Saturday, June 27, 2015

For Any Tubes Fans Out There

Fee and Re Styles -- Mondo Bondage
Roger Steen (?) -- Intro to Don't Touch Me There
Don't Touch Me There II
Don't Touch Me There III
"Collage" from TSG's Book Series, Volume 9
Quay Lewd -- White Punks on Dope
Quay about to be smashed by speakers -- WPOD IV

NOTE 1: TSG was surprised to find a few "good" images from that night's show on Getty Images. Interested parties should search the Getty website for "the tubes" san jose performing arts

 NOTE 2: Thanks to the efforts of Steve Wells, there is a TSG photo of Prairie Prince posted somewhere on the Tubes official facebook page.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Passing Of Two Old Friends

TSG was saddened to hear the news of Speedy the Galapagos tortoise passing away this week. He was about 150 years old and had been living at the San Diego Zoo since he was 85 or so. Going back to the early 60s we always went to Reptile Mesa to pay Speedy a visit and scritch (sic) him on the head if he was available. It's possible that TSG and his brother may have actually ridden Speedy back in those early days, but we were unable to find photographic evidence.  (disclaimer: the photo from the TSG archives may not show Speedy either)

On a more mundane note, we also mourn the end of one of our favorite frisbees this week, sadly cracked when we pulled it out from under the driver's seat of the car yesterday. It was a collector's item but was never retired from use...the Summer Dead Disc was thrown and caught all across the USA for more than 30 years. Now it's gone join it's plastic breathen on the great roof in the sky.