Rick Schultze (front), 1972
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Brian and Lumpy! Part One
Brian and Lumpy; Michigan Rock and Rollers!!
When you’re bouncing around the country in a rock and roll band or I should say ricocheting around the county you end up in places you’ve never been before and meet people who will remain part of the memory you keep forever of your vagabond traveling days. I did it for a few years with my musical friends and to this day it’s amazing how many memories we talk about, even those different memories of the same events. The memories are mostly character driven and two of the more interesting characters we met in Michigan are coming right up next!
Like the old 1950’s hit song by the Teddy Bears “To know him is to love him”, Brian and Lumpy were the kind of guys that we traveling rock and rollers loved!
Now we weren’t the kind of band that had deluxe accommodations or tour buses, we were a van band. We crammed all of our stuff into two vans. Most of the motels we stayed in were efficiency units with a kitchen unit so we could save a bit of cash and cook our own food. Most of the times we played rock clubs six nights a week. We’d play a week in one place, the next week somewhere else. Nope, no high flying rockers here, just guys on the road wishing for the best! One thing about being a traveling bar band was that we usually had enough time at each job to get to know people and the place. One night jobs don’t allow for that; no time to hang out, just do the show, pack up and go. Bar bands; turn the stuff off at night grab your instruments and head for the restaurant or coffee shop or hangout that was open at 2:30 am!
04/24/2013 Brian and Lumpy! Part Two
04/24/2013 Brian and Lumpy! Part Three
04/24/2013 Brian and Lumpy! Part four
08/25/2012 Rock and Roll History
08/25/2011 Here Ye, Here Ye, read all about it!!
08/17/2011 Go Fly A Kite.
07/13/2011 Summer in Yachats is like running a marathon
06/14/2011 Summer is on its way to Yachats.
05/25/2011 It's time to enjoy a parade.
05/16/2011 The Changing Faces of Yachats Part Two.
05/03/2011 The changing faces of Yachats.
04/07/2011 Yachats is never dull...
03/16/2011 A street in Yachats.
03/09/2011 Yachats: In between...
02/13/2011 Off Season.
02/03/2011 Super Sunday.
01/27/2011 The Officer and the Dog.
01/21/2011 It’s that time.
01/15/2011 Coastal Old-Timers.
01/05/2011 After the Party.
12/22/2010 Winter Lights.
11/19/2010 I’m Glad My Phone Worked.
11/04/2010 Irreconcilable Differences.
10/07/2010 The Village Wedding Celebration.
09/28/2010 October Optimism.
09/09/2010 Kickoff time.
08/26/2010 Through the eyes of kids.
07/29/2010 Animal Tails.
07/15/2010 Another reason to pay attention!
07/07/2010 Here comes the traffic!
06/23/2010 Location can sometimes save a life.
06/02/2010 It Happened So Fast.
05/12/2010 Bringing back a fixed back!
04/28/2010 Into the Valley to get back a good back.
04/21/2010 Back to Normal.
04/07/2010 Play Ball!!
03/13/2010 A character leaves the Yachats stage.
03/03/2010 Waking up to action in downtown Yachats
02/24/2010 It could be getting lighter but it’s still pretty dark.
02/11/2010 Are you into 2010 yet?
01/27/2010 You live in Paradise; do you go on vacation?
01/21/2010 Have you heard the word Super?
01/13/2010 Shifting Sands
01/05/2010 Rollin into 2010
12/29/2009 The Traveling Purse.
12/16/2009 Let’s use common sense.
12/09/2009 Different views of the same season.
12/02/2009 What a sight!
11/26/2009 The Journey of the Rotisserie.
11/12/2009 I heard the news today.
11/04/2009 Once Around The Barber Pole.
10/27/2009 Cruising around the Neighborhood!
10/21/2009 This is the perfect day for Halloween.
10/14/2009 When is a Holiday a Holiday?
10/08/2009 A Punch and Scandals Dominate the Media.
09/30/2009 Change, it’s inevitable.
09/23/2009 Have you noticed the Green Wave?
09/16/2009 Thoughts of Fall
09/10/2009 Is it only summer love?
08/27/2009 Social Skills
08/19/2009 Have a Dream?
08/15/2009 Everybody is in First Place.
08/05/2009 No Dog Days of Summer Here.
07/29/2009 Sounds of Summer.
07/23/2009 The Voice Of Modern Television News Reporting.
07/15/2009 Mid-Summer Classic.
07/08/2009 Location, Location, Location
07/01/2009 Another Flame Extinguished.
06/24/2009 Sometimes Being Low Is Good.
06/17/2009 Protests are viewed differently these days.
06/12/2009 Interesting Trip.
06/03/2009 That time of year.
05/27/2009 Another Chapter.
05/20/2009 Having fun without breaking the bank!
05/13/2009 Helping Young Creative Minds.
05/06/2009 Thoughts of Spring.
04/22/2009 Living with Bears
04/15/2009 On a positive note!
04/08/2009 Is this the time?
04/01/2009 Changing Tunes.
03/25/2009 Logistics involved with changing jobs.
03/19/2009 Spring Break is here!
03/11/2009 Social Networking.
