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Wednesday, March 31, 2004


first joshua tree area performance -
and first appearance since 1/29/02!!!

Special Late Show w/ Salton Sea's Throw Rag, earthlings? Brant Bjork & The Bros (Fu Manchu) and Arugula...

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
(760) 365-5956
53688 Pioneertown Road
P.O. Box 595
Pioneertown, CA 92268

we'll see you there!

Friday, March 19, 2004
two day turnaround: gregg dulli (twilight singers, afghan whigs) and mark lanegan (queens of the stone age, screaming trees) joined our partner david catching (mondo generator, yellow no. 5, earthlings, queens, tex and the horseheads, ringling sisters, too many more to mention...) for a couple of days at our favorite studio and yours. seriously, greg fell in love with what mark has already said is his favorite place to record. hope to see all the twilight singers out here sometime!

visiting digs: ldk (lowell), founder of the beatnik cafe with pamela, all the way from nyc.

returning for a quick landing: elia arce, all the way from santo domingo, heredia, costa rica, central america.

our new friend blake has made an incredible short film of sky saxon's (the seeds) two day orbit of the rancho, called 'panoramic desert'. the film features the rockin' poet genius of sky saxon, accompanied by digital d on guitar, carol ann on bass and sunny ondrums, with judy wishart, victoria williams and yours truly (ted) stepping up for the occasional backing vocal, and rancho regulars (the new generation) shannon and john lee making cameo appearances. it's in psychedelic surround cinema and was shot almost entirely on location at the round table of the rancho kitchen. the song, 'i don't wanna cry anymore' (in a medley with several others, we think) is cosmic punk rock beauty, and is among several others captured that night on video and audio. can't wait til sky gets back from his euro tour so we can resume the dog god band (as we were christened that night.)

speaking of euro tours, the creekdippers, featuring favorite sons ray woods and ike (razz' rastafarian son), mark olsen and victoria williams have just left for europe and the world, representing the kind of americans who do not export aggressive behavior...hurry back and stay well and happy!!

our friends in spain have been in close communication since their 3/11 happened. all they want is peace - and for us to replace our president. i promised them we would do our best to, again, not elect the one we've got. as dani garcia from rock sound pleads: 'kerry must win!'

saturday, march 20, where ever you are, the street calls you. i'll be at hollywood and vine at noon to join the world in saying no to the war without end!

Friday, March 05, 2004


friend to duke, negra, amigo, jack and 'all the critters'

24 hour companion to horse-back riders

chief of security at the rancho

tony & debbie's dog

you're a good boy

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