May 29, 2009

Beyond and Back (and back again!)



Yee-haw! Going to see X tonite, gonna see X tonite! X-cited???? Fukkin A!
How many bands from my Punk golden years are still around and still intact with their original line-up and still rawkin' the shit out of it? Aside from X, I can't think of any. Can you?



I wrote this thing up about X a couple of years back, so rather than repeat myself, please click here, if you want the in-depth write-up.


Toonage:
X live at My Fathers Place, Long Island 11-12-83

6 comments:

Rinjo Njori! said...

Every time I see Exene I can't believe she had a kid with Aragon (Viggo). She looks older than my mom

Wil said...

John Doe rules! I am not really a punk type but I have always liked their stuff.

Wil Harrison.com

Nazz Nomad said...
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Nazz Nomad said...

this just in:
Subject: FW: STATEMENT FROM EXENE CERVENKA OF X


June 2, 2009



STATEMENT FROM EXENE CERVENKA OF X:


After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time.


Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it. I, and X as a band, have supported the Sweet Relief charity since the mid-1990’s; the irony of this is not lost on any of us. Sweet Relief was started as an aide to uninsured artists by musician Victoria Williams when she herself was diagnosed with MS in 1992.


While this diagnosis will most certainly mean some changes for me, personally, it will not affect my commitments to the current X U.S. tour, nor will it affect my solo album that is slated for release this fall on Bloodshot Records.


My focus will certainly be on maintaining my health--many people remain strong and continue to live their lives as productively as they had before an MS diagnosis and I plan to be one of those people.


To find out more about Sweet Relief please visit: www.sweetrelief.org

To find out more about X please visit: www.xtheband.com

Juan Duque said...

Wow. I hope all goes well for Exene. X was, is and always will be one of my favorites. I am so jealous of you getting to see them. I never did, and now i am back in South America, so tough luck! Great videos, too! Thanks..

ps. So HOW WAS IT?

Nazz Nomad said...

Hi Juan-
the show was great- they've certainly aged (even Billy Zoom looks older), but it was truly a fantastic show. They played 3 nites in NYC and I regret that I only was able to see them once.
here's a couple of vids that a friend shot- there's more on youtube of course:

Los Angeles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH7HsZ4iQK0

Nausea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nVpNZNZ3Ag