Live From The Grayish Carpet

Life on the Other Side of Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, Redacted

Category Archives: Rock and Roll

Don’t Think Twice, or How to Survive the Internet

  Much like the band, my post about the Chili Peppers won’t go away.   It got kicked back into  circulation a few weeks ago,  this time because the Chili Peppers … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · 4 Comments

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads

It just happened again. I read a news story about Flea playing the national anthem as a bass solo at Kobe’s final game with the Lakers and I went nuts. Every time … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 251 Comments

I Cringe, Therefore I Am

Back in the punk rock days of early 80s Boston, there was always a reason to go out. There were shows, parties, and after-parties, and if nothing else was going … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Decidedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

A month ago, after I discovered the photos I’d left in my storage space,  I posted a photo on my Facebook wall of me and Eddie Vedder in Amsterdam.  I … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Days of Wine and Roses

No great shakes here in the present, so I’m once again writing about the past.  I went to a Rain Parade/Dream Syndicate/Three O’Clock/Bangles show at the Fonda on Friday night, … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sex, Drugs, and Monoman

I’d have only sketchy memories of what I was doing when I was twenty without Facebook and Google.  It  was a long time ago, yes, but that’s not why I … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Cheerful and Uplifting Words About the Hardest Job in Rock and Roll

My father suggested that I write a cheerful and uplifting post. It was after I said I was writing about my experience at Outside Lands for my blog; it was … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

PS: You’re an Idiot

I’m writing out of spite. I’m demonstrating exactly the juvenescence that I was accused of yesterday, when, in an impromptu exit interview, my former housemate Bette told me I was … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Atlanta Incident, or Oasis and Me

If you could make your way through Oasis’ Manchester accents and sort out what they were saying, you’d sort out that at least 50% of the time what they were … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment
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