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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