The Morning After Love
Last night we went to see Courtney play at the Wiltern. This girl has really gotten it together. What a star. Energy, presence and light like never before. The show was brilliant and with the all girl line up, they really give the men in this game a run for their money. She has really become one of my favorite people in the world. Sweet, endearing and a true pleasure to be around... even more captivating than the old self-destructive artist be grew to love. I am really happy to see her talent take the front seat away from some of the headlines she has endured over the past few months.
We did the CFR show live from the venue last night. At one point, we had Courtney, Billy Morrison, Billy Duffy, Steve Jones and myself all on air at the same time. Great show. Great time.
Not many people dressed up last night. I know, it wasn't Halloween yet, but I have to say that the winners from the evening were Steve I and Riss, who came as a sexy dead couple. Steve as a zombie and Riss as a dead fairy. They really outdid themselves. I am hoping they took pictures. Carmen and I kind of pussed out last minute. We went as... ourselves. I wore the ears, but it was just too damn cold for the swimsuit and shirtless look of the Bunny Boy from Gummo. Plus, I wasn't able to get my accordion last minute as it was apparently thrown out due to a malfunction. Today, we are hoping for a festival of creepy images flashed at us on screen.
For those of you who sent us the "getting to know you" questionnaire, don't feel ignored. Many of your questions should be answered tonight.
Have fun tonight,
October 31, 2004 at 09:40 AM | Comments (72)
CL @ The Wiltern
Today CFR (Morrison and I) will be broadcasting live from The Wiltern theater in Los Angeles where Courtney Love will be performing later in the evening. Joining us will be Billy Duffy from The Cult and Juliet Lewis. Tune in if you can, hopefully we can get Courtney to stop by the show. In the spirit of Halloween, I think I am going to be the bunny kid from the movie Gummo. My wife hasn't decided yet. She might be a nurse or my "Bunny" wife. We aren't certain, but it is looking like... bunnies. Playboy and Gummo style.
October 30, 2004 at 09:26 AM | Comments (52)
October 29, 2004 at 09:02 AM | Comments (59)
Yes. The show is on the 16th.
2. Hey Dave, what kind of pickup is in the bridge position of the strat you used at the Dragonfly gig?
I don't know, the Strat belongs to Isaacs.
3. When you talk about the Key Club show, that's in LA right?
Yes, it is. We will be playing with Doheney and The Tints, Flea's daughter Clara's band.
4. So Lou plays a Tele, huh? I've started to see those on stage more lately. It seems like they're taking on more popularity. Have you ever picked one up? Whaddya think?
I love them. I am using a couple of Teles on the recent recordings we are doing. They really have a lot of character. Each has it's own.
5. Is there any advice you can give on jamming with someone for the first time?
If it is fun, you are in the right direction. If not, move on...
6. Also, whatever became of the Jam session with Eric Avery, if you don't mind the prying?
He is still out with Alanis. I spoke to him yesterday. He is very happy and doing well.
7. Dave, you added anything to ShooT yet in the studio?
No, I am sorry to say that I have not. We have been so crammed lately but I do intend on getting to it.
8. Hey Dave ...wanted to know about kissing Terri Nunn and Carmen's reaction?
Carmen is so secure that she found it sexy. I have known Terri for almost 15 years so it was more "brotherly" than crossing the line. Terri is happily married too.
9. I would like to know if you would actually consider working with John 5, if there would be an appropriate opportunity. Do you actually know each other?
I do know him. There is always a standing Camp Freddy invite for John 5.
10. Juliette and the Licks?
I have never seen the band, but Juliet has played with Camp Freddy a few times and she always out rocks every one of us!
Quick movie review: The Grudge - dissapointing.
October 28, 2004 at 10:03 AM | Comments (101)
Upcoming Banyan dates:
10/31 Bit & Spur/ Zion National Park
11/10 Knotty Pine/ Victor, ID
11/11 Zebra Lounge/ Bozeman, MT
11/12 The Otherside/ Missoula, MT
11/13 Whiskey Jacues, Sun Valley, ID
11/26 Elbo Room/ Crested Butte, CO
11/27 Cervantes/ Cenver, CO
October 27, 2004 at 05:23 PM | Comments (55)
Dave & Lou
October 27, 2004 at 12:08 PM | Comments (40)
A Quick 10
We are going to see Courtney play at the Wiltern on the 30th, don't know what's on for the 31st.
