Actually I thought I saw the > on the set list. Oh well good excuse. I thought most songs were played rather well last night. Cowboy tunes galore were rockin' . Sorry the birthday boy wasn't feeling well, but you couldn't tell from his outstanding dancing. I guess he wore himself out since he left for the 2nd set, of which was cut down to the Bird Song>Wharf Rat. Played also rather well after half time goodies. I still like the meal b/4 the jam. Thoughts???????

Date: 10/25/97
Time: 3:54:25 PM


This week had more freak than magic going on. That's not to say the music wasn't good, I thought it had moments. Freaky moments. The "Deal" even though shaky and Brentless in the lead, felt great. The "Good Lovin'" had a Richter Scale rating of 6.5 and the many consecutive cowboy tunes were "Giddyup-Good". The "ChinaRider" was the best of the nite, I thought. Great groove. What the 2nd set lacked in size, more than made up in energy and feel. Nice unison string bending in the last furor of the "Music" jam. This week also had the freakiness of Penny. She is one freaky chick. She reveled us with tales of giant squid and pseudo-lesbianism...if she could only combine them, she'd have something. Freakboy, although freaky, is incredibly predictable. He showed up to his birthday jam a little under the weather, and spent most of it laid out on the couch. But I will admit when he did get up to dance he showed us a thing or two. The kid really can cut-a-rug. He is to dancing, what BucketHead is to guitar playing. Oh yeah, me & Freakboy went to Ray Davies. I thought it was great, he did a acoustic-songwriter-storyteller-thing. He has one of the best voices in all RocknRoll and The Kinks are probably the most underrated and disrespected bands of that era. Too bad. The best part of the nite was that Freakboy hated it.

Name: Paul Pos
Date: 10/27/97
Time: 12:56:57 PM


Brithday greeting to Johnny Long from snowy Colorado. I've got 2 feet of snow in my yard. Get into that. I almost snowboarded off my roof but decided it wasn't worth risking a spinal cord injury, sort of like trying to get close to the stage at a Giant's Stadium show..

Name: Jonathan Long
Date: 10/27/97
Time: 5:05:41 PM


Thank you all for celebrating my birthday. I enjoyed dancing to the songs. Somehow I was able to summon up the strength to dance to most of the songs. But I paid dearly because at other times I did not feel too well. Thank you Larry Menaker for the chicken soup and seedy fruit. You are a sweet guy. Penny throws an interesting twist on things. I'm looking forward to enjoying the music with a clear head. I had the post-nasal drip thing going there at half-time. That is not fun. Thank you for putting up with my moaning and groaning.

Name: Penny JonesBirds Do It. So Do Squid But Violently.
Date: 10/27/97
Time: 9:47:27 PM



What a pleasure it was to be with you last Wednesday in your new digs! And speaking of digs (or a variation thereof), do take a look at the synopsis of that giant squid article which I showed you. (Me thinks it's time for the female squids to band together to confront the males about their overly aggressive behavior.) The message to you, of course, is that we fragile womynkind do appreciate gentleness.

On a less sexy note, I loved your rendition of "Music Never Stopped." Oh, I'm enamored of some of Puccini's composition's, too. Is there a story or connection here, Kevy?

Best to all.

Larry's freaky colleagues who's known as Penny Jones, Glinda Garbahj, Kate Coronari and/or The Recycling Nerd

Name: Wiccan
Date: 8/20/00
Time: 9:52:49 PM


I,m High and feeling shy, sit down slow, my heads about to blow, time to talk and be a man, turn on the world fan, things feel good, the way they always should!!