Author Archives: rockiebee

About rockiebee

Husband. Dad. Carpenter. Troubadour. Creative Director for an action figure theater troupe. Video director. Critic. Comics fan.

Rockie Bee’s Golden Drops of Honey — ‘Dan Sartain SINGS,’ Reviewed

In the summer of 1999 I experienced a deeply unpleasant upheaval in my personal life.  The positive upshot of it was that I was free to chase after the deeply stupid dream of a career in the performing arts without … Continue reading

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This Lick’s On Me, Ya Nashville Bum

I was listening to a podcast this afternoon; one that has featured, over the last few months, songs from an only-just-released album from an old friend of mine.  My friend’s featured song today was one I used to play with … Continue reading

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The Super Session — Rockie Bee Encounters Rootsy Rowdies

So:  I produced my first recording session yesterday.  I’m a regular Eddie Kramer ovah heah! A more accomplished friend of mine put out an open call for some novelty music based on Ennio Morricone soundtrack music.  I said, what the … Continue reading

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Stormpoopers of the Blues

It has not escaped my notice, over the years, that the young and formerly-young  performing people in the underground of the music world make a lot of hay about ‘casting off the shackles of the Man,’ ‘being an individual, not … Continue reading

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“Have You Checked The Trunk? I Was Aging A Salami In There.”

Warning: The following contains dumb ideas, awful Batman impersonations, and a Matt Weiters (pronounced ‘Mat Wheat-erz’) – shaped hole in the lineup. A look at some panels from Peter Bagge’s Hate #22, published in 1996.  In 1996, I lived about … Continue reading

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In The Cards For Spring 2013

Disclaimer: The following contains questionable opinions, terrible Batman impersonations, and a Matt Wieters (pronounced ‘wee-terz’) – sized hole in the lineup. Went to the ballgame last Saturday; had to get there early.  The Golden Boy, for some reason, wanted to … Continue reading

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The Undertow

One of my favorite comics of recent years is Criminal, by Ed Brubaker and an artist whose name doesn’t leap to mind.  It’s boiled down from the paperback crime novels of the Forties thru the Seventies; if you’ve ever made … Continue reading

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