Did anyone mention "he's older than dirt"?
The "Doobies" should be smoked, not heard. They stole that sound from The Hoodoo Rythm Devils, anyway.
GREATNESS sucks unless your public can find you Steve!
must be a mistake! Simels has a fanclub!Simels regrets the error, etc!;-)
Well, this is embarassing.
HAH!!!!That is all.FWIW: my security code is "neopyjtf". Almost wordish!!
Steve, I take comfort in the fact that teh google only works if they can figure out how to spell your name.--NYM, who can't post from work
Famous? Beats being infamous. Bask a little, Simels.
Well, this is embarassing.If you live long enough, you're bound to be embarrassed by something you've done.:-)
I'm one of those guys that read Steverino in Stereo Review back in the 70s. For you kids out there, stereo equipment was the old computer gear, and I used to love pouring over the blow-by-blow descriptions of amps, speakers and (esp!) turntables. They also had record reviews, but they were all jazz and classical with the occasional Tony Bennett or Sinatra thrown in for the "pop music" crowd. Then this obnoxious kid sticks his nose in and suddenly they're reviewing albums I'd actually heard, or bought! When my issue came in the mail, I'd go straight to the back of the book and read everything with Simels' byline. Eventually, he became so popular, he had his own Hirschfeld-esque 1/3-of-a-page-size graphic and his own column. His cred was firmly established for me when he turned up in CREEM magazine, reviewing a Fanny album.When he first started posting at Atrios' site, I remember thinking "I know that name, but from where?" Eventually, I figured it out...
Music writers are the best people there are to converse with. Backstage memories.The Little Feat reference reminded me that, this morning, I'd hit a weak streak on the random play on my MP3 until "Fat Man in the Bathtub" arrived to save things. Dang.I saw the estimable Bill Payne years later touring with Harry Chapin's brother. He seemed so sad. After playing in the midst of Little Feat, that seemed about right.
And he cooks, too, ladies!
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