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My First Solo Performance

The show was booked under the name Slave Unit back in 1993. Two days after that first show, I heard word that that name was already established by a horrible inductrial band from California. I did the show anyway; my first as a “solo” performer and frontman. It went something like

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Introducing…

What music do you get from a punk rock musician who don’t like playing punk no more? What happens if instead of worrying about what ‘genre and ‘style’ of music to play you just use certain elements you like? What kind of music happens? Well, you get Billy The Jack and the Modern Throwbacks is what!

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The Hostages and Other Mid-Life Reflections

Wed, Oct. 21, 2009, was my last night performing with The Hostages. It was a great learning experience but my growth as a musician has reached its limit within the Hostages. When we reformed, we did it for the fun playing rock and roll and making fools of ourselves (I am still a fool!), but [...]

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A Tribute to an Ancestor

You Don't Know The Jack | July 25th, 2009

Hilman Quammen was my grandfather who died before I could know him. I wish I could have. Read this small tribute to a remarkable man.

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All Flesh “In Sex We Trust” Video

I was so sick. The First Ave. Mainroom was mine for the night. And how did I enjoy this minor moment of glory? By laying on the floor in the smoke-stained back room, heaving my guts out… fever… dizzy… not feeling very sexy. The only recollection of that night came to me in this video.

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The Onion Recognizes Billy ‘The Jack’ (sort of)

You Don't Know The Jack | January 28th, 2009

The Onion and its A. V. Club mentions a band I was once in called the Ed Gein Fan Club.

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Hostages “Ain’t Got Time…” Video

Poor Mr. Peckerwood: he had to endure the spectacle of The Hostages pawing, groping, mauling and macking on his pretty young wife, and he enjoyed every minute of it (he was lying, of course!) as she stars in the video of “Ain’t Got Time (for your Bullsh!t [Baby!])” from the CD “Sunday Suicide”. [ Contains Adult Language and Violence ]

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My Brush With Fame

Prince made a movie once. I was a high school kid who sometimes wasn’t in High School, who walked through a purple rain on a nice sunny day. Here is my story.

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Little Boy ‘The Jack’

You Don't Know The Jack | August 27th, 2008

I was born in San Francisco but raised in Montana. i remember very little, except this…

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Reverend Poky Bunge “Rock Strong” Album

Here’s some information about the production of the album, plus some audio samples.

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