I read an excerpt about the Squirrels and Cheevers at the Elliott Bay Book panel on 10/19/11, and Rob takes it from there. On this panel next to me (and for some reason I reversed everything with this really crappy software I used to edit the video), from left: Leighton Beezer (Thrown Ups); Tom Price (U-Men); Rob; Jack Endino (Producer.)
Archive for the ‘Seattle Events’ Category
Ah, the U-Men. The following Youtube clip relates to a 1985 gig where the band played at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s annual Labor Day music festival. Bumbershoot is a family-oriented affair, replete with food and moms with baby strollers. So, the idea of an underground Seattle band playing Bumbershoot was an anomaly back in 1985.
U-Men guitarist Tom Price recounts the story. Since he was not miked, you will need to turn your volume up to hear him.
This clip was filmed at the Elliott Bay Book Company, Capitol Hill, Seattle on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The seated panel consists of, from left: producer Jack Endino; Rob Morgan of the Squirrels; Price; Leighton Beezer of the Thrown Ups; and myself.
at the Mix in Georgetown performing “Half Past You.” Featuring, from left: Curt Eckman, bass; Ron Rudzitis, guitar/vocals; Ben Ireland, drums; Kevin Whitworth, guitar.
Tom Price, from the legendary U-Men and Gas Huffer, fronts the TPDC at my book launch party at the Feedback Lounge, West Seattle, October 18, 2011. Unfortunately, we only have a brief clip (wah).