31 Dec 2001-
Well, time for the year-end wrap-up:
Faces reformations: 0
New Faces Albums: 0
If that's all you visit the site
for, you've been brought up to date. The Faces box sets are on the way,
and we don't know yet what 2002 holds in store! Tons of speculation from
all sides, but currently it's just that: speculation.
has been touring and recording (with Billy
Bragg and for his upcoming follow-up to Best
of British) relentlessly.
Kenney is working with his new band
(including Boz Burrell and Robert Hart
of Bad Company, and former Rod Stewart guitarist Gary Grainger) and plans to
record and tour in the new year. He's also got his hands full with his
Hurtwood Park Polo Club, as always.
has a new album out, and is touring to support it. He's dropped a few
hints, but hasn't picked them up yet.
has a solid new album, Not For Beginners, and has been seen publicly quite a bit
recently giving it a good shove.
The new version of this site should,
at my current pace, be ready for a launch in February. Given the
circumstances, it's probably more logical and fitting to aim for April
1st! Whaddaya think?
29 Nov 2001- George Harrison passed away this afternoon after a long battle with
Do something nice for someone else today.
25 Oct 2001- As Paul Snyder
pointed out in his guestbook entry today, links to interview audio segments weren't
working. I wonder how long that's been a problem, as they were working perfectly
several months ago when I put them there. Alas, it's no longer a need for concern,
as I've fixed it.
19 Oct 2001- Well, the Faces site Mach IV is being built, and will
certainly be online within a few weeks. Delay after delay has... er...delayed the
completion of the new version of this website, but I guarantee it will be worth the wait.
Despite the majority of my time being spent on the new version. I will be
periodically updating this one with news. For instance, I will soon have an
announcement concerning a new solo offering from Ronnie Wood, due out right about now.
I'm just trying to confirm details from his label before I go off anouncing it.
21 Sep 2001- Rebuild better than before. Work harder, be stronger,
but keep reason and compassion.
In that spirit, the Faces Site Mach IV is
under construction: All new look and feel but, in this case, the same utter lack of
taste! There will be the occasional new update to this old version of the site, and
the new one will be up in a couple weeks.
12 Sep 2001- Out of respect for those lives needlessly wasted yesterday,
and the impact this engineered trajedy will have on millions more for years to come, we
urge visitors to go offline and spend time with their loved ones.
Our sympathy is with those who have lost friends and family, and our empathy is with the
majority of the world who sit in stunned silence, sickened by the pain and suffering
31 Aug 2001- Lyrics and chords to Mac's songs will be coming online very
soon. I have it on good authority. Meantime, catch Mac if you can as he winds
his way through these states united. He's on the road with Taj Mahal.
Which brings me to my next question: If
you've ever been lucky enough to hear that rare Faces track, "Oh Lord, I'm Browned
Off," you must have wondered where Mac got that funky sound. Well, while
touring with the Jeff Beck Group in the States in 69, Woody bought an album by the Meters
and later introduced Mac to the grooves within. Mac's playing on "Browned
Off" is particularly inspired by Art Neville, the organist/vocalist in the Meters.
If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself. Art Neville is touring
with Taj and Mac in the Funky Meters.
August 31st - Madison WI, Madison Blues
September 3rd - Seattle WA, Bumbershoot Festival
September 5th - Portland OR, Roseland Theatre
September 6th - Eugene OR, McDonald Theatre
September 7th - San Francisco CA, Warfield Theatre
September 8th - Los Angeles CA, House of Blues
September 9th - San Diego CA, Street Scene
September 11th - Flagstaff AZ, Prochnow Auditorium
September 12th - Phoenix AZ, Celebrity Theatre
September 13th - Tucson AZ, Rialto Theatre
September 14th - Albuquerque NM, Hiland Theatre
September 15th - Denver CO, Fillmore Auditorium
September 16th - Telluride CO, Blues & Brews Festival
September 22nd - Monterey CA, Montery Jazz Festival
September 23rd - Arcata CA, Humboldt State University
September 24th - Bend OR, Clear Summer Nights
September 25th - Boise ID, Big Easy
That's going to be some asskicking shows, boys
and girls. Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to afford the trip to
Flagstaff on the 11th!
