Monthly Archives: March 2011

I find the original cassette of 867-5309 !!!


In which I find a treasure trove in a black plastic bag I had given up hope. I really had. I’d held on to a battered old cassette with its faded, tan  sticker that read Cancer Diet and Toots and Hot Tubs, … Continue reading

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Thin Lizzy, Clover, and the Roundhouse..a short excerpt from the book…


Thin Lizzy and Scottish Roadies The boys are back in town… Thin Lizzy Dave and Jake had exciting news for us. We were going to be opening for Thin Lizzy for thirty dates. We knew Thin Lizzy from their big … Continue reading

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What the Stars are saying about 867-5309/Jenny: the song that saved me


Elvis Costello You’ve written a vivid, honest feeling memoir .Alex and his Clover colleagues were once almost-mythical figures on a record sleeve to me. This book fills in the human story between those photographs and the guys I got to … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “867-5309/Jenny:the song that saved me”–Hippies on Haight Street, the Avalon & Fillmore


  We were gigging frequently at the Straight Theatre on Haight Street. One night we opened for the MC5, the infamous bad boys from Detroit. They were insanely loud, notes and lyrics indistinguishable in that cavernous hall. They were also … Continue reading

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Gigs- Dallas, gigs- Union Station Hotel, and more gigs- The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville


3-13-2011 Gigs, Gigs, and more Gigs! Dallas, Union Station Hotel, and the Bluebird Café. It’s been a busy two weeks for old Alex, playing that rock’n’roll. I went to Dallas for a healthcare conference (for the Studer Group) with my … Continue reading

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Alex Call kills 1000’s of sex-crazed red ink ants with one blow!


Alex Call kills 1000’s of sex-crazed red ink ants with one blow! My editor, Karen Adams, sent me the marked-up manuscript for “867-5309/Jenny: the song that saved me”. I was so excited: edited at last! You have to remember that … Continue reading

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