THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 93
FEBRUARY 10, 2023
– It’s official! ELM TREASON will be creating a membership site that will offer a host of EXTRA exclusive content – and there will be various tiers that fans can subscribe to, starting at ONE DOLLAR a month. We’re looking at probably a MAY or JUNE launch. LOTS of details will follow over the coming weeks. THANK YOU to everyone who offered suggestions!
– Work on “WITHOUT A TRIBE” continues. This is tentative, but we expect to begin PRESALES in four to six weeks! EXCITING TIMES!
– Duran Duran will tour North America beginning on May 27 at the BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley, Calif. The tour will continue through September 19 in Toronto.
– A ballet based on the music of Black Sabbath will debut in the band’s hometown of Birmingham in September. Titled simply “Black Sabbath – the Ballet,” the performance is set to feature “Paranoid,” “Iron Man,” “War Pigs,” “Black Sabbath,” “Solitude,” “Laguna Sunrise” and “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.”
– Pat Benatar – along with her husband and musical partner, Neil Giraldo – will tour in the Spring. Their first concert will be March 9 as part of the Love Rocks benefit in New York.
– Phil Spalding, journeyman bassist and former member of prog supergroup GTR and Mike Oldfield’s band, died Monday at the age of 65.
– Carlos Santana has announced additional dates for his 2023 Las Vegas residency, which will take place at House of Blues in September and November.
– John Mellencamp launched his Live and in Person tour on last Sunday with a performance in his home state of Indiana at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington.
– Ozzy Osbourne took home two Grammy awards, earning Best Rock Album for his 2022 LP “Patient Number 9″ and Best Metal Performance for the song “Degradation Rules,” featuring his former Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi.
– Also at the Grammys, Bonnie Raitt joined Sheryl Crow and Mick Fleetwood for a poignant rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird” in honor of Christine McVie. David Crosby, Olivia Newton John and Jeff Beck were among the other late musicians honored during the segment.
– Speaking of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood revealed that he cannot envision the band continuing to perform in the wake of Christine McVie’s death. “I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris. I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”
– Peter Gabriel has released the Dark-Side Mix of a new song titled “The Court,” the second offering from his upcoming album i/o.
– Long time Bruce Springsteen fanzine Backstreets announced its closure after 43 years as a result of the musician’s “dynamic ticket pricing” campaign, which saw tickets for his 2023 reunion tour with the E Street Band shooting out of many supporters’ price ranges last year.
– REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin introduced Derek Hilland as a replacement for Neal Doughty, who bowed out after 55 years last month.
– John Oates has released a new single called “Disconnected.” It’s the second song in a new series Oates plans on pursuing in the coming months.
You Say: Your Best Concert?
Hello Treasonites! Hope you are well.
Last week we asked everyone to share the LATEST concert they attended.
Now, let’s get a bit more specific.
Someone asks you : “If you had to pick one, what is the BEST concert you’ve ever been to?”
Hit that comments section, people. We ADORE hearing from you.
Thanks so much!
Another Year Gone
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Turning 55 last Sunday was Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron
Happy 76th birthday to Kinks’ lead guitarist, Dave Davies (last Friday).
Folk/country singer Melanie was 76 last Friday.
Singer Rick Astley celebrated birthday 57 on Monday
Lee Renaldo, guitarist for Sonic Youth, turned 67 last Friday
Composer extraordinaire, John Williams, celebrated birthday number 91 on Wednesday
50s teen idol Fabian had his 80th birthday on Monday
Country music singer/songwriter Garth Brooks turned 51 on Tuesday
In the eyes of the tastebuds
Here are some unusual and interesting flavors of popular foods from different parts of the world. Some are discontinued. Others remain VERY popular.
How many of these sound tasty to you?
Yogurt flavored Pepsi
Various seafood inspired Pringles chips
Vegemite flavored Cadbury chocolate
Tomato and carrot flavored Haagen-Dazs ice cream
Squid ink burger from Burger King
Scotch and cigar flavored cupcake
Pizza and spaghetti flavored slushees
Mustard flavored ice cream
Foie Gras (duck/goose liver) gumballs
Dry pork and seaweed donuts
Cappuccino flavored potato chips
Terriyaki Beef Jerky soda
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman
This week, Andy touches upon the question that is probably on top of the Elm Treason inquisition list – and if not at the the apex, then certainly in the top three.
Namely, “How did you guys meet?”
Brooklyn meets Staten Island in this tale of origin … and it all started with a preacher.
Check it out —> HERE <—-
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Unused picture from THE VOICE OF TREASON album cover shoot
A box of CELERY flavored Jell-O that, for some inexplicable reason, isn’t on the market anymore.
5 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Paul Simon announces his final tour called the Homeward Bound Tour.
6 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Black Sabbath play the final concert of their farewell tour at the Genting Arena in their English home city of Birmingham. The last song of the show, “Paranoid,” is streamed live on Facebook.
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.
16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Prince thrills the crowd at the Super Bowl halftime show, closing with “Purple Rain” in the rain.
16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Apple Computers settles a long-standing legal battle with Apple Records, the label set up by The Beatles. The companies have disputed the rights of the computer maker to sell music under the Apple name.
20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Phil Spector is charged with murder after police are called to his 33-room mansion in Alhambra, California, and discover the actress Lana Clarkson dead from a gunshot wound.