2. Dave is TPC still on for November 16th or 17th???
Yes, I am not certain as to which though.
3. Dave, do you see PC ever doing any JA songs live?
No, not really.
4. You mentioned "In the Light" as one of your fave Zeppelin tracks. Is it me, or does the song One Hot Minute have a similar bass groove and droning guitar in the verses?
Well, it is for sure, not you. Flea and I were thinking the same thing when we wrote that song.
5. Do you know if we have to get tickets at the door or is it a first come first serv type of thing? (Dec 2nd, Key Club)
I'll find out next Saturday when we do CFR. The show is an Indie 103.1 sponsored event.
6. Isaacs has been mentioning this "Project P" on his site alot... has he let you in on any of that yet or is that just something for him?
We are in. I must say, it is incredible!
7. Do you actually warm-up on guitar before going on stage or in the studio?
It depends, sometimes yes, sometimes no. More often than not, yes. We just run through songs as a band.
8. Dave your going to outer space?
If it is at all possible, you are damn right!
9. How in the world did you come up with the idea of using a vibrator?
I don't recall, but I think it was inspired by the Ebow. I remember in the late 80's I did it for the first time in New Orleans. We were touring with Love and Rockets.
10. I forgot to ask about the part in your book where you mention someone asking you if you have ever shot heroine into your dick. I dont remember there being a definitive answer on your side but I guessed you may have.
I never did. As out of my mind as I was, I was never THAT out of my mind.
October 26, 2004 at 08:39 AM | Comments (124)
Back to Recording
Today is another full day of Panic Recording. I gotta roll out so have a wonderful day. Chris, there isn't much more I can say that the community hasn't already said. My prayers are with you and just know that you can get through all this.
1. By the way... where can I get tix for the Key Club show?
They aren't up yet. The show will be on December 2nd and cost $1.03 plus a can of food for the hungry. Indie 103.1 is sponsoring the event.
2. What's your favorite Zeppelin track to listen to? How about to play?
Listen: In The Light
3. Will you be at the NAMM show again this year.
Yes, I'll be spending a day with Yamaha acoustics and a day with PRS. I don't know the specifics yet.
4. Dave, is a black woman without the badonkadonk(sp) just as fly?
Two words. Halle Berry.
5. Dave, have you ever played a live show that wasn't, umm, not so live?
On my solo tour we had some sounds and back-ups on tape, but when the machine got screwed up, and it did often, we just played through. There wasn't really anything too important on tape so it didn't matter. Just the "icing" stuff. Lead vocals, guitars, bass and drums are always live.
6. Im trying to contact various rehab clinics ect... and it seems like everywhere you have to be over 18 years old. What do I do? Why wouldnt they want kids to get off drugs just like anyone else? I realize its the law that makes it difficult, not the pople who do a great jobs at these places.... but how can a kid who does want to quit do it?
You need a parental signature or release. There are plenty of clinics that deal with adolescents. Be sure to look into those.
7. Hey Dave, I've always wondered, on the song One Hot Minute, who's screaming at the end?
One voice is mine through the pick-up of a Flying V, the other is Flea.
8. Who's your favorite rapper?
B.I.G., DMX, Mos Def... Anyone abbreviated.
9. I would like to know what kind (i.e. gauge & manufacturer) of guitar picks you use?
I don't know who makes them, but they are simple medium picks. A lot like Fender medium.
10. How long ARE you planing to grow your hair out? or are you just kind of improvising as you go along?
I'd say improvising.
October 25, 2004 at 09:12 AM | Comments (85)
Q: When you post, are you a decent typist, or do you do the infamous 'two-finger' thing?
No, I can type fairly well. I go with a three finger thing.
Q: Since DTTAH was such a good read, do you think you will ever write a full autobiography?
I don't know. Maybe one day. I hadn't given it much thought.
Q: how do you get through things like this with band members who may come up with words or music that doesn't inspire you?
I just remember that I am part of a team and it is my job to serve the artistry as well as I can.
