Monday, December 12, 2005

Yoe today, gone tomorrow

Well, we WERE so hip until our throne was usurped by skull hoodies, Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson, until they get booted for the next hip spotting. But to be hip for a week on is to be hip forever.

Thank you Craig Yoe and Clizia Gussoni, for coming to see Chi-Pig in Kent, and for telling the world how hip you think we are.

Yo, Chi-Pig fans: check out for the hip and creative work they do.

- Susan Schmidt Horning

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

We think we're so hip

We made Craig Yoe's HIP-O-METER blog!! Click here and scroll all the way down.

Wait a minute. Who's Craig Yoe?

And how does he keep from going crazy in public places?

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Friday Night in Kent, Ohio

Monday, November 14, 2005

Coming soon: Dirt from Akron!

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Debbie Smith dug this dirt up at her mother's house. Wish we had a picture of that.

Dirt from Akron? What does this mean? Is this going to be a new gossip column? An environmental expose? The transposition of Transylvanian sleeping soil?

Stay tuned. All to be revealed here soon about "Dirt from Akron."

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Chi-Pig out for Paper Crowns

Sue and Debbie turned out to support Rich in his debut as drummer in the new Akron band, The Paper Crowns (don't worry, Rich is still all totally Chi-Pig and stuff).

Sue Schmidt and Suellen Roberts (Rich's wife) modeling their crowns.

Rich modeling his tongue.

Queen Debbie surrounded by adoring fans.

Lime Spider, Akron, Ohio, 11 November 2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Photos from our September 21st Akron-Summit County Library gig

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Press Release
For Immediate Release-10/24/05 announces a benefit show
7:00 p.m.
Club Khamelean
626 N. Water Street, Kent, Ohio
Admission $7.00 is an organization dedicated to presenting a yearly activist music conference and arts festival early in May in Kent, Ohio. In addition, will provide access to an online community for activists, musicians, and other artists through the web site

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

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:,riegel,56520,22.html

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's a custom electric upright bass made for me by luthier John Knutson -- check it out at
All contributions and love offerings for the fund are greatly appreciated!
Just picture me with a bow......... 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!)

Monday, September 26, 2005

Chi-Pig Roots Week on PBS

Hello Chi-Pig fans and lovers of popular culture: For those of you who were not able to see us Live at the Library last week following the premiere of Phil Hoffman's excellent documentary, "If You're Not Dead, Play," you can catch the documentary this Wed, the 28th, on PBS Channels 45 & 49, from 8-9 p.m. No, sadly, we will not be in the studio playing live on the breaks, beggging for money--but what a good idea, huh? One solid hour of "Apu Api (Help Me)" featuring local public radio celebrities doing the Apu Dance?! Not this time!

The historian in me also wants to alert you all to the entire week of programming, including documentaries on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, pop and protest, and that formative decade of the 1960s-- a few of Chi-Pig's multifarious influences. Here is the link to the week's schedule:

Sue Schmidt Horning

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Photos from Beachland

Bob Ethington and Chris Butler join the band.

Thanks to Dolli Quattrocchi Gold for photos

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Chi-Pig to play Beachland Tavern

Hello Chi-Pig fans! Sorry for the late notice about our upcoming gig this week. We play this Saturday 8/27/05 at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, sharing the bill with Half Cleveland, who will be celebrating their anniversary . . . and accepting gifts of champagne and fine chocolates. Chi-Pig gets the overflow . . . but only after we play. Show starts at 9 p.m. with Chi-Pig.

For announcement and directions, contact info:

This is our first Cleveland gig of the 21st century, our first ever at the Beachland, and we hope to see all of you there!

Sue Schmidt Horning