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Feb 9

“WeLcOmE To My ScEnE”..my first non-documentary film role

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 in Movies

…there is a movie that should soon be out called WELCOME TO MY SCENE…it is the story of BIG RICHIE & DALE MOERER…guitarist and the singer of the groundbreaking seminal grunge band THE OILY BLOODMEN…you can check out the editing and release schedule on-line if you want DETAILS on this gritty independent film…please represent and hoot and holler when I come on screen …if  the flick comes to YOUR town this year…”Props & big upps SnOrTLaNd, oy!”bus2

 
When I was approached about being in the film I talked to one of the films producers about my relationship with RICH and DALE when they were alive and I was convinced they werent gonna sugar coat or glamourize the ugliness that surrounded THE OILY BLOODMEN’S descent into self destructionbus7
I have four lines in the movie and it also feature ART ALEXAKIS (EVERCLEAR) in a bit part as GEORGE T…..the owner of the famed SATYRICON CLUB in portland oregon where the film is set….It was an awesome expieriencebus10

 
I got fitted with orthopedic shoes, a vintage thermos and a TRI-MET bus drivers uniform circa late 80′s and I got a copy of the script…bus3I read it…I laughed, I cried…it became a part of me…as the cliche goes…

 
it was inially only 3 lines but I put a long dramatic pause between 2 sentences and it became 4 lines by the time we were done shooting!…A real bus driver was my consultant and showed me how to work the lift and the doorbus4 on the 35 foot behemoth vintage bus…

 
I had a blast and got to flirt with all the actresses who wondered how I got the part…”by being rozz rezabek” I told them as I gorged myself on free donuts and starbucks coffee to get in character for the shootbus5..

.we all gathered and met with “wardrobe”at the industrial location buzzing with movie-making magic energy.. Actresses..thier hilarious..( to know one is to love one in all thier self obscessed glory)..and free caffein and pastrys too…it was plain divine behind the scenes,ramping up and preparing for my 20 seconds of glory

we took off in the retro TRI-MET BUS from the EAST SIDE movie SET LOCATION to the downtown old main library…several times the director had to call cut because of late model vehicles going thru the shot…even though it was a deserted grey sunday afternoon…bus13

.they made up a fake bustop at 10th & Morrison… my scene with the handsome young actor playing RICH was set up and shot in about 6 or 7 takes….I got my lines right every time …the red mop headed RITCHIE had to run down the street and jump on the bus before delivering his half of our “scene” so there were unforseen obstacles…timing ,..the lights,.so it seemed like we spent the better part of the afternoon there..nailing it..bus6

being the method actor that I am..I put on ten pounds for the role so dont think I look all portly like these pictures now….and the semi- mullet is history too…it was just 80′s character acting LOL….yes…like all actors I am vain and strive to be manorexic…

but seriously…I will try to dig up the hilarious Myspace blogs I wrote about my..lets see…uh…uhm..DRAMATIC ACTING DEBUT…funny…if you added up every time I had 15 minutes of fame …it would be at least a couple hours by now…maybe a long afternoon….and being famous is WAY cooler than being RICH..I think theres a pun in that

bus1to all my old friends tuning in for the first time…tell me WHICH old rock-n-roll stories you would like me to tell here ?.. that I may make this new site both interactive and compelling….like the glorious trainwreck that is our lives…go see WELCOME TO MY SCENE ..at theaters SOON!

SEE YOU AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES, SUNDANCE, AND THE OSCARS! hahahehe!

btw…I got a mug that looks better on the radio…I really was packing a few extra Lbs. when the film was shot..I notice it in these pictures….my neck looks like I got a goiter or something ..especially in this last pic…..go see WELCOME TO MY SCENE anyway..

Feb 9

a view from the balcony on the fabulous PuNk LeGeNdS trip to SF


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Feb 9

the PuNk LeGeNds…sf oct/nov.2007

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 in PUNK LEGENDS- MABUHAY GARDENS 1977-2007

x15this is an excerpt from THE REZABEK LOG from back in october 2007…I had hastily signedrods with a new record company MABUHAY RECORDS..and we put  a very raw punked out version of THEATRE OF SHEEP back together to go down and play 3 dates in the Bay area…after the trip,..the deal fizzled..and as quickly as I had signed with Mabuhay we were off Mabuhay but we did have this trip which was one of those magical convergences of old friends and became a pivotal life changing event….INSANE JANE,MISS KITTY,BUD,JIMI,SVETLANA,DEBISOU and I bonded to forever become “the third Tier inner circle of the loyal benevolent order of PsYcHoBiTcHeS and PuNk LeGeNds”….we had a blast on the “tour” and have become even closer friends since…That trip (thank you ted) became one of the high points of my life and cherished memories I will carry to my grave…The concerts were set to coincide with PUNK ROCKS 30th anniverary…Ironically..it had been 30 years since I had seen Debisou, when we lived in the NEGATIVE TREND apt.on PINE ST in 1977..the first show was awesome but few people there, the second show was terrible..and the third show I was an honored surprise guest on the GENOCIDE benefit.. and I absolutely KILLED to a packed house….while half my band was drunk on a plane getting diverted to seattle….I’ll explain how that worked later LOLrozzjimibud

414 the MIGHTY PUNK LEGENDS arrive..

