Sunday, April 1, 2018

Surfbort and Gibby

Gibby joins Surfbort in this fun song that gets stuck in your head after the first listen. I warned you.

The Melvins and Pinkus

Well this is very cool. Pinkus Abortion Technician is the name of the Melvins new album, featuring Jeff Pinkus. And, their gig at Warsaw on May 11 is already sold out.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paul Leary Tells All

Great interview with Paul Leary written by Ben Graham for The Quietus. It makes me want to yell "Rock and Roooooooooolllllllllllllll!!!!!"

Monday, July 25, 2016

School of Rock rocks pretty hard

Much fun seeing a bunch of teenagers play Butthole Surfer's songs.
7/2/16 at Highline Ballroom

Friday, February 15, 2013

The 7

An affable interview in Texas Monthly where they left the best for last -- confirming that Jack White has in fact met Jack Black.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Plus Jack White

In a very confusing press release that hinges possibly on my not understanding the words "songs" and "single" it appears that Gibby will sing on 3 songs while Jack White plays guitar. Somehow these 3 songs are all on a single. You see my confusion? In the old days, a single meant one song.

Here is the offending sentence:

First Johnny Depp, now Jack White, Gibby has good taste. Also, this is yet another step closer to Jimmy Page (the first was when John Paul Jones produced Independent Worm Saloon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wedding request

I got a fun email today from a Gibby Haynes fan in London looking for help getting a video of Gibby wishing his friends a happy marriage for their upcoming nuptials. Of course I have no way to do this for him, though he did offer a thank you gift.

So Mr Haynes, if you are googling yourself and come across this, you could do a fan a big favor by sending him a video saying something clever about the bliss of marriage. And if you do, I would win by getting a tin of tea, the kind you can't get here in NewYork. Think of how many people you would please, at least 4.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Backstage 1986

Very cool footage of Gibby drawing penises in Atlanta, from Nelson Sullivan, posted previously on this website.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

American Horror Story

Well at least some Hollywood writer who has musical taste beyond Shania Twain. In the show American Horror Story there is a character called Gabriel who likes the Butthole Surfers more than the Ramones. This reviewer agrees that this boy deserves to be berated for such stupid music tastes.

This episode spawned a very nice Tumblr on the Surfers. And this one too.

However, the connection appears not to be as random as one might have thought. It appears that Kyle Cooper directed the Shame of Life video as well as the opening sequence to the American Horror Story. So that explains it. Big world turns into small world. I recommend you watch the version on the Prologue Pictures website, as it is a different cut than the one we're used to seeing.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


This is the guy that is making the videos for the Butthole Surfers backdrops. Awesome stuff and I can't stop looking. The best of the bunch? A look at the backside of the Gibbytronics!! Woweee

GIBBY ON MODULAR - BHS™ from kero on Vimeo.

And this test before a show is a peak behind the scenes.

BUTTHOLE SURFERS modular test - VISUALS BY KERO™ from kero on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Snub TV 1989

I just have no easy way of knowing if I've already posted this, without spending precious time looking through old posts. And boy, who knew I had posted so much? Thrilling. Anyways, here are 8 minutes worth watching.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

UCB Poster and The Nils

Last night the husband and I walked into the controversially named "Hot Chicks Room" which is the bar attached via a hallway to the East Village location of UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade). And, what was the first thing we saw? Some pretty great posters. We didn't stay because the crowd was odd, but were pleased with the chosen decor.

According to Barbara's Concert Database, this concert took place Nov 19, 1988. According to Jan Radder, the Nils actually didn't play that night. He called them "the best band you never heard." Listen to them on their MySpace page and judge for yourself.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Intercourse Magazine Interview

Gibby Haynes interviews Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT on the day they start recording their album in the inaugural issue of Intercourse Magazine. I can't quite figure out who this band MGMT is, and when I see their name my brain translates it into "Management" which I'm sure is incorrect. Their website provides no further information on their name, but is a headache filled landscape of backgrounds that obscure the words.

