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Just on Spec 11th may 2010

May 11, 2010


Hello all,

Welcome again to another night of music brought to you by Beggs Musicworks

Good to get Al back in the co driver seat after his time dealing with vomit and dirty nappies

Tonight we have the new Roky Erickson album he has done with Okkervil River

Roky Erickson is a psychedelic-rock pioneer who became a casualty of drugs, mental illness and, for Mr. Erickson, prison.

His LSD-loving ’60s band, the 13th Floor Elevators, had a hit with the wild-eyed “You’re Gonna Miss Me” in 1966. Three years later, he was arrested on marijuana charges, was found to be schizophrenic and was sent to a maximum-security mental hospital ward, where he got electroshock treatment. This is him before electro shock.

After release in 1972, he led bands with his “horror-rock” songs like “I Walked With a Zombie,” but he eventually stopped taking his medication, and his schizophrenia worsened. By the late ’80s, he was impoverished and alone, blasting televisions and radios simultaneously to drown out voices in his head. His youngest brother took over his guardianship in the early 2000s and gradually rehabilitated him. This is him Now.Tonight We will play some music of his new album “True love cast out all evil” with okervil river

a psychedelic-rock pioneer who became a casualty of drugs, mental illness and, for Mr. Erickson, prison.His LSD-loving ’60s band, the 13th Floor Elevators, had a hit with the wild-eyed “You’re Gonna Miss Me” in 1966. Three years later, he was arrested on marijuana charges, was found to be schizophrenic and was sent to a maximum-security mental hospital ward, where he got electroshock treatment.


After release in 1972, he led bands with his “horror-rock” songs like “I Walked With a Zombie,” but he eventually stopped taking his medication, and his schizophrenia worsened. By the late ’80s, he was impoverished and alone, blasting televisions and radios simultaneously to drown out voices in his head. His youngest brother took over his guardianship in the early 2000s and gradually rehabilitated him.

tonights playlist

  1. Through my sails – Neil young and crazy horse
  2. Yuma – Justin Towns Earle
  3. looking at the world through a windshield – son volt
  4. bareback – Merle Haggard
  5. have a little mercy – Lisa Miller
  6. landlocked blues – bright eyes
  7. If I could talk I’ll Tell you – Lemonheads
  8. oh la la – The Faces
  9. slip insdie this house – 13 floor elevator
  10. Think of as one – Roky Erickson  and okervill river
  11. silver machine – Hawkwind
  12. No good Tryin’-J Macis
  13. Ego Death – a place to bury strangers
  14. Jesus built my hot rod – Minstry
  15. Infeketed – calvilera conspiracy
  16. roll bus- jeffery lewis and he junkyard
  17. big black nothing – connor orbost and the mystic valley band

Cheers for listening

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