03/04/2009 Unhappy City?
02/25/2009 Talking about history.
02/18/2009 A Thorn On The Rose.
02/13/2009 Local is in!
01/28/2009 Small town fun!
01/21/2009 Here We Go.
01/07/2009 Wow Mother Nature is ticked off!
01/03/2009 Joy in Duck and Beaverville!
12/25/2008 The cloud has lifted.
12/17/2008 It’s that time of year!
12/11/2008 College Memories.
12/03/2008 A Different Holiday Season.
11/26/2008 Help I’m being bombarded!!
11/19/2008 Out Of The Mouths Of Children.
11/14/2008 Duty Calls.
10/29/2008 Stuck in the Middle.
10/24/2008 What’s your sign?
10/16/2008 Once Around The Barber Pole.
10/08/2008 Friends in need have friends indeed.
10/01/2008 Autumn Bounty.
09/25/2008 Covering the World from Yachats.
09/18/2008 You can’t judge a book by its cover.
09/10/2008 September Sun Shines on the Central Oregon Coast.
09/04/2008 Political Pizza; thin Crust please.
08/27/2008 It’s here!
08/20/2008 Something is brewing in Yachats.
08/14/2008 The Ying and Yang of the Olympics.
08/07/2008 Drivers License.
07/25/2008 Long time Coastal Resident Bob Hays.
07/12/2008 Pleasure for the palate and music for the ears.
06/29/2008 For the Want of a Nail.
06/20/2008 Covering Royalty.
06/08/2008 Two Words Starting With “P” That Have Folks Talking.
05/29/2008 The nice thing about a small town.
05/21/2008 Buildings in small towns.
05/07/2008 Is the greener grass always the best?
04/30/2008 The calm before the storm.
04/23/2008 Bridging Rainbow’s
04/18/2008 Here’s to all the volunteers!
04/09/2008 Aircraft Carriers and Skate Boards.
04/02/2008 Blinded by The Light.
03/27/2008 Okay, who will be the winner?
03/19/2008 Patiently Hip
03/14/2008 Becoming Hip!
03/07/2008 How hip is hip?
02/18/2008 Let The Sunshine In.
02/08/2008 A Valentine gift that lasted.
02/01/2008 February is a month to celebrate!
01/23/2008 Yes, it’s Super!
01/17/2008 Boy do we love our cars, trucks, and motorcycles!
01/02/2008 Still a Good Dog!
12/26/2007 Last Thoughts.
12/22/2007 The Christmas Party.
12/14/2007 A Silver Lining In A Dark Cloud.
12/05/2007 “Hold on I’m coming”
11/15/2007 What have you heard today?
11/10/2007 Christmas So Soon?
11/02/2007 A free Taco for everyone!
10/28/2007 A phone call away
10/20/2007 Commercials, do they work?
10/11/2007 The month of October can be a scary time of year!
10/03/2007 Everyone is on the move!
09/29/2007 Airborne Attacks
09/28/2007 55 Caddy
09/20/2007 What happened to the regulars?
09/12/2007 Here we go again!
09/05/2007 A non-human slave
08/29/2007 Wow is summer already over?
08/22/2007 The common thread.
08/17/2007 What's the difference between “chick flicks” and “stupid movies”?
08/09/2007 Whew! The chase is over!
08/01/2007 Into The Valley
07/26/2007 A breath of fresh air!
07/19/2007 Working and Living in Paradise
07/13/2007 What do these two have in common? The attention of Oregon Sports Fans!
07/06/2007 Urgent Music
06/28/2007 Behind the Festivities on the 4th of July.
06/22/2007 Representing Oregon!
06/14/2007 The Race
06/09/2007 It's Graduation Time.
06/02/2007 Have you heard the word “Whale” a lot lately?
05/28/2007 Been on any wild rides?
05/17/2007 Insurance; Gotta Have it!
05/13/2007 Continue to just believe.
05/05/2007 How the same two words can mean such different things to people!
04/30/2007 New Kid In Town
04/20/2007 A Wild Ride
04/17/2007 Like a balanced Gyroscope.
04/09/2007 Bunnies, BBQ & E!
03/23/2007 Hope Springs Eternal
03/16/2007 This is a good year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
03/12/2007 Give Credit where Credit is due.
03/08/2007 When Horsehide meets Ash
02/23/2007 Misrepresentation of what?
02/19/2007 Done celebrating days yet?
02/13/2007 Valentines Day is coming; can you feel The Power of Love?
02/05/2007 You're History
01/26/2007 Gonna buy me a Cadillac and cruse it up and down the road.
01/18/2007 Portland Storm Memory
01/11/2007 Why am I playing out here in the wet and cold and mud?
01/03/2007 It's for the birds
01/02/2007 who is the boss
12/20/2006 It's the most wonderful time of year
12/16/2006 Ribbons of Light
12/09/2006 Human Rights
11/30/2006 Seasonal Tidbits
11/22/2006 So how do you get a hold of people?
11/14/2006 Does this day call for Celebration?
11/08/2006 The Transfer
11/07/2006 wild ride
11/03/2006 Rolling and Tumbling!
11/01/2006 Where is my hour??