THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 92
FEBRUARY 3, 2023
– We have renamed the “YOUR INPUT” section of Groovy Noodles, “YOU SAY…” We can’t believe we kept such drab, clinical nomenclature in place for so long…
– The GROOVY NOODLE ARCHIVE has FINALLY been updated again.
– We have renamed the “BIRTHDAYS THIS PAST WEEK” section of Groovy Noodles “ANOTHER YEAR GONE” (which, if you didn’t already know, is the name of an ELM TREASON song of our first album. Our attempt at partial cleverness).
– Bobby’s youngest son, Andrew, celebrated birthday number 9 on Thursday. Andy’s twin daughters celebrated their birthday on Monday.
– Cool pairing – Bryan Adams and Joan Jett will hit the road together as part of Adams’ continuing “So Happy It Hurts” road trip. The joint trek kicks off on June 6 in Baltimore and ends on Aug. 3 in Seattle.
– Nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2023 have been announced. Included are eight first-time nominees: Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Willie Nelson, the White Stripes and Warren Zevon. Returning nominees include: Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, the Spinners and A Tribe Called Quest.
– Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled all 2023 concert dates, saying he is “not physically capable” to do it anymore. “Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really FUCKS ME UP, more than you will ever know.”
– Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will be touring again this year, performing in two dozen North American cities. The spring and summer tour will begin on April 25 in Shreveport, La.
– Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie will join forces this summer and early fall for the “Freaks on Parade” tour, along with Ministry and Filter. The tour launches on Aug. 24 in Dallas and concludes on Sept. 24 in Phoenix.
– The Who has announced the release of a new album, “The Who With Orchestra Live at Wembley.” The LP, which was recorded at the band’s 2019 concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, is scheduled to be released on March 31.
– Barrett Strong, who landed a hit with 1959’s “Money (That’s What I Want)” and went on to pen many more Motown classics for other artists, died at age 81.
– Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters will star in a Super Bowl commercial for Crown Royal.
– Television singer, guitarist and songwriter Tom Verlaine died at age 73. Television was one of several influential bands to emerge from New York City’s fruitful mid-’70s music scene.
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Another Year Gone
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Mike Patton, lead singer of Faith No More, was 55 last Friday.
Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo turned 57 on Thursday.
Celebrating his 73rd birthday on Wednesday was Mike Campbell, guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and (currently) Fleetwood Mac.
Patrick Wilson, drummer for Weezer, was 54 on Wednesday.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason had his 79th birthday last Friday
Singer Songwriter Sarah McLachlan celebrated birthday number 55 last Saturday.
Happy 64th birthday to singer Jody Watley (Monday).
Steve Bartek, lead guitarist for Oingo Boingo, turned 71 on Monday
Turning 72 on Tuesday was Harry Wayne Casey, founder of KC and the Sunshine Band
Singer-songwriter and actor Justin Timberlake was 42 on Tuesday..
Just a small sampling of albums turning FIFTY this year.
We know we missed some classics. What needs to be added?
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Bobby Steel
This week, Bobby picks up the pen and talks about the music that helped form the sounds of Elm Treason.
What music did he play in his pre-Treason days? What covers? What phases did his performing go through to get to where he is today?
Answering the question from a fan, Bobby takes you on a journey along his pre-Treason trail.
Check it out —> HERE <—-
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
On stage at FONTANA’S in New York City – September, 2014
A word “cat” misspelled rather badly
5 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Huey Lewis loses his hearing before a concert in Dallas. He does the show singing way out of pitch, and is later diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, a rare condition that causes his hearing to come and go.
7 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Eerie kismet – Two founding members of Jefferson Airplane, lead singer Signe Anderson and guitarist Paul Kantner, die on the same day, both at 74. Anderson left the group in 1966 after recording their first album – she was replaced by Grace Slick.
9 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At a press conference, all four members of Mötley Crüe sign a “cessation of touring agreement” preventing them from ever touring again after 2015. It prevents nothing: they kick off their next tour in 2022.
19 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Justin Timberlake puts an exclamation point on the Super Bowl halftime show by tearing away part of Janet Jackson’s costume, revealing her right breast to a massive audience.
30 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Willie Nelson settles his $17 million tax debt with the US Internal Revenue Service by paying them $9 million in cash and assets already seized. Some of the cash was raised through sales of his 1991 album “he IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories,” released specifically to fund his payout.
39 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Pat Boone releases the album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, where he covers various hard rock classics, including “Stairway To Heaven,” “Enter Sandman” and “Crazy Train.”
44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols, out on bail after being accused of killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, dies of a heroin overdose at age 21.
45 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
By request, Ted Nugent carves his autograph into the arm of a fan using his bowie knife.
50 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Kiss play their first concert, performing at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York. They wear makeup onstage, but not the look they become known for.
59 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
A billboard is erected at Tower Records on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles to promote Pink Floyd’s new album, The Wall. A blank wall was pasted up and each day a brick was removed to slowly reveal the inside spread and title of the album.
74 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The soundtrack album to Saturday Night Fever hits #1 in the US and stays there for an astonishing 24 weeks.
You’ll need a bigger room….
Come on, get happy!
Make your momma proud
Words to live by
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JJ Grey and Mofro. It was in an outdoor stadium and was incredible.
Outstanding, Laura. If I (Andy) may inquire… when was this show?
Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin and Bush at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, AR late last year. 🤟
I (Andy) will venture a guess and say that it was a GREAT show?
Went with my daughter to a John Mayer concert in Atlanta. Maroon Five opened. It’s been, at least 15 years.
