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Wendell and me

The power of Google: Ace photographer Harold Gee posted this picture of me and Noise 292 percussionist Wendell Kling rocking the acoustic at Presidio Park back in 1984. I must reconnect with the most excellent Mr. Gee …

Update: I coincidentally unearthed a 1991 memoir I wrote about that summer that includes mention of Harold and the circumstances of this photo. “Our stretch of Presidio Park was @ the foot of a five-sided tower on a hillside, w/a pretty good view of downtown & the Navy docks; [Hair Theatre vocalist] Sergio & I entertained a pack of skinheaded youngsters there one night w/Donovan & Creedence & Dylan numbers, & there were usually four or five guitars & maybe a harmonica floating around the crowd. Harold Gee, another older guy, an eternal local photographer & jeweler & writer, showed up w/Chris Negro a couple of times & added his trumpet to the Presidio mix. “

Noise 292 at UCSD



Delving even further into my back pages, here are a couple of images with David Rives, Kristin Martin, Wendell Kling and Joanne Norris of pioneering noise-psychedelic warriors Noise 292. This was in the UCSD rec gym, probably in November 1983 (with the Pandoras, the Answers and the Odds) or in February 1984 (with the Three O’Clock and the Odds).

For my next trick, I must figure out how to upload MP3s!