The History section of this web site is very sparse, especially the pages from 1980, onward. With time, these pages will be flushed out with lots of photos, and the sparse text will be replaced with, ah, well - it'll be replaced. The text following 1980 comes directly from Joe Nolte. Hopefully someone out there will be "encouraged" to write me with alternate ideas about the events described...

The mother-in-law (Merle Brien, much missed) had just died, the marriage

followed suit this year, I got out of school and back into the work force, did

more overdubs while the rest of the band sat increasingly impatiently

wondering what the hell was going on . . .

Mid-year there was a benefit for would-be Hollywood representative Jackie

Goldberg, billed as "The Masque Unplugged." The concept was to get original

punk rockers from the glory days of '77 to play acoustically at a Mexican

Restaurant in Silverlake.

It was very cool.

I showed up with Luke and brother David and we did "Bombing of London" and a

couple of others. Had fun and ran into a lot of old friends, such as "El Vez"

(formerly from the Zeros).

My favorite of the day was watching one half of The Screamers sound almost as

good as the complete band had ever sounded in their heyday.

So we ended up getting the photo in the subsequent Times article, thanks

probably to Richard Cromelin. Deserved? Who knows . . .

Basically that was a reminder that I used to be involved in something that

meant something - a wakeup call if you will . . .