Hola! That was actually the first word in an audition for a Taco Time commercial that I sent in yesterday. Don't know if I'll get the job, but it's nice to know that they're still asking for auditions! Anyway, the other day Kent Usry asked me whether I knew where Troy Irvine might be found, since Kent had run into a mutual friend from way back when. I sent out an APB email and got lots of interesting answers. First, that Troy was last seen leaving the ranch in Castle Hot Springs where Bob Gately is hanging out these days in "an extremely paranoid state" to quote Bob. So if you see Troy tell him to contact Kent Usry, or me, or reality. The other result of the mass missive was replies from all kinds of interesting people who did not know of Troy's whereabouts, but just wanted to say hi. Includng Tom Marrs, who remembers me better than I remember him to be honest, mostly because even at a young age I looked like Mark Twain. Still do, I guess. Anyway, Tom sent a photo and he looks much better that Sam Clemens. He also is the manager of the Icehouse, one of the leading spots in the growth of the First Friday art movement. He and others are headed to the Rhythm Room this evening (Sat 11/15) starting around 6:30 for a gathering of friends of video guy Joel Samuel, who has posted lots of great video on You Tube of old Phoenix musicians. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend, since it's my niece's 16th birthday and family comes first.
EXCERPT FROM INVITE: "One week from today (Nov 15th) I will be back in Phoenix for my Party @ the Rhythm Room.
The time is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and I really hope you can attend. Make it a point to show up and say hello.
At all my previous events I never had the time to participate in the party because I was running around producing the event.
Capturing the video was always so important to me and at the same time one of my greatest obstacles.
I was so busy producing that I may not have had time for friends who showed up specifically for me, so this will be a chance to visit.
Coming with me to Arizona is a very special person in my life; someone who inspired me to finish & create my archives and give it to the world free on
So make it if you can, and check out Joel's videos for sure. And stop by the Icehouse on W. Jackson downtown and say hello to Tom Marrs. And if you like Christmas music, tune in 99.9 KEZ . Adios, Marty
Photo of Tom