I may be good… but I’m not *that* good

Feb 26

I may be good… but I’m not *that* good

Someone who saw my “Me & 80s bands” video compilation thingy on youtube wrote me an enigmatic email, saying, “You have quite advanced technicial skills, and I think you know what I mean. Unfortunately you gave yourself away in a couple of the shots near the end of your clip.” With a...

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UB40 in 1986

Jul 14

UB40 in 1986

When: September 13, 1986 Where: Greek Theatre, Berkeley And: I met up with the lads in UB40 for the second time at the entrance to the backstage area at the gorgeous Greek Theatre in the Oakland/Berkeley hills. They were all sweet and great once again. My only complaint: illegible handwriting. Besides...

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UB40: The first band I met

Jul 13

UB40: The first band I met

When: Around February of 1985 Where: San Francisco – their hotel and the Warfield Theater And: Ahhh… the very first band I met, on their Geffery Morgan… tour. Guess you could say I was never the same after that “Cherry Oh Baby” (it’s a song UB40 covered on Labour of Love,...

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UB40 “If It Happens Again” video

Jul 01

UB40 “If It Happens Again” video

A silly, pointless — that is, typically 80s — video from 1984 for the track that was the current single around the time I first met them. Features some cute interplay between the brothers Campbell. And for more from...

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