I (Andy) almost saw Mayer with Dead and Company a few years back (My wife is a HUGE Dead fan)… didn’t make it though.
Great concert. Had no idea what a great guitar player he was at the time.
A fantastic guitar player, indeed.
I enjoyed the extra!
Very cool, Bill!
We get asked about influences all the time, so Bobby took this one by the horns and hit it out of the park.
I (Andy) will write one myself on this topic soon.
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, October 2019. Great concert!
Actually, I forgot. The last concert I went to was the Newark (Delaware) Community Band Christmas Concert this past December. The band is made up of mostly middle aged former high school band members who still like to play. Does that count?
It absolutely counts! Hell yes!
He always puts on a great show… and a lot like McCartney, draws a lot of young people. His songs resonate that well.
Charlie Musselwhite with The Blind Boys Of Alabama
That’s one of the best names I (Andy) have heard in a long while.
You guys are having way too much fun!! Awesome page dudes!! Keep safe, Rock On!!!
Thank you, Alice.
I (Andy) can’t help but wonder if what you say is actually true.
Can one have TOO MUCH fun?
Thanks so much! So pleased you enjoy these Noodles.
Billy Idol in Vegas
I (Andy) have never had the pleasure of seeing him live.
Kelly Clarkson, with The Fray and Carolina Liars. I won the tickets, and had a Blast! Kelly can sing everything from Country to Grunge!
A friend of mine (Andy’s) said he saw Kelly live… and pretty much had the same comment you did. He was pleasantly surprised how good she was.
Terrific voice, no question.
Been a long time but it was Rose Tattoo at the local pub, and I was deaf for a couple hours later lol they sure did play loud..Love the extra and hey Bobby I still have Rising Force on record to this day…
So happy to hear you dig these week’s extra. Bobby did an outstanding job.
I (Andy) guess I’ll have to write one on that topic as well. I love the subject matter.
You rock, Ellen. (But you probably knew that already).
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at Interlochen Center for the Arts near Traverse City, MI. It was amazing! Such incredible talent on that stage!
They are amazing talented people that’s for sure. I love his wife Abigail Washburn…
I do too.
Ooooh! Would have LOVED to see that show.
From the “TOO COOL” file…
Took my daughter
Was outside amphitheater
From every account we have gotten from everyone who has seen them live, those guys put on ONE HELL OF A SHOW.
All kinds of cool, brother.
Always a amazing hearing from you.
Hello guys – great to read your newsy items!
AWESOME of you to say that!
We figured, it can get pretty boring just hearing what’s new with us… Why not give some quick hits on what’s happening with the BIG BOYS AND GIRLS???
Thank you, Steven.
The last live show I attended was at a Nashville club featuring unknown artists trying to break into the songwriting scene. Many good songs, talented musicians…this was just before the “pandemic” shut everything down 😓
Sounds pretty damn cool.
Burgeoning talent… up and coming songsmiths…. fresh voices…. What’s not to love?
It was their “A Farewell to Kings” tour.
(Bobby. You would have NOT been disappointed.) It was splendid!
From what I (Andy) have seen and heard, it was SPECTACULAR.
It’s awesome you caught that show.
Hmmm…The Mahones, FRi. Feb. 3/23 bigger show; Headstones, Dec. 10/22, 1000 people but look out 2023 as I am hitting the big time; big names, big venues and even bigger…at least of my bucket list is 4 confirmed, hoping to hit 6, so I can do 6 for 60 spins around the sun!!!! On tap is Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt and Nickelback are yet to be confirmed and then I need a 6th? no pressure guysLOL
Your concert-going resume is always a joy to hear about. From the local to the international, you are always all over it! Fantastic, Shelley.
Dying to get your feedback on the upcoming shows in your concert diary.
Last LIVE show — last month-The Four Tops & The Temptations @ Sager Theater – NOLA. Rockin’ good time ! Complemented by a 10 piece HORN SECTION !!
[ https://tuscaloosahorns.com/home%5D Saw them both individually before — [smaller venues] — this was by far the best production!!
Wow. Sounds like a ton of fun.
Both groups had a MULTITUDE of hits.
Went to see live ELO AGAIN trubute act at Usher hall in Edeinburgh, they were fantastic as close to the original as any tribute act Ive seen. Hope these guys come to a town near you.
Bobby and I (Andy) saw the ELO AGAIN lineup at Madison Square Garden… and I must say, it was a fantastic show.
I took my teenage daughter to a couple of concerts the last one was Fall out boy, I don’t like them much, Jaden Smith and brown bear went on before Fall out boy, those guys suck something awful, Will Smith should tell his son to pick a different career LOL. About a month before that I took her to see panic at the Disco that Brendon Urie fella he’s pretty good I liked that show
REALLY appreciate you sharing that, David. I (Andy) love getting reports from people who are seeing more “modern artists” and getting their impressions. VERY COOL.
Just saw Lewis Capaldi in Belfast. His Tourettes were really bad, and I’m guessing it’s because his body was tired from all the touring. But he still put on a great show.
Glad the show was great, Penny! Awesome that you saw him. Apparently, his recent touring schedule has been SUPER GRUELING.
I love the Groovy Noodle! Years since I saw a live band. I know . . . .sad.
Hi Lisa! Andy here.
We LOVE that you love the Noodles! Thanks for making it a part of your life every week. 🙂 It means the world to us.
George Thorogood in Daytona…..Hasn’t lost a step….
Another friend of ours saw George recently and said the exact same thing. Apparently, he puts on a fantastic show!
Last live concert I went to was Tool. It was in the dead of summer over 100°.
Keith Urban last summer. He put on a great show.