22 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
After being kicked out of the “reunion” lineup of the Eagles, guitarist Don Felder files a lawsuit against the group.
30 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Neil Young records a live set on MTV’s Unplugged. Plagued with trouble due to Young’s displeasure over the performances of his backing band, it’s still released as an album later that year.
44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Stephen Stills records the first major-label album using all-digital equipment, but it’s never released, which means that Ry Cooder’s Bop Till You Drop will get the honor.
47 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
David Bowie opens his US tour with a new persona: The Thin White Duke. He’s dressed in a black-vested suit with slicked-back hair. Bowie later described the persona as “a nasty character indeed.”
57 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll music, “CRAWDADDY!”, is published by Paul Williams in New York City.
59 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
With “Louie Louie” under FBI investigation for obscene lyrics, the song’s publisher offers $1,000 to anyone who can definitively distinguish the dirty words.
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Was this during the Steve Perry era?
Saw Billy Joel when he was a “band.” In ’79 and in ’80. He’ll never tour with those specific songs. He has to include so many of his hits through the 80s. I think I saw him at the height of his career as far as my taste in his music goes. They were incredible live.
I saw him back then too – in 78 I think. Great concert!
Very cool. 78 is a fantastic year to catch one of his concerts.
I (Andy) would have loved to see Billy live in those days.
Fun fact – Moving Out (Anthony’s Song) was the first record I bought with my own money. (allowance and sofa cushion change). I was just a kid.
So cool that that was your first purchase. We were both inspired by The Stranger album at an early age. As soon as I listened to The Stranger, I went out and bought the rest, except Cold Spring Harbor. I’d find that one a few years later.
Iron Maiden, the power slavery tour in 85
Wow. In their prime. ABSOLUTELY KILLER, Martin!
Pink Floyd – Division Bell tour. They had 2 drummers!
The Division Bell tour was pretty amazing. Gary Wallis played the other set of drums and percussion to complement the great Nick Mason.
Yes, on the round stage,McNichols arena somewhere around 1979 or 1980
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sweet! When they were on, there was no one better. May I (Andy) ask when you saw them?
Thank you, Laura!
dDamn it would be easier to name worstLOL…sorry but I must pick 3 as there is different reasons; Meatloaf and E.L.O, as it was my first stadium rock concert and it was also great; David BieDavid Bowie, what can I say he is my guy and to see him the first time was a dream come truebut as for all around best show…sound, energy emotion…and the winner is, Patti Smith! When you leave a show shellshocked and are doing the guppie thing with your mouth but no wordsas you can’t describe what you have just experienced! I wonder if she would be moved that she always gets this award after experiencing almost 300 concertsLOL Exctatic about the treason noodles news!
Stunning memories, Shelley. I (Andy) would have loved to see any of those shows. Your concert-going resume is scrumptious.
We LOVE that you’re loving the Noodles! Thank you.
I don’t know if it was the best, but I think my favorite was Paul Simon at the Capital Center in 2018. I think it was the nostalgia factor and it was a really good concert.
Saw Paul Simon at the Fox in Atlanta. It was in the 80s, probably prior to 86.
I (Andy) had two chances to see Paul Simon in concert … and each time, something else took precedence (neither of which I can exactly remember).
I never claimed to be particularly bright.
Would have LOVED to see Paul Simon live. Outstanding, Katie.
That was his farewell tour, if I (Andy) am not mistaken.
Just read the extra and that gross food/drink flavoured list, Yuck! and I have to tell you that although I knew thie story of how you and Bobby met, you always add something juicy in the retelling and so; female preacher, very cool, thank you Amy and church or we would not have our beloved ‘Elm Treason”
Frankly, Shelley, I (Andy) don’t think there is one flavor on that list I can even claim to be willing to try – except MAYBE the fish flavored chips…. but that’s a huge MAYBE. It would also depend on my level of starvation.
This may be sacrilegious to say, but the preacher was a simply gorgeous woman. Her name was Ginger. She eventually went on to Washington DC.
Appreciate the kind words about the article. Quite a few people DON’T know the story, so it was time to share it. 🙂
Love ya, Shelley!
Best: The first. July 25 1981, Boston Garden…Van Halen! I was 19, just graduated high school. Still have the ticket stub. From there they were all great. Hell it was the 80’s. Rush, Scorpions, Ozzy, Motley Crew, Judas Priest, The Who…. to start. Many stubs I still have.
Someday I’ll add a Elm Treason stub to that collection. Until then, Rock on!!!
How amazing is it that you saw Van Halen in their prime with the original lineup – and even more amazing? It was your first show. Talk about an amazing introduction to the world of live rock and roll!
We’re hoping to get back to live shows… soon. When we do, we’ll save a seat, brother.
I enjoyed the extra.
Ah, that is so good to hear.
We figured the LITERAL origin of Roman-Steel would be of interest. Seems like yesterday.
Fun fact – the basement of that church is where Bobby first played for me the chord progression for the song that would become “Honey Feet.”
Just a little fun fact…
Was supposed to go to a Mayday Parade concert in 2021 in Louisville, Ky at the Mercury Ballroom but it got cancelled and rescheduled and then fully canceled and refunded because of covid.
Paul McCartney at Fenway Park.
“THE BEST” — For ME of course >>> Sir Paul McCartney <<<
About 6 Years ago in Houston
Best concert Bowie.