rozz/debisou

rozz/debisou

we picked up KGO newstalk radio (a 50,000 watt station out of SF)as we came out of the siskyous into redding..the pimp van ran charmingly and the ride was uneventful..I took over driving for the last bit..the hard part..rush hour traffic on halloween morning in the bay area…

surprisingly , it wasnt half as bad as usual..it just grows in intensity from the 505 cut-off to Vaca Valley parkway into vallejo, to west 80..down to the MacArthur maze where it balloons out to 16 lanes then 24 toll booths then 16 lanes,then 10, finally to 6 lanes over the bay bridge into the city..it went very smooth and the toll booths were all empty…yay..we saved 4 dollars before we even got off the road..

x17we listened intently to all the latest on the 5 point something Earthquake that had rumbled thru the previous night..KGO is this huge all news AM station that I have listened to even as a small kid up in Roseburg Oregon in the 60′s..late at night when it was clear we could pick up the progressive talk station on our transistor radios..this was also the station I would leave blaring on the radio at FULTON street (as a burglar deterent)during the 80′s when I was off in portland,new york,..or on tour…I was surprised at how many of the on air personalities were the same..

arghhhhhh

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anyhuzen the earth shuddered at the thought of the mighty punk legends arrival..the hotel was right in chinatown on broadway across cattycorner from the CONDOR,THE HUNGRY I, BIG AL’S and our balcony hung right out over the street…coolio..it was like some blast from the past a fifties neon sign cinderblock monstosity which would be more at home on the outskirts of Vegas..

WILLIAM BURROUGHS had stayed there at the ROYAL PACIFIC MOTOR INN..probably lots of celebrities stayed there..or died there..or were murdered there…it was perfect..and it was..a dumpy place where the ice machine dont work quite right ..but they stay out of your face and you can be loud and wild and have funny smells drifting out of your room and no one says boo..there was parking too,right in the city..amazing…

rr/jane

rr/jane

Bud and I got in unexpectedly early but they had our suite ready..205…home base..ground zero for what was to be a magical four day whirlwind of good food,good friends(new and old)good music and …”good times”.. as the psycho cab driver would say as he weaved thru traffic at insane speeds on the last day of the journey…

adssvetI went out for a bottle and walked by the old MABUHAY..talked to svetlana on the cell phone  while walking down Columbus in lttle Italy (whos travelling companion was waffling on making the roadie)..”cmon down whenever..just come” I exhorted her.we were recently reconnected friends from the late 70′s..and she did..arriving mid day the next day…I got back to the room where BUD had set up camp and was enjoying the street scene and a cigarette on the spacious balcony..I mixed a vuudka soda..it was 11 am..ah..the rockstar way-o-life

a crazy knocking on the door..I opened it to find DEBISOU..behind a rozz mask..she had pulled the dweeby pic of me with the bow-tie from my myspace site..blown it up,printed and laminated it and cut little eye holes…there she was..30 years later even lovier and bubblier and funnier than ever…we laughed and hugged and kissed and began an all encompassing conversation that would run a full 96 hours..with only a few breaks for sleep..just like the old days

the stories spanned decades of seperation and yet it was like no time had passed..it was a beaming and beautiful punk4reunion spanning every subject past an present..Bud was instantly charmed by the magical,mystical Debisou..and so was I..again..just as I had been as a young teenager…she is one of those people with an energy..a healing beautiful energy..a creative outside the box mentality..and though were all in our 40s now she was vivacious and fashionable as she had always been…

it was on..the food..the fun…jimi arrived by plane and joined our crew…insane jane left a rodskittysvetnote and a glow in the dark plastic maggot in a drug bag on the door..the royal pacific was becoming party central…a large bottle of stoly replaced my tiny bottle of Taaka Vuudka and drinks were mixed,stories were told, and the boisterous street scene bustling below the balcony added a fitting backdrop to the “Whatever happened to…” conversations punctuated with raucous laughter and pure joy…I felt young and vibrant again..

Debisou was ten feet away in 208, insane jane and miss kitty moved to 202, svetlana up in 306 and Koster would check in somewhere on the 5th floor and begin his reign of terror soon enough…everytime I ventured out for ice or between rooms I would break into my happy marching song,..one I had learned (with different words of course) as a boyscout hiking up switchbacks on mount hood…a-rp1

“WE ARE THE LEGENDS,MIGHTY PUNK LEGENDS,..EVERYWHERE WE GO-OH..PEOPLE WANNA KNOW-OH..WHO WE ARE..SO WE TELL ‘EM..WE ARE THE LEGENDS, THE MIGHTY PUNK LEGENDS..SOUND OFF ONE TWO..SOUND OFF THREE FOUR..WANNA START A SOCIAL WAR COZ..we are Legends, mighty punk legends,..everywhere we go-oh people wanna know-oh..”

it became the rallying call of the entire weekend..everyone began addressing each other as “punk legend” and exhorting “you ARE a PuNk LeGeNd!” in reference to any accomplishment ..such as half blind Svetlana driving into town alone during rush hour…everyone took a leap of faith to make the fateful trip to san francisco..Debisou having travelled ALONE from amsterdam..she IS a PuNk LeGeNd!!!!!

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Feb 9

PsYcHoBiTcH fashions and PuNk LeGeNd clothiers LTD…

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 in PsYcHoBiTcH fashions and PuNk LeGeNd clothiers LTD

I made up a bunch of t-shirts for my girlfriends and band mates from the PUNK LEGENDS TOUR I did back in november 2007…I only made about thirty before the stencil was trashed and each one is unique …signed and numbered

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=230324575641

.tonight for fun I put one of the remaining 9 shirts on Ebay for laughs…take a look…

hey might even get it for .99 cents LOLa-psy