Q: Dave do you obsess about your guitar "sound" in the studio or do you know how to get exactly what you want?
I don't obsess, but I do experiment quite a bit. Sometimes I'll have a sound up and love it and then hate it the next day and redo it.
Q: In your song "Hungry" there is a man (prolly you) and a woman whispering to one another before it goes back into chorus..
"I've never seen him smile" - "Give me a reason"
Q: What happened to "til death do us part" dvd coming out this month?
I think it is due out in January.
Q: HAIR EXTENTIONS?
Q: John Frusciante or Ani Difranco
Q: How hot is GINA GERSHON?
Smokin' hot, but she's no C.E.!
Q: have ya ever written a part that has a certain mood to it and when the band get involved the mood of that part changes into something you wasn't really going for.
Totally. I look at that sort of thing as the 'magic' of being part of an ensemble.
October 24, 2004 at 12:11 PM | Comments (70)
Tonight we play at the Wiltern Theater in L.A. It sure is good to be home again. I know that we are broadcasting CFR from the venue tonight for an hour I think. What an amazing experience it was to play with Lou Reed in New York. He is one of my all time heroes. We played two songs with him, Venus in Furs, my all time favorite Velvet song, and The Blue Mask. I will never forget that night. When Lou took the stage, the vibe in the room just got deep and heavy and you could hear a pin drop during Venus, that is, if one was to dare to drop anything. Tonight should be a lot of fun too. I know that there are still plenty of tickets left if anyone is in the L.A. area and has nothing to do tonight.
Sunday I will have time for the old 10 Q&A format so feel free to drop some questions.
Have a great weekend...
October 23, 2004 at 09:02 AM | Comments (88)
Back To L.A.
Oh my God that was so awesome! What an amazing show. I have to catch a plane but I wanted to thank everyone who came to the show for being so cool. It was great to see you there. I'll hit you all up again when I get home. We do it again at the Wiltern tomorrow...
October 22, 2004 at 08:21 AM | Comments (87)
CF Rehearsal NYC
We just got done with rehearsal and Lou Reed came down. I cannot express with enough conviction in type, how unreal it was. We did Venus in Furs and The Blue Mask. It was truly a spiritual experience as well as one of the greatest moments of my entire career. I am, for once, at a loss for words.
October 20, 2004 at 04:53 PM | Comments (103)
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I'm getting ready to hit New York again for the Camp Freddy show. We have a few surprises but the majority of the show will be the five of us, Perk included. The Panic Channel has just finished up a week of recording, writing and working out material. Things are going great. We are getting ready to do a show in November and then again in December, both shows in L.A. Now that the book thing is done I can resume my interests in the band and playing. I have pretty much cleared my schedule of all things non-music related. We want to get this album out soon and hit the road. I don't know when that will be, but we are very excited about it. By the way, to those who have asked, "Any chance you guys will be coming to (city/country)?" The answer is, I don't know, but yes!
1. My question is, do you guys see this or am I just too biased to see Dave as being flamboyant? I just don't see where this guy is coming from.
2. I don't get how their book releases (Scar Tissue and DTTAH) could possibly be some type of competition between each other. Where do people get that from?
I don't know either. Anthony and I are probably closer than ever and have been very supportive of one another throughout this process. There is for sure no competition. I loved Scar Tissue and even Tommyland for that matter.
October 18, 2004 at 09:51 AM | Comments (93)
The New Ticket
Dave - Studio
Billy - Doheney gig
Dono - in New York shooting a documentary
Matt - VR gigs
October 16, 2004 at 10:32 AM | Comments (89)
The Sound of Panic
Last night officially ends my book tour. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed meeting a lot of you in person. I met with some people from M.A.P. and they have already received some calls from some people seeking help as a result of the tour. That really makes me so grateful and certain I did the right thing with the proceeds and awareness. That makes telling my dark little tale of finding the light all worth while. We have been doing some recording and the tracks are coming out so sick. One of these days I would love to join you in a chat. We will be very busy for the next week or two as I have a lot of Panic work ahead followed by Camp Freddy stuff. Either way, we will make it happen. By the way, I really think that Perkins and Chaney are the best rhythm section in rock. They never cease to blow me away. Just had to give it up to them.
