Ahhh… I remember it well. I was traveling with The Rugburns through Arizona and we were in Phoenix. We got shut down by the club we were playing in and so we took the show outside just like Britney or Justin would do. We were rocking out and I don’t know who was playing bass or where he was. If it was Johnny Castro then I guess he was looking for a veggie burrito or trying to find his shoes. If it was Gregory then I guess he was getting arrested for having some sort of illegal substance in his briefcase. I know we had just come from Tucson because this hairdresser talked me in to dying my hair. At the time I thought it was cool but now I realize i looked like a skunk. Those were the days my friend we thought they’d never end we’d sing and dance……
I am playing for exactly one hour only. From 8:20 to 9:20 pm this Sunday at The Tiki in Pacific Beach. All of the money goes toward putting guitars in classrooms for kids to play. Taylor Guitars is helping out by supplying tons of Baby Taylor guitars.
I am extremely excited about the Sycuan Casino show because I was informed that it is 18 and up. Pretty cool since I thought it was a 21 and up show.
The Padres still have a chance but it isn’t looking good. We (I say we) need a miracle. The dodgers (note: lower case on purpose) and Giants both need to lose all of their remaining games and so do the Astros and Cubbies. And people in hell want ice water.
The Red Sox are behaving as expected. Sorry about that Westy and Dr. Leach.
Either way, October baseball rules. Football is stupid.
Thanks to those of you came out to the racetrack (over 3,000 folks) to see us play. I hope you won some money on the ponies. I didn’t. But more on gambling later. Blackjack is my game.
There are a few shows coming up that I wanted to let you know about.
1. I will be singing the national anthem at The Padres game on Friday night Aug. 20 right before the game starts.
2. I will be playing a show a show at Petco Park on Saturday Aug. 21 at 5:30 pm at the park in the park beyond the outfield. It is an hour long show over at 6:30 sharp.
I will be on the east coast all of next week and I hope you can make it to the many shows that are listed on this website including a cruise around the Statue of Liberty.
In October on the 15th day I will be doing a show at Sycuan Casino. I am especially looking forward to this show as it will give me a chance to play blackjack with you guys after the show. I will teach how to triple your money and never have to work again for the rest of your lives. This is a cool state of the art theatre with amazing sound AND we get to gamble. We will all be losing money by not going.
here are the deets
Sorry I haven’t written in a long time. I don’t have any excuses except for the fact that I was holding my breath underwater and almost broke the world record. I was also in Virginia and discovered that those people out there drink pure grain or cane alcohol. I can’t remember what the hell they call it but they are crazy and they mix it up with kool-aid or something like that hawaiian punch stuff. All I know is that it destroys your brain cells and memory.
What was I talking about?
Thanks for the show at Lestat’s. It was recorded and it is 3 CD’S LONG AND WE STILL MISSED 3 SONGS. Oops- I hit the caps lock. It will be available in 14 and a half days.
I saw Fahrenheit 9/11. I am going to see Outfoxed and I am going to see The Control Room so I should be really preachy the next time I’m on stage. I don’t think I’ll even sing anymore. I am just going to talk politics. It is going to be my own version of Meet the Press.
I also saw Anchorman:The Legend of Ron Burgundy and I totally dug all of the San Diego references.
It is the All Star break and my Padres are 2 games out. I will be singing the National Anthem sometime in Sept.
I am in the middle of reading East of Eden by Steinbeck and I am obsessed with the Hamilton’s and the Trask’s. I keep looking at everyone if they as worried about the two Salinas Valley families and that evil woman Cathy. I guess this book was in Oprah’s book of the month club. I didn’t even know she had a book of the month club. I ve never seen the show. I wonder if Oprah will still talk to me about it
Have you guys seen Eyes Wide Shut? I saw it the other night in my hotel room on HBO and it scared me like a little kitten on the Fourth of July. I fell asleep before the end so please tell me what happened. Was it a dream?
Come to the shows in Northern Ca. This week. San Francisco on Wed and Berkely on Thurs. Lisa Sanders is opening the shows in S.F and Berkley. She is spectacular and you will love her. I will be in Sacramento on Friday night. Dennis Borlek is driving up with me to sell shirts and cds. Should be scary having that idiot around. Just kidding Denny.
I need someone to help with the discussion boards to fix them please. I don’t know SQL or sequel as they say. If you know it please contact me through this website or Tony. We want to fix it so it is easy to post things.