PS Yet again more of the interview
with Kenney is online.
25 Aug 2001- Still more of the interview with Kenney is online. I think I've rounded the quarter mark on this
24 Aug 2001- More of the interview with Kenney is online.
16 Aug 2001- Added a bare-bones solo discography for Ronnie Wood.
13 Aug 2001- More Lane lyrics online today:
"Catmelody" and "Nowhere to Run".
12 Aug 2001- Lyrics to "Son of Stanley Lane", off the Majic
Mijits album, are now online.
10 Aug 2001- Where have I been for the past two weeks? It's pretty
spooky when even I don't recall. If you saw me during that time, let me know where I
was and what I was doing. What was I wearing?!
Well, Ted sent more chords in, and I've worked
out another couple myself, plus there's three or four of Woody's solo tracks coming online
soon. Now that I've reappeared, it shouldn't take too long to get them online.
I'm also considering an online journal of sorts... an idea that I stole directly from
Mac. It'll be me griping, complaining til I'm blue in the face, or just spewing out
whatever may be on my limited mind at that moment. I can tell you're eager with
anticipation already... I'm going to call it "Vent".
25 Jul 2001- Chords for Lane's "The
Poacher" are online (with a nod to Ted Collins).
25 Jul 2001- More lyrics to Lane's songs:
This time, it's "Tin and Tambourine". Ignore the rough version of
"Burnin' Summer" that's accidentally online. The middle third of the song
is causing major headaches for me, so it's nowhere near ready to be online. Chords
to "The Poacher" are next.
25 Jul 2001- More lyrics to Lane solo songs
added: "The Poacher" and "Anymore for Anymore".
24 Jul 2001- Chords to "How Come"
added. Thanks to Ted Collins.
24 Jul 2001- Chords to "Nobody's
Listenin' " now online.
24 Jul 2001- Several lyrics to Ronnie Lane songs have been transcribed and
added to the site here (including "How Come",
"Don't Try'n Change My Mind", "Steppin' an' Reelin'", and
11 Jul 2001- More of the Kenney Jones interview is online, and even more
will follow quite soon. Go to the Kenney section to catch up.
08 Jul 2001- I caught Joe Strummer
and the Mescaleros on Later... with Jools Holland (BBC America). They
did ass-kicking versions of London Calling and I Fought the Law but, alas, no songs from
their fantastic debut CD. Dig deep darlings and buy it if you haven't already.
03 Jul 2001- Yet another brand new website, this one dedicated to
Steve Marriott. Take a look or
01 Jul 2001- Check out
the new Ronnie Lane
site, maintained by Kris Cerese.
29 Jun 2001- I just received word from Glen Matlock, confirming that he'll do an interview
for the site. We should be getting that done in the next week, after his return from
his current acoustic Dead Men Walking tour of England.
Also, the voice recognition software I just
purchased seems very promising, and should lend itself to a speedy interview transcription
27 Jun 2001- More of the Kenney Jones interview is on the way. I'm
also experimenting with voice recognition software in the hopes of speeding up the
transcription process. A new photo gallery is in the works and I have the chords to
three more songs on the way. Also a few bootleg reviews have been sent in and I'm
trying to figure out how to format them. If you have any bootleg reviews (or
anything else) you'd like to submit, email me.
I'd have a good portion of this online by now,
but I've been struggling with moving all my vinyl from one storage facility to another.
I also got an email from Mac. Hopefully
I'll have a moment to call him and get an update very soon.
Click on the "Take the Faces Poll"
at the top of the page to place your vote today.
10 Jun 2001- The Kenney Jones photo gallery
10 Jun 2001- I just added the Faces Poll today. Click on the above
link to take the poll, or let me
know what questions you'd like to see added to the poll (include the answers you think are
appropriate as well).
10 Jun 2001- Bill Simoneau has submitted a piece about Ronnie Lane, whom
he knew during his stint in the Longhorn State. Find it here.
10 Jun 2001- Well, I just got finished putting together a new page for the
site that showed the chords for "Just Another Honky". Unfortunately, I already
transcribed that song some months ago. Now I'm off to find uncharted territory.