Thanx for the love,
October 15, 2004 at 09:11 AM | Comments (69)
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Hot For Teacher
October 13, 2004 at 10:35 AM | Comments (121)
Tonight is the signing at Sam Goody on the Universal City Walk. I am looking forward to meeting some of the Westside people. I think it is from 7-9. It's 8:45 in the morning here in L.A. and I am waiting for Kevin and Bean to call from 106.7 KROQ. Looks like we actually have some weather for a change. I love the rain and overcast days here as we get so few of them. Last night was Love Lines. I had fun, but I was so tired. I was recording all day with the guys and it is sounding killer. It's hard to sound bad with Perkins and Chaney as a rhythm section.
I'll see some of you later,
October 12, 2004 at 08:50 AM | Comments (106)
In Memory of Christopher Reeve
October 11, 2004 at 08:38 AM | Comments (88)
She Had To Get Out (Get Out)
I am back home in L.A.! Sunday morning, coffee, Camels, it's all very nice. I had such a great time in New York. The week just flew by. Thank you to all who came and said hello at the signings over there. It was great to meet you all face to face. Tomorrow, I will be calling in to Kevin and Bean on L.A.'s KROQ in the morning and then returning in the evening for Love Lines. After that, there are only the two signings in L.A., Book Soup and Sam Goody. The book tour is soon to be a historical fact. I can return to the band and start up with the rock again. I've had a look at Anthony's book and I gotta tell you, everything in it that pertains to me is completely true. Wow! I forgot some of that stuff. It was interesting for me to read the other side of everything. I have to say that it was very cool to be out there promoting my book while he was out promoting his. We stayed at the same hotel and got to check in with each other everyday. I appreciate your feedback on the book. It feels very good to have finally put that out. Neil Strauss and I are planning a photo show soon that will include some of the racier photos that didn't make the final edit. I'll be sure to let you all know when that is. The images in the book, had to be somewhat responsible, but the ones in the show... DO NOT. They will also be displayed in all different sizes ranging from original to six feet tall. Someone asked who I was hanging with out there on the East. I was with Riss, my manager, Neil Strauss and Lisa Leverage, Courtney's guitarist. Their presence made the trip so much fun. It was like a vacation. This week is all about TPC. Writing, recording and setting up our next show here in L.A. We are planning on a November outing. We will keep you posted. I'm off to the gym as I haven't been in a week and I have treated every meal as if it were Sunday! Today, I have to nourish myself as if it was Monday. :(
Emily, my prayers are with you and your family.
The image is a picture of the painting Manson did of me. Yellow and skinny DTTAH days. Thank God the booth was Black & White!
October 10, 2004 at 09:31 AM | Comments (72)
Goin' to California
So, New York is a wrap. I'm going home. I had a really amazing time here, but I am looking forward to some jam time with the guys. Also, I have an opportunity to meet some of the Westsiders at the L.A. signings. If you all are even half as cool as the Eastside, we got this s!@t locked, son! I'm sitting in my room, gearing up for the debate. Thank God Riss has a laptop. I really should look into one of these. I could go fully OCD wherever I am. Conan was a lot of fun. That guy is f!@king funny! P. Diddy was on right before me and it was cool to catch up with him again. He is really inspiring. Everything he does, he does to the Nth degree. Very nice guy as well.
Much love and respect,
October 08, 2004 at 04:55 PM | Comments (114)
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Saw Anthony on Conan last night. Sounds like his book is really interesting. I thought he did a great job. As for all the tension on the board, it is kind of a drag. We are doing the Panic Channel site and it will be up on October 31st. Maybe things will smooth out with more places to post, but for now, we should all just try to get each other's backs. New York is awesome and I sometimes wish I lived here. Tonight is the Bookends signing in Ridgewood, New Jersey. It shouldn't be much busier than the one in the city, I would expect no more than 100 people or so. Should be a great time. I'll see some of you there.
October 07, 2004 at 08:46 AM | Comments (102)
Book Release Party!