I am sorry for not writing in so long. Please forgive me. I promise it won’t happen again. I’ll walk the dog everyday and water the plants and do my homework. I promise ma I do.
Steven Butros Butros Galli Poltz
This is a pic of Tim Flannery and me. Tim was a very cool second baseman for the San Diego Padres back in the 80’s. He used to hustle like Charlie Hustle himself. Yeah that’s right–he was the Pete Rose of San Diego without all those messy bookies that seemed to keep popping up during Pete’s tenure in the major leagues.
Tim used to take one for team. He really didn’t care if he got beaned by a pitch. In fact some folks said he would actually lean right into a pitch to take a base. He was the 3rd base coach of the Pads until he got fired last year. He seems to speak his mind and the politicos at the top hate that sort of thing. They want you to tow the company line. I think the best time I ever had with Tim was up at his surf camp north of Santa Barbara. The playoffs were in full swing and we had just gotten out of the water and the sun was setting over Hollister Ranch. All we had was A.M. radio and hearing Tim comment on the game was goose bump inducing. He was telling me what was going to happen before it happened. Simply amazing. Plus, he makes a good rum and coke.
Tim now has a radio show on 1090 am after the Padre games and he has crazy callers and musical guests. My friends Berkley Hart were on it last week as well as myself. I think I made up a song called 3 Hits In A Row that pissed off some folks. Tim’s partner is a big jock named coach John Quintera. He is a lovely man who is just discovering music. This is the only sports talk show I know of that has musical guests and poets. Lizzie Wann recites poems about baseball every week and musicians sing songs. This annoys a few callers because they just want to talk about the game. I love it! Thanks Tim.
By the way–did I mention that my beloved Padres are in first place? They even beat the Red Sox last night. (sorry Joe Daly but you got us the night before. Hats of to Pedro and Wells for a great old fashioned pitching duel) Ever since I was a little kid, I remember talking baseball with my father. If we were pulling weeds outside then we’d be listening to the Dodger game on the radio. Vin Scully would paint a beautiful picture and I would ask my dad all kinds of questions about the game. It took me so long to understand a sacrifice in baseball. I didn’t understand why a guy would purposely bunt and get out to advance a runner. My dad would patiently try to explain it to me and I would get angry and say “well, if he had swung the bat, he may have gotten a hit and we wouldn’t have 1 out. I think it’s stupid dad!” My pops would just laugh and try to explain it to me again. I now finally get it Dad. Thanks for all of those lessons. I still think A.M. radio is the best way to enjoy a game.
Check out Tim Flannery’s music at timflannery.com
Happy summer to you all
Steven” field of dreams” Poltz
When I was a little kid my earliest memory was one of my my mom ironing shirts while watching J.F.K.’s funeral on t.v. I remember that she was crying and I didn’t understand why. I was only 3 years old, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. It was embedded in my memory like ink on a page. It made me sad yet I didn’t really know why. I can still see the black and white t.v. and my mom’s sad eyes. It seemed like everybody after that was getting assasinated. I’ll never forget Martin Luther King’s death and Bobby Kennedy’s death and Rosie Grier crying on t.v. If people were’t getting shot at then they were overdosing on drugs or somthing else. Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Mama Cass stc.. Vietnam was in full bloom and there were protests and Walter Cronkite on the evening news. I was always asking my parents to explain why we were fighting in Vietnam and they could never really give me a good explanation. Images were being funneled to me nightly on t.v. and it really scared me. By the time John Lennon got shot I was in college and it seemed like everyone on campus was frozen in time.
Toady as I watch the news of Ronald Reagan’s death I feel sad. Although I never voted for him, I can’t help but marvel at what a huge part of history he played in this amazing country. I’ll never forget him lying in a hospital bed after the assasination attempt on his life and him apoligizing to Nancy for forgetting to duck. I love a good sense of humor and he used to crack me up. He was a fascinating man with an amazing history and quite a love affair.
Tonight I will have a shot of Jameson in his honor.
Rest In Peace Ronald and safe travels.
Steve will be Tim Flannery’s guest after the ball game at Redfields tonight. The show will start shortly after the Padre’s win the game. The Manchester Grand Hyatt at Redfields on Harbor drive 200 yards north of the ballpark.
Be there or be squa…oh…wait!
If you can’t make it you can listen in on AM 1090
Love and inappropriately long kisses,
~Troy Lee Wells