I will now begin work transcibing a song I've not already done.
3 Jun 2001- Phil Dobbin has submitted something he's written about his
experiences with Ronnie Lane. Find it here.
Also, I found a couple rolls of film left from my trip to London and had them
developed- more shots of the Fishpool are on the way.
3 Jun 2001- As promised, I'm putting Ronnie Lane's lyrics and chords online.
The process begins today with the addition of the lyrics and chords to "Annie".
18 May 2001- Two Ronnie Lane photo galleries added today, totalling 32
shots new to the site. A Kenney Jones gallery is on the way (including shots of
Hurtwood Park). Go here for the new galleries.
16 May 2001- I'm hoping to get some pages that I've added/updated uploaded
to the site today, but I'm having some technical difficulties. Check back for info.
12 May 2001- Happy Birthday, Mac. Best Wishes.
10 May 2001- The first installment of the Kenney Jones interview is here.
9 May 2001- Lot's of new stuff on the way... part one of the Kenney Jones
interview, new chord transcriptions, more links, and words/chords to Ronnie Lane's solo
26 Apr 2001- I've been making loads of new contacts lately. One is
Alan Merrill (Arrows, Vodka Collins, Derringer, etc.), who tells of a demo he made with
Mac and Tetsu in 76 or 77, with Paul Varley on drums. Jimmy McCulloch was to be
there, but was a no-show. Kim was there, mixing and garnishing Pimms for all.
25 Apr 2001- Read up on the new book about Free. Tom Guerra has an
interview with Rabbit and Simon Kirke here.
HEAVY LOAD is not a conventional book:
It looks as though it was published by a company more familiar with high school yearbooks
and, in that sense, it is fair praise to say that the packaging fitted the
subject: I've never before seen a band which turned #1 almost overnight
presented in a fashion that befitted their origin in just as theatrical yet disarming a
manner. I've also never seen a yearbook more worthy of a cover-to-cover read.
Also, the Steve Marriott Memorial Concert was
a smash success. Read up on it on Room for Ravers.
Mac will be touring with the SongDogs very soon. Check out his site for dates.
10 Apr 2001- I've decided to publish the Kenney Jones interview on this
site in installments. In other words, it's taking longer than expected to get it
ready, so I'll put it up in chunks as it gets done. Check back very soon...
6 Apr 2001- Mac, Kenney, Paul Weller and Glen Matlock are slated to play
a set together at the upcoming Steve Marriott Memorial Concert. Join Groping with a Stoker for the inside scoop.
1 Apr 2001- Happy Birthday to all April Fools (and to one in particular).
30 Mar 2001- The first of a series of FanFiles debuts here today. Lynne Rossi Ruelan (yes, the same that
won a poster and the same that I've known since the start of this site... Shut up, cuz she
won the poster fair and square-- in fact, we had nothing to do with the choosing of
winners!) tells her story and illustrates it with her own photos.
29 Mar 2001- Winners of the POSTER CONTEST are as follows:
Le Mars, Iowa
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Portadown, County Armagh, N Ireland
Grand Haven, Michigan
Congratulations to the winners... prizes have probably
29 Mar 2001- My apologies to Nikki Sudden, who I was to meet up with Sunday night.
He's touring the States now, and was travelling from LA to his next gig in Denver.
We were to meet up and shoot the shit for awhile, but he was late getting into town
and I was unconscious when he called late that night. I don't remember his phone
call or brushing him off (I was wiped out, dead tired).
14 Mar 2001- I just received a fantastic new book called "Heavy Load" in
today's mail. Several years in the making, it's the highly detailed story of the
legendary British blues band, Free. Here's a blurb about the book that accurately
reflects it's contents:
Heavy Load is a labour of love and has been compiled and written over a
period of twenty years. The book we offer you is the ULTIMATE collection of history,
memorabilia and band memories. We would like to thank everyone involved in this
project, band and fans alike, and in turn we can finally offer the definitive FREE book.
By Fans, for fans. We are immensely proud of this project and hope you enjoy the fruits of
our labour. We have gone full out to provide the best possible package in terms of
production and reproduction quality. Absolutely no corners have been cut in delivering
this project to you. HEAVY LOAD is the story of FREE. Complete, comprehensive and packed
with pictures. Get ready - this book will knock you out.