October 06, 2004 at 05:44 PM | Comments (83)
October 06, 2004 at 05:04 AM | Comments (77)
Good morning. I had a really amazing time meeting some 6767 people last night. Earlier in the day, I went to the Stern show and we had so much fun. I love that guy. Today looks like a long day but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for all your posts and to those who came to the signing. Update: The L.A. signing is actually at Sam Goody at Universal City walk, not Musicland. I'm off to take a long nap but I will keep checking in.
October 05, 2004 at 06:30 AM | Comments (118)
NY x 2
I am leaving for the Island of Manhattan today. I am really looking forward to it as I love New York so much. What's even better is that Anthony will be out there at the same time promoting his book, Scar Tissue. Can't wait to see him, he has been a great friend throughout this process. For those of you who are interested in the DTTAH signings, check the Calendar of Events that has been created by Deena13 in the links section. I don't think we have decided on a definitive way of standing out to one another, X's, pins, "hello my name is...", 67's, but I'm sure if we do one or all of the above we will be straight. Camp Freddy Radio last night was so much fun. We debuted Shoot, the online jam and collaboration. How cool is that? What started as a little idea has now reached the masses. Technology is amazing. Many thanks to FreAk, Saraswati, Kyle and chickbassplayer for their hard work and follow through. When I get back, we should start over and do a new one. We could, eventually have an entire album. That would be a first! Tempos any one? A quick bite about my book to parents: It is intended for mature readers. Now that it is coming out on Tuesday, I thought I should make that clear. It is a tale about the transformation from dark to light. The whole project has become something I really wasn't aware it would be, a story of hope. Here is the organization that the proceeds go to support: M.A.P. They have done so much for the recovery community, including several close friends of mine. This project started out as a simple book of photo strip images but now, the images are secondary to the story and really have nothing to do with it. The images now just serve as eye candy throughout the book. I will check in from the hotel lobby computer. I don't travel with a laptop. Have a great Sunday. Thank you for being here.
October 03, 2004 at 10:06 AM | Comments (122)
Shoot on CFR
October 02, 2004 at 04:35 PM | Comments (56)
Let's see... What's been cooking? We started up rehearsals again yesterday and had a blast. We are still arranging and writing material. I know that Steve I has been working on a new bit and I am really looking forward to fleshing it out with the guys. We are even touching up our "old" material as we go. Old. About 2 months old. Tomorrow, is an all new Camp Freddy radio. Sorum will be in the studio with us again. Good to have him back. I am gonna try to debut Shoot, the online jam on the air, provided I can get a copy burned by then. Sunday I am off to New York for a quick press tour with my wife, Riss and Neil. Should be fun, I love New York, especially this time of year. Just a little word about the book. It's not for everyone. It is dark, intense and even funny at times, but ultimately it is my story of hope. I am finally putting it out in the hopes of possibly helping someone who is struggling with addiction, Lord knows, I have been down that road. If my experiences can help someone else in any way I am proud to share them. I look forward to meeting some of you on the East Coast. Have we decided on some kind of way to know who the community people are? So we can tell each other apart? An "X" made out of tape on our shirts? I just know they rush people through the signings. I'd love to be able to know who my family is. Have a beautiful day everyone.
1. Hey Dave, I love all these new hats, how come you've suddenly got into them these last years, are they all designer label stuff aswell?
OK. I'll address the hats. I do love them, don't get me wrong, but I am growing my hair out and it is in that "in-between" stage. Killer hats though, made by Rod Keenan in New York.
2. Dave, how do all the musicians like courtney love and jerry cantrell etc. get involved with CF? im curious as to how all the musicians get involved and how it all comes together?
We simply call them up and ask them to participate. That's it. It's a total no pressure, friendly, "if you are free" type of thing.
3. Hey Dave! Is Carmen every gonna sing again? And have you thought about her performing with CF?
I'd love to see that happen. It would be dope to have her do some kind of hip hop rap thing. She is so good at that.
4. I'm gonna try this one more time and if you don't answer, I'll assume you just really, really don't want to: Have you ever had any really scary flight experiences???
I just haven't had any.
5. And why won't you tell us what is your religion?
I have been very open about that. I have a deep spiritual faith of my own understanding that cannot be characterized as a religion as it is not organized. It just works for me.
October 01, 2004 at 11:00 AM | Comments (117)