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All systems were GO and a rockin’ good time was had by all. After re-entry, I had a chance to meet up with
some friends, family and fans. Some had seen us dozens of times and others were long time fans but first time concert goers. We got some nice comments about new songs they had never seen in concert and songs we haven’t played in a long time. And of course, the special effects got rave reviews! This looks like it’s going to be a summer to remember for us. See you soon!

~ Gary Pihl

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I’ve been busy making music.  

Woodshedding.  It comes to me in my life like I’m with child.  The symptoms can be  horrifyingly similar and I have to find a way to “birth” my music.  The process from itch to song is usually a few months. Now, I have brand new twins!  They’re in my phone and on my FB page.  I’m like one of those breastfeeding moms looking for attention.  Had to post my mutant children of a different frequency ASAP.  Go enjoy them.  There is no better vibration than analog human music.  Go get you some of that goodness.

Speaking of that,  thanks to my real followers!  Not one “like” but I go out and people know more about my life than me! 

Speaking of going out,

Had the great pleasure to stumble on a Rockstar Reunion.  Note: I was not counting myself as one of said rockstars, geez.  I can’t drop names because (Jeff Doyle), I might not remember all of them (Randy), then people get mad (Batman), and start thinking I’m all stuck up (Wayne Cain), (Val), (Carol), (Maria), (Gerardo), (that tall guy playing pool), (Byron…)

…and you know how sensitive I am.  Wouldn’t want anyone thinking that somehow the world would crumble if I thought I was stuck up.  Because that just isn’t so.  

I prefer the term “accomplished”.

Judas Priestex.  The ones to watch.

Photo by Barbara Johnson (Judas PriesTex)


That’s Carol on vocals.  

Monster voice.  Great stage presence!  I had to shake her hand.  She didn’t seem pleased.  I didn’t care.  Y’all know me.  FYI: MOST TO ALL lead singers hate me.  Most people in general hate me.  Well, not guys. Well, until they try to cross me…digression.

They know the competition even when I’m off of the stage game for a minute.  Recon…

So, yeah, I was an assistant Bouncer for a few while Batman took care of trouble in the parking lot.  I was carding the honeys, bust in’ a few heads inside.  Totally in my element, dude.  People saw.  PEOPLE SAW!  

Hard at work, President Trump.  Happy to be a cog in that wheel.

Speaking of being a slacker blogger…

I promise to work harder.  Promise.  Still need to tackle some projects on the Homefront that may keep me ocupado but I PROMISE to post more often.

Ms. Bliss will be at Boozehounds next Saturday.  She needs no formal introduction.

But then, neither do I.

That’s all I asked!
Just pay your talent.  It’s that simple.  Original music is the lifeblood of a township.  Think about Seattle.  Did Nirvana come to mind? Incubus? Thinking of Atlanta or do you immediately go P-Funk…

https://www.facebook.com/events/1611784625503519/

Where: Fitzgerald‘s 
When: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Address: 437 McCarty Rd #101, San Antonio, TX 78216

Wayne Wilson graced the first post of the launch of Where To Go 210.  Imagine my surprise when I found out I worked with his lovely wife!  She gave me a card and a heads up on this week’s San Antonio Fanzine post for date night, Friday December 16th, 2016.  

Where: The Lion and the Rose (The Rim)
When: 8:00 – 11:00
Gastro-Meter: The food is supposedly off-the-charts good!  Ye olde English Pub fare.

I’ll be there, plying Wayne’s wife with drinks and singing along.  Hope to see you there, too.  Find me, say wonderful things about this blog, and I might buy you a pint.

Jake Castillo Trio at Pinks Patio

Jake Castillo Trio at Pinks Patio


Musicians! 

Work on those chops with one of the best original artists in the city. Don’t be skeered! These three dynamos are super sweet. Don’t tell them I told you that!

If you like blues, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.
If you like rock, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.
If you like R&B, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.
If you like country, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.

Seriously.

Where: Pink’s Patio
Location: 930 Broadway


Yes. Original music is alive and well in this little big SAYTOWN.  If you are hoping to clean out your heart cockles with some pleasantly unique frequencies, then Main Street is the place to be.  You will begin traveling on another plane of existence after listening to their vibe.  Really.

Connect with this great group on the web: www.jakecastillotrio.com


The Robert Johnson show with the SA Blue Cats and friends looks particularly interesting…but all live acts are essentially magic.  Let’s list them, shall we?

Wednesday 10/5/2016: The Americans with Marcy Grace

Friday 10/28/2016: The Taking with Down Generation & Remanon

Saturday 11/12/2016: Mickey and the Motorcars with Saints Anlogue

Wednesday 11/16/2016: Rhett Miller (of the The Old 97’s) Acoustic Show.  (That was the band Jennifer Aniston’s character wanted Vince Vaugn’s character to go see when she tried to patch things up in that movie The Break Up.)

Saturday 11/19/2016: The Robert Johnson SA Sessions with Texas Johnny Boy, The Mighty Orq and the SA Blue Cats.

Friday 12/2/2016: The Juantanamos EP Release & Big Labowski Tribute

Friday 12/23/2016: Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth – A Holiday Roast

Go to Sam’s Burger Joint Online for ticket purchases and more info.

 jazz and Poetry With  A Purpose at Carmens  De Calle 

Click the pic to get your tix

Thirteen hot poets & a live jazz band, mix with a world class vibe and delicious food. This all happens at Jazz and Poetry with a Purpose where we spread the message with an overall theme and consciousness. The theme for January 2016 “Keeping the dream alive in a new season.”

As we reflect on resolutions how do we revitalize the plans we’ve made for ourselves? Also some of you may want to pay tribute to Dr. MLK JR. Put it in a poem people, and let the dreams flow.

Doors open at 7pm. $10 Cash cover for all nonperforming patrons. Free for performance poets. Live music begins at 8p and poetry starts at 8:15p. Ages 16 and up welcome. Be mindful there are alcoholic beverages served on the premises and amazing food cooked up by Chef Zag. 

Carmen and Vocab are waiting to see you!!

The San Antonio Wind Symphony, under the direction of Robert Rustowicz, will make its first appearance in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on May 25th, 2016. The program reflects a wide variety of musical styles and genres, from orchestral transcriptions to original works for winds, from melodious and expressive to textural, from conventional to contemporary. The program also draws from a variety of nationalities – France, England, Hungary, Armenia, Mexico and the United States. 
Click here to visit the Tobin Center online

18086 Pleasanton Rd. SayTown, 78221
210-628-6200

Click here to visit the festival website.