Unfortunately you have to actually buy the magazine to read the interview. It looks like a luscious magazine, beautiful photos and random interviews.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

RIP Mr. Peppermint

I've been too busy lately to post so I'm a little late to the RIP bandwagon, but Gibby's dad, Jerry Haynes, aka Mr. Peppermint, passed away a couple weeks ago. What an interesting family they must have been. Father and son bore a striking resemblance to each other, echos of family resemblances.

At the last Butthole Surfers shows there were images of Mr. Peppermint sprinkled in with the other videos playing in the background, the first time I ever saw that. A generous tribute to his dad. My condolences go out to all that knew him and enjoyed his work on Texas TV.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hesta Prynn Covers Pepper

I have no idea who this person is, but she recorded a cover of Pepper, and here she is performing it live. I prefer the medley version by the band, of course, but this is kind of weird and interesting, done very straight..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Los Angeles and Las Vegas

What better way to celebrate the empty nest than heading west to see two Butthole Surfers concerts? After dropping my one and only baby off for his freshman year at college, we went straight to the airport and headed to LA.  Had a great time at the two back to back shows, and also got photos of me with the last two band members. Of course Teresa is still missing in action, but maybe one day she'll return and it will all be exactly right with the moon.

The Los Angeles show had an incredible energy but the sound system wasn't that great. I think it sold out, even though it was announced only a few days before, when their previous engagement at the Sunset Junction festival was cancelled due to the entire festival not getting their city permit. Refunds? We'll see. I called my credit card company to dispute the charge, which is what an email said would be the only way I'd ever see that money again.

We had dinner at a Thai restaurant, where, unexpectedly, Jeff Pinkus came in. I had no idea that we were directly across the road from the venue, and if I had known that I might have had more insight into the possibility of one or some of the band members coming there. We had finished eating, and Pinkus sat down into an inaccessible corner. We debated interrupting him for about 10 minutes, waited until he ordered his food and then asked for the photo. He was very gracious, and the whole table of 6 had to get up and rearrange themselves to make the photo possible. When I ran into him the next day in Las Vegas in the hotel lobby, he remembered me, looked surprised, and said hello. Very sweet, good karma with that guy.

A long desert drive to Las Vegas the next day through 117 degree heat, which at one point during a massive downpour, went down to 66, and then back up to 104, all within a few minutes of each other.

I saw Gibby several times in the Palms hotel lobby, and if I was more sensitive, I would say he was purposefully avoiding me. Actually, he was doing that celebrity thing of very seriously not encouraging anybody to look at or talk to him. So I left him alone with his texting and pacing.

The sound in Vegas was much better, but the crowd was weird. A few real fans, and the rest seemed to be onlookers. Some people who were slamming hard in Los Angeles were seen sitting in the back in the seats, just enjoying the show. As we were heading out to our car the next morning, we saw King in the lobby, on his way to a baseball game in San Francisco. He very kindly stood for a photo, and my mission was complete.

Herewith some not very good photos of the adventure.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Corpus Christi

I like this tidbit from "Today in History"

In 1996, Gibby Haynes, lead singer of "The Butthole Surfers," unleashed a tirade at a concert audience in Corpus Christi, Texas after he was struck by a watch thrown on stage. He told the 5,000 fans to "shut up and go home," then called Corpus Christi a city of "white trash."

Here is another reference to that story, in a 1996 interview slash history of the Butthole Surfers.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gibby Painting

A pretty wonderful portrait of Gibby Haynes, by Meathead. I like how he captured the crooked/chipped tooth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Butthole Surfers Coming to the West Coast

Looks like 3 festivals.

Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Sunset Junction - get tix
Sept. 4 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot - get tix
Sept. 8 - Portland, OR at the MFNW festival. Tickets here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Who is Andrew WK?

Even after looking at his website, I can't figure out who Andrew W.K. is or what he does, but the "totally looks like" photo from Cheezburger is a pretty good, despite Mr. W.K.'s straight teeth and fresh faced bloody looks.

Gibby Haynes Totally Looks Like Andrew W.K. 

And this one is too.