Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Press Release
For Immediate Release-10/24/05

Activemuse.org announces a benefit show
7:00 p.m.
Club Khamelean
626 N. Water Street, Kent, Ohio
Admission $7.00

Activemuse.org is an organization dedicated to presenting a yearly activist music conference and arts festival early in May in Kent, Ohio. In addition, activemuse.org will provide access to an online community for activists, musicians, and other artists through the web site www.activemuse.org.

The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds for our State and Federal not for profit status applications, the yearly website hosting/domain name charges and the sound for the night of the show. Featured Artists:

CHI-PIG - Legendary Akron band featured in the PBS Documentary “If You're Not Dead, Play!!”
Lester- Fantastical Kent punks of renown
Atomic Crash – Alt-Country and Alt-Blues with a mesmerizing guitarist, Derek De-Prator
The Boneheads-Straight ahead roots /Americana and stuff from high school
Kill the Hippies – Manic, decibolic, neoteric punk-wave

The show takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Club Khamelean, 626 N. Water Street, Kent, Ohio. The club is located at the corner of N. Water and Crain Ave., next to the bridge (formally the Stuffed Mushroom). On street parking only.

For more information on activemuse, contact whuupdeedoo@yahoo.com.

For more information on the club, call 1-330-673-6606

Monday, October 24, 2005

rhythm section extraordinaire dressed to impress

My favorite drummer looking most dapper, and my favorite bassist looking fabulous as she updates her Carmen Miranda look-- at Selma's 80th some time after the birthday girl sang "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" and before . . . cake. Paah-Tay!

Last Scene At......

Dear All,
Guess where Chi-Pig was last seen? Socializing at Selma's 80th birthday bash last weekend. You will recall, of course, Selma's video debut in the DEVO "Satisfaction" video. Well, the woman can still belt it out.........
Other musical guests included Harvey & Dolli Gold (from Half Cleveland, Tin Huey) and Cindi & Jim Rudick (guest singer & cellist circa Lime Spider-The-Angels-Took-My-Racehorse-Away)
The rest is all mishpoke.
Love to all,
x ox o


Friday, October 21, 2005

You think your body's so hip?

Chi-Pig performing STINKING SKIN SAC (INVOLUNTARY BODY FUNCTIONS) at the Cleveland Hard Rock Cafe, October 20, 2005. 140 MB mpeg video file (home video quality). You'll need a broadband connection and up to 10 minutes (?) to download this 3:33 minute video (maybe longer if you are wireless).

click one of these:
mpeg-2 file for Windows/RealMedia players
mov file for QuickTime players

On some computers, video will play/stream while it downloads. On others, entire video file will either be downloaded first and then played automatically or downloaded and then left to you to play it/click it.

Photos from the Hard Rock

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Benefit for New Orleans Musicians

Chi-Pig will be performing this Thursday 20 October 2005 at 8:15 pm for the Fat Tuesday on Thursday Benefit at the Hard Rock Cafe in beautiful downtown Cleveland.

Yes, we realize it is a school night.

And we realize it is for a noble cause.

So be there or be square.


Deborah L. Smith
Attorney at Law

Monday, October 17, 2005

Are We Not Zen?

Here's the inspired review Richard Riegel gave Miami in the Village Voice:

Friday, October 14, 2005

Miami reviewed by Ray Carmen

Ray Carmen (shown here playing drums in the King Dapper Combo in 1963)

has given Miami a fine review here.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Here a Blog, there a blog

It's Deblog, aka, Deblogorah
And what's on my mind today is the fabulous new instrument I am planning to buy......it's a custom electric upright bass made for me by luthier John Knutson -- check it out at www.messengerbass.com
All contributions and love offerings for the fund are greatly appreciated!
Just picture me with a bow.........
.....watch this space
x o x o

Sunday, October 02, 2005


From Unit 5's Bob Ethington . . .

If you are so inclined and would like to purchase for
yourself (or a loved one, or perhaps your most
detested enemy) your very own dvd copy of "If You're
Not Dead, Play", the now classic/notorious Akron rock
documentary.... Here ya go:

Place your order through this phone number:


The (archaic) VHS tape is $20.

The DVD, which will include "extended interviews not
included on the broadcast program") is $24.

Also, for a small fee, I will agree to autograph your


* (not true!)