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paulmarsblack.JPGIt's nice and overcast here in Ohio and the thunder is rolling, and that means nap potential is at a premium. I slept in longer than normal today, but I've been flat exhausted and I never catch much rest during the week.

I have big plans to clean my house today and Eric will continue to work on our (never-ending!) basement renovation. The renovation is getting close...the paint is on the walls, but the carpet needs ordered. Speaking of paint, I selected some bold colors, as the theme of the basement is a glam nightclub. Accent walls are Poison green, with the other walls a lighter shade of lime. The bathroom is deep purple (get it?) with the green accents, and the bar is also Poison green. We have big support beams and those are black. When I picked the colors at the store, Eric balked but it looks awesome. I know you probably don't believe me. Trust me, it works.

I have a lot coming up this week, including more interviews. One from the lead singer of Hericane Alice and another from a band manager and rock journalist who has some crazy stories!

I've decided it is now my personal mission to land an interview with Paul Black of L.A. Guns. As most of you know, there are two versions of the band, and Black fronts the version with Tracii Guns on guitar. This version also played Rocklahoma.

I'll admit I like both versions of the band, but I think Tracii = L.A. Guns. Plus, I might be a little in love with Paul Black. I was too busy covering Rocklahoma for this website and the Hairball John Radio Show to even catch a few seconds of L.A. Guns during Rocklahoma. My husband watched the entire set and he loved them. He's been to their Myspace a few times, looking for tour dates near Ohio. Sadly, there are none. So now, I want to talk to Paul Black. I want to ask him what it's like, constantly being compared to Phil Lewis. It's not like Tracii found Paul along the side of the road. Nope, Paul recorded demos for the band and helped them land a deal with Vertigo Records. Today, I will begin working on that interview quest. For some reason, I'm terrified of contacting anyone in the L.A. Guns camp. Probably because things have been so nasty between the two bands for so long. Wish me luck, dear readers. I don't want to end up on some glam blacklist.

Watch this video: L.A. Guns with Gilby Clarke performing "You Can't Always Get What You Want"



Reader Comments (5)

You're turning your basement into a glam nightclub theme?!
Wow, that sounds awsome!

Sounds like a great week you have planned, and good luck with landing the interview with Paul Black.

Have a rockin' week!
August 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I can't wait to visit Dayton and party in your basement! Amazing.
August 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
I'm a big fan of the Joneses---Paul was in this seminal pre-hairband, sleazy gutter punknroll group-they got a cuppla cool retrospectives coming out on full breach records outta chicago, and the Mau-Maus, but the Paul Black/Jo Dog Sonic Boom LP is one of the best bluesey trashy rocknroll lp's of the past ten years.
January 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPepsi Sheen
I'm trying to track down anything related to ANGELS IN VAIN, Kelley Nichols' pre-Faster Pussycat band
January 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPepsi Sheen
I got some AIV stuff...what do you want?
July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGirlGoneMad

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