If I ever meet Jim O’Heir (Jerry/Garry/Larry from ‘Parks and Recreation’) I’m going to give him a big hug. Everyone is so mean to him on the show and it makes me sad.
Back when I lived in Vegas I owned a record label, booked shows, and managed bands. One of the bands I managed (towards the end of their career) was Roxylocks, pictured here. They were a really fun indie rock band in the vein of the Pixies. Formed by at-the-time couple Josh Hill (drums) and Jen Nalley (bass), they came to Vegas via SF hoping to further the career of the band. Once in town they recruited local musician Matt Torrey on guitar and played as a trio for a while. A while later, Josh would have a chance encounter with Jerry’s Kids guitarist, Rockin’ Bob Cenci, and he ended up joining the band as a second guitarist. The band played around a while, but despite all of our best efforts, success wasn’t really happening, so Josh and Jen decided they’d pack up and try their luck in Austin. At my urging, the band played one final show - in the living room of my house in June of 1997. The pictures here are from that night.
I still keep in touch sporadically with Josh and Jen. Jen’s still in Austin and Josh is back in SF. Matt still lives and performs in numerous bands in Vegas, and he’s still one of my closest friends. I haven’t spoken to Rockin’ Bob in a while, so I’m not sure what he’s up to these days.
None of you will care about any of this. Ha ha.
Sid and Nancy
Famous Person I Saw Today: Paul McCartney
I saw Paul as I was walking back to my office at lunchtime. He and his wife were exiting a building right as I walked passed. I was pretty startled at first because it’s fucking Paul McCartney, and I certainly wasn’t expecting to bump into him. But I calmly and cooly said, “Hey Paul, nice to see you!”
He nodded, shot me a smile, and said, “hey there, nice to see you too!”
So fucking cool.