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I haven't been here in a few; just got off the phone with a friend who started recording again. All these guy's are still "Rocking"
From left to right; (Dave Clark; I still write songs with; no I don't want to be a Rock Star.)
then (Ray Beerman; still playing doesn't want to be a Rock Star)
then (Steve Long; say's he just wants to write a good song)
last but not least (Russell Thomas; still hopes to be a Rock Star)
Shane Hatch, on Drums; grew up in the same neighborhood but is younger than me. Didn't know him to well. He was just a stand in drummer anyway.
Russell taught me my first 3 chords; been playing now for over 20 years. I don't get better; but they did.
This is off an early 1983 Local Cable channel. I told Steve I shared some songs here; but I forgot it was just to the folks in the Chat Room. I feel bad now cause I thought I put at least one of them here.
Steve Long recently built a Recording Studio in his house and has an Album and around 67 songs not completed. He's been a successful business man and is now semi retired and getting into his passions again.
We still talk to one another; and when life isn't in the way we pull the guitars off the wall and kick it; drink some suds and talk about the old days; the video above was shot on steel tape and converted. Not before the video was damaged do to age 28 years ago. They were around 26 at the time; and my first child was 8 years old; while they were developing their skills I was being a Dad and loving every minute of it.
Earlier on the Drummer that usually played with them as teenagers left for California around 82 and got a chance to go on the road as a "Roadie" for "Grandfunk Railroad" his name is "Mike Burnbrock" he was setting up one night and was tuning the drums and while doing so he played a couple of their songs (He loved Grandfunk and knew every song by heart; he was an accomplished Drummer) one of the Band Members could hear him and came to the stage only to see "Mike"
I couldn't believe it when he told us he got the chance to play a couple songs on stage. Most likely it was because the drummer had to go to the bathroom or something; but to him it would have been worth every minute to live a childhood dream.
Russell got a chance to open at a local event in Salt Lake City they did event a couple times called "livestock in 1992" in a Band Named "Under The Gun" he got together with an old "Guess who" member "Kenny Carter" and opened the show. There were 40,000 people who attended; back stage he got to meet "Santa" and he beamed from ear to ear when he told me.