Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The end of an era

Fireball Promotions announced this past Sunday that their show this past Hallow e'en was to be their last Grease 'n Grind. This announcement caught almost all of Vancouver's rockabilly and psychobilly scene by surprise. It's taken me a few days to collect my feelings about this turn of events. I will miss these monthly shows more than I will ever be able to properly express. I have made more friends at Pat's Pub than any single place in my life. The radio show I do would not have been able to bloom into the quality program it has become without a fertile place like the Grease 'n Grinds and their consistent access to great bands, particularly great Canadian 'billy bands like The Brains, Raygun Cowboys, Gunsmoke, The Matadors, The Still Creek Brothers, Eve Hell and the Razors, The Grave Mistakes, and, of course, the man who was the last performer at a Grease 'n Grind, Bloodshot Bill.

Next week on Psycho Radio, I plan on doing a tribute to all the great bands i've met at Grease 'n Grinds, and all the great bands who performed at them before my time, such as The Koffin Kats, Zombie Ghost Train, Gutter Demons, and The Meteors.

For now, I will just once again express how grateful I am to Steve and Melinda from Fireball for everything they've done for me and the show and wish them well in all their future endeavours.

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