On this Saturday night, (a prime spot on the weekend) Joe T Rose “guaranteed” (Ha!) to pay us $100.00 to open for the band Video (formerly known as Rasputin, a Kiss tribute band) but at the end of the night, we only got $85.00… Hurrumph, same ol’ McVans!
Notice the Gusto AD. ‘Electroman’ and ‘the Factor’ were two bands performing on Friday night, August 8th. Electroman featured our friend and artist extraordinaire, Mark Freeland.
On the same bill as Electroman was the new wave/punk band, “the Factor” featuring guitarist and vocalist Jim Couch, a good friend of mine. Other members of ‘the Factor’ include Jimbo Freeland, Scott Davison, Bob Weider and Roy Stayley.
I worked with Jim Couch for many years at “Tops Friendly Markets” (Tops #207) on Kenmore Avenue near Elmwood. In the mid 80’s, Jim and I rented a loft at 1660 Kenmore, above a warehouse. The empty studio across from the loft eventually evolved into a place we refer to as “the Chamber” which became our personal studio, performance space and musical laboratory for all things Parousia from 1984 to 1986.