Ordering details to follow. Well worth the
12 Mar 2001- Due to recent troubles accessing this website, the new contest will be
extended through Monday, March 19th. This will give all prospective competitors a
fair chance. View contest rules here.
22 Feb 2001- The new contest is about to begin. The prizes, courtesy of www.music-autographs.com, are as follows:
(2) Faces prints, signed by Mac
(2) Small Faces prints, signed by Mac
(2) Sex Pistols prints, signed by Glen Matlock
A questionairre will be put online shortly. To win
the contest, just surf this site and www.music-autographs.com
to find the answers. Check back here for details. This contest is not to be
confused with the contests already being held on www.music-autographs.com.
20 Feb 2001- Lyrics to several songs have been addd today, including: Pool Hall
Richard, You Can Make Me Dance..., I'd Rather Go Blind, Angel, Jealous Guy, I wish It
Would Rain, It's All Over Now, Cut Across Shorty... (Thanks to Gunnar Hedlund for
the input!) Click here.
19 Feb 2001- Check out the story sent in by David Marks to accompany his photo gallery
of Mac in San Rafael.
18 Feb 2001- New Ronnie Lane links page, with many new
18 Feb 2001- New Kenney Jones links page. Also,
updated Kenney's discography.
17 Feb 2001- Travel back in time. Since this website began as a splash page on
November 15, 1999, it has gone through four major versions. I just found version two
of this site on a floppy disk at the bottom of a box, so I posted it. Go here to see
what this website looked like when it was two days old.
17 Feb 2001- Win an autographed poster of the Faces (as seen here). Check back for
contest details. Coming within days.
2 Feb 2001- I've made a lot of new contacts recently, which should lead to tons of new
interviews for the site. Also, I've started a new project with Tuli Kupferberg,
which will lead directly to me building a new website. Coming soon: www.tuli.org. To see what it's about,
go to www.thefugs.com.
Several new contests are in the works, so keep checking for details. CDs, photos,
artwork, books, etc., will be prizes.
20 Jan 2001- Three pages of new photos have been added to the site. You will find
20 new images in the Small Faces section (now split into two pages), and nearly
50 in the Faces area. Those galleries have doubled in size.
Click on "Photos" for the links.
18 Jan 2001- Several new images were added to the London
section today. Also, there are 70 new photos on the site, taken by David Marks.
This site now has well over eighty pages of info. The
recent contest, as well as new additions to the site, have swelled the number of
visitors. December 2000 was the busiest month in the history of the site, but that
number has already eclipsed by the January figures. Thanks for your participation in
the contest, and keep an eye out for a new one (which is on the way).
18 Jan 2001- The four winners of the Ronnie Lane CD contest are listed below:
Peter Harrar, NYC, NY:
Rob Williams, London, England: 20/20
Kirk Crenshaw, Oregon
Tony Concatelli, Connecticut
Keep an eye out, as there will be another contest soon!
17 Jan 2001- 352 new photos added to the site here.
Yes, I've recreated the poster that was sent out with the original release of A
Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse!
11 Jan 2001- Recent Woody sighting: He played at a benefit for his new health
club, Harrington's. Ronnie teamed up with Charlie Hart and Chris Jagger, and then
with Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman. It's the first time Wyman's played with them since
The Lane CD contest is over, and we do have four
winners. More info after I triple-check everything.
There are thirty new photos scattered throughout the
galleries, and I've updated the synapsis of the trip to the UK by adding over 40 photos to
it. Find these great shots by starting here.
10 Jan 2001- Added about twenty new photos to the site today, mainly in the Posters and
06 Jan 2001- A new article submitted by Lane's old mate, Ed Mayberry, is now online. Also, there's a new page of Ronnie Lane
photos up, and the old page has been reorganized with new photos. Go to the Sitemap
or Plonk section to see.
01 Jan 2001- Happy Truest NEW MILLENIUM to the mathematically challenged. Last
chance to look the sight over in case you want a head start on the competition for the
Ronie Lane CD giveaway. Don't forget to look the Burnside / Sideburn Records
site over, too.