Steve Vai and Kat Blü
In late 1997, we heard that Steve Vai would be coming to First Avenue in Minneapolis. So, we tried and were successful in booking an interview with him. We decided to have Glen do the interview, just as he had done with Weird Al Yankovic about a month previous. We didn't know what we were going to end up with, in more ways then one!
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A Gathering After Glen's Funeral
October 24, 1997 - The Pizza Ranch - Clarion, Iowa
In honor of Glen Buxton's birthday today - and in 2017, it would have been his 70th - we present a unique video of some of his former bandmates and friends sharing their memories of him. This was recorded at the Pizza Ranch in Clarion, Iowa on October 24, 1997, one of Glen's favorite spots in his adopted town of 3000. This was where the . . .
Glen and Weird Al Yankovic
Yes, they actually met on camera! This interview has already been posted on our Facebook page, but now it comes to YouTube, as part of the complete show that aired in November 1996.
After our interview of Glen Buxton (see previous posts), he became interested in what Lonesome Roadie was doing and asked if he could pitch in . . .
just testing... September 1997
Slaughter, Warrant, NOT Alice Cooper, and tree frogs..
Yes, this blog is still alive! If not for my relocation to another part of the country, I probably would have gotten back to this sooner. But the posts and the videos will keep coming, from time to time.
We're jumping ahead a little here to 1997. Someone was asking about a video Jim posted on the Lonesome Roadie Facebook . . .
Lonesome Roadie meets Glen Buxton
"just testing..." episode 2
I think it may have been just at the beginning of 1996 that Dave Hauglund told me he had met the original lead guitarist of Alice Cooper at a family Christmas party. In northern Iowa.
Say what now?
Yes, it was true. He was engaged to someone related to Dave's dad. And had been living in Clarion, Iowa for a while now.
Dave had brought up the . . .
20 Years of "just testing..."
First show aired April 3, 1996
As I write this, it is 20 years to the day that just testing... first went over the airwaves. Well, strictly speaking, over the cables... The first time it was shown was Wednesday evening, April 3rd, 1996, in Rochester, over their local access channel. It aired several times during the month, both there and on Albert Lea's cable access . . .
In the Beginning..
Lonesome Roadie is born
It was sometime in 1995. I was working part time for KTTC in Rochester, and KSMQ in Austin, doing master control shifts for each of those TV stations. (Master control refers to the final video and audio output that goes out over the air.) At KSMQ, the local PBS station, I had just met a new employee, Jim Schneider. He was also hired to be an . . .