1990 – 1992
This is the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park 1895. The Museum still looked a lot like this when I first visited there in 1960.
Michel Bastian and I did a lot of gigs together in Big Brother and also in The Sam Andrew Band.
24 May 1990 Chi Chi Club San Francisco
Elise Wainani Piliwale.
25 May 1990 River Theatre Guerneville California
James Gurley always called me mon jumeau malveillant, or, when he spoke English, my evil twin. When he broke out into German, I became der Übelzwilling.
James very modestly called himself Saint James.
In the 1960s, he called himself The Archfiend of the Universe, a much more interesting appellation, not necessarily more accurate, just more interesting.
26-27 May 1990 Caspar Inn Caspar California
Photo: Polly Belinda Rendall
28 May 1990 Live Wire Grass Valley California
14 February 1991 Sam Andrew Band Paramount Theatre Seattle This is a beautiful old theatre.
Our guitar player on this gig was Mick Taylor, and he did a great job. Veronica Vitti came and sang beautifully.
The always inventive Rob Moitoza played bass and Chris Leighton was on drums.
When Chris plays, I always feel like a Klieg light went on somewhere. It’s like, “OK, we’re in the big time now.”
23 March 1991
23 April 1991 I-Beam San Francisco
21 May 1991
Once when we were playing Piece of My Heart (Pizza My Heart?) in Lake Arrowhead, California, Eric Burdon came in, sat in the front row and ordered a pizza to be delivered. Here he is talking to an old friend of mine.
1 June 1991 The Cannery San Francisco
20 July 1991 I-Beam San Francisco
2 August 1991 Anna Bananas Honolulu
Elise’s aunt Shirley Piliwale’s stage name was Varoa Tiki. She was a very good singer and she played every instrument.
Silver Piliwale is Elise’s grandfather. Many places in Hawaii are named Piliwale after him.
The Queen of the Nile
27 September 1991 The Queens of Denial Seattle
24 October 1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland Ohio
Nothing like misspelling a performer’s name on a poster. It does make it extra collectible, I suppose.
Dusty Springfield and Ronnie Spector
How many Cokes have you drunk in your life? Can you imagine anything worse for you? Loaded with sugar and other harmful ingredients. Empty calories.
25 October 1991
7 November 1991 I-Beam San Francisco
In Tacoma with Chad Quist who did some beautiful playing with us.
Especially on the Hold Me CD.
Cheryl Little Deer made this business card.
Elise Piliwale with Sheba.
13 April 1992 Sam Andrew Band White Rabbit Austin
16 April 1992
23 April 1992
12 May 1992
9 October 1992 One Family Festival Golden Gate Park San Francisco
28 November 1992 An invitation.
4 December 1992 Linda, an old friend of ours, introduced us to her husband at this event.
So, to celebrate the occasion, I threw a party at The Troubadour.
Adolfito de la Parra was the drummer.
Larry Taylor played bass.
Mark Riley played guitar. And just to show you that he’s not always that serious, he also plays with hairstyles.
Our old road manager John Byrne Cooke came back for this one, and he made everything run smoothly.
Lotus Mahon was with me this weekend which made everything extra special.
Linda and David LaFlamme came to the party.
Lester Chambers was there with his brothers.
Deborah Morrison sang back up with us.
Robby Krieger played.
Carl Gottlieb was there…
… and Howard Hessman.
And a cast of thousands.
Darby Slick was there. Hey, he wrote a book and a song. Well, many songs actually.
Peter Albin playing my guitar. John Byrne Cooke took this photograph.
31 December 1992 Pescadero California This was a fun gig. We had Peter Albin on bass and Spencer Dryden on drums.
Rich Kirch played guitar.
Peter Albin and James St. Pell.
with Kathi McDonald. Can a blue man sing the whites ?
Some people have made a career out of playing nothing but the pentatonic scale.
Alton Kelley, square deal, always real.
Thank you and I’ll see you next week.