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  • Oaklander

    Oaklander

    Truly sad news for Lee and his family. Lee, crumbs are here for you if you need us.
    Truly sad news for Lee and his family. Lee, crumbs are here for you if you need us.
  • Rosemary

    Rosemary

    Lee: you have the love and support of your Crumb family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in his transition.
    Lee: you have the love and support of your Crumb family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in his transition.
  • beachbum

    beachbum SAN CLEMENTE, CA

    This is some bad news, alright. The brother of Sector 7G (Lee) died this week. RIP.
    This is some bad news, alright. The brother of Sector 7G (Lee) died this week. RIP.
  • Oaklander

    Oaklander

    Campout report. Warning: This is my version and could get long. Your memory may vary. Day One : Wednesday. We left Oakland at 5am. Truly earlier than planned (a little Pre Campout Euphoria perhaps) and jacked up on strong coffee we made to the hi desert by 12:30. Stopped for provisions and up to Hicksville Trailer Palace to meet up with other crumbs for a pre-CO relaxation hang. If you have never been to Hicksville, it is something to consider if you head up to Joshua Tree area. Vintage and theme trailers (we stayed in the Project Z zombie safe house) and a salt water pool and fun activities. We had a giant marshmallow cake to celebrate Vicki R's bday and worked on our pre-Campout tans :) (Actually it was hot - we sat in the shade and drank and ate a lot) Day Two: Thursday: Did the antique shops and sights of Yucca Valley (brunch and more provisions) before heading up to Pioneertown Inn. Pulled in at 2:30. It was a little sad to walk around the backside of the inn and not see Beachbum and OCW to greet us. The rest of the crew tried to make up for it and throughout the weekend, there was much crumb sharing of food and drink (and drink.....Sector 7G taught me to make his version of a moscow mule although next time I will bring mint)...... Thursday night: FUNARO Night. how cool was it to see hundreds of crumbs sporting the Funaro t shirt? Frank gave an impromptu thank you speech that brought a grin and tear. He is very grateful for the support of the crumbs. Duo Acoustic night turned into Apothecary night with the addition of Greg Lisher and a few CVB songs. I don't do set lists but will say that I really appreciated Lisher's guitar and Johnny Hickman on the mandolin during the cvb songs. David's voice was on target. Just the perfect start to this musical weekend. Hung out in back of the PTI with crumbs. Talked politics with Ade after he shared his West Coast travel stories. Ade, as Americans, we apologize for the Greyhound Bus. Friday: The day is a blur. I remember seeing Wedge before his desert 5k but fighting a bug all day (not a hangover....) so limited my wanderings to PiTown. The Sound Stage is being renovated and the bowling alley is sealed up