THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 87
DECEMBER 16, 2022
– This will be the last “Groovy Noodles” newsletter of 2022. The time it takes to put this together each week will be spent mixing the forthcoming ELM TREASON album “WITHOUT A TRIBE.” The newsletter will resume its regular weekly FREE distribution on Friday, January 6, 2023. Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming back each week. We love ya. This is our weekly gift to you. Our way of showing our deepest gratitude for your support.
Since this is our last newsletter of the year, we want to wish you and yours a VERY VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
And if you don’t celebrate, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!
And if it isn’t a holiday season for you, have a great rest-of-December!
Whatever your vibe, however you roll, no matter your thing, wherever you go, THANK YOU, one and all, from the boys in the band!!
– Is Kiss’ farewell tour REALLY a farewell tour? Paul Stanley this week said Kiss fans will still get to see the band in some capacity even after they complete their “End of the Road” farewell tour.
– A whole bunch of tours will be happening in 2023. Among those hitting the road next year will be, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Blink-182, Depeche Mode, Dead and Company, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Queensryche, George Thorogood, Skid Row, Metallica, Pantera, Mammoth WVH, Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, John Mellencamp …. others!
– Iggy Pop has dropped a brand new single, “Strung Out Johnny,” from his upcoming album “Every Loser.”
– Speaking of tours, yet another one has been announced for next year. ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd will hit the road next summer for the co-headlining “Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour.” The 23-date tour kicks off on July 21 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
– Bono’s “Stories of Surrender” book tour will continue next spring with an eight-date residency in New York City at the Beacon Theater.
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Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Happy 82nd birthday to the legendary Dionne Warwick. (Monday).
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift turned 33 on Tuesday.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr.) celebrated birthday number 64 on Sunday.
Eric Schenkman, guitarist for the Spin Doctors, turned 59 on Monday.
Ted Nugent was 74 on Tuesday.
Amy Lee, co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence was 41 on Tuesday.
Singer-songwriter David Gates turned 82 on Sunday.
Jakob Dylan, lead singer for The Wallflowers (Bob Dylan’s son), celebrated his 53rd birthday last Friday.
Happy 47th birthday to Blink-182 guitarist and co-lead vocalist Tom DeLonge.
Happy 50th birthday to Green Day drummer Tre Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright III). (Last Friday)
On Sunday, singer Brenda Lee had her 78th birthday.
Meg White of the White Stripes had her 48th birthday last Saturday.
Turning 65 on Monday was percussionist and singer was Shiela E (born Sheila Cecilia Escovedo).
The Weird and Bizarre of Christmas Past..
This is the second of a two-part series where we explore some of the strangest, most curious, often hilarious – and sometimes disturbing – Christmas print ads from the past.
(If we duplicated any from last week, we apologize!)
We dig these dips into the past very much. We know many of you do, too.
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
A serious bit of corn – one of our very first promo shots from early 2013. (Why so serious, boys??)
SOME DUDE SKATEBOARDING BAREFOOT ON TWO PLATES OF SPAGHETTI … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
6 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Bob Dylan accepts the Nobel Prize in Literature. He doesn’t attend the ceremony, but sends an insightful speech that is read by the US ambassador to Sweden.
7 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Janis Joplin’s psychedelic-painted Porsche sells for $1.76 million at auction.
44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Billy Joel plays Madison Square Garden for the first time, which growing up he considered a “temple.” He later becomes the first musical act to hold residency at the Garden.
49 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The nightclub CBGB opens on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A former flophouse, it becomes ground zero for East Coast punk rock, with Patti Smith, the Ramones, Television and Blondie often performing there.
55 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Otis Redding dies at age 26 when his personal Beechcraft plane crashes into Lake Monona near Madison, Wisconsin.
55 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested at his own concert in New Haven, Connecticut, after a police officer finds him backstage with a young girl and maces him. It’s the first time a famous musician is arrested in the middle of a performance.
57 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
A Charlie Brown Christmas makes its debut, airing on CBS in place of The Munsters. The famous score, which becomes synonymous with the Peanuts, is written by the jazz musician Vince Guaraldi and performed by his trio.
58 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Sam Cooke is killed at age 33 when the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles (where rooms cost $3 a night) shoots him three times. The manager claims that Cooke assaulted her and that he tried to rape his companion. The incident was ruled a justifiable homicide.
65 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
In what remains one of the most shocking celebrity scandals ever, Jerry Lee Lewis marries 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was the daughter of his cousin (and bass player), J.W. Brown. The marriage lasts 14 years but seriously damages Lewis’ career.
That’s Yuletide Amore
Some people don’t get it
St. Nick’s slipping a bit
Santa got run over by a Wrangler…
Pa rum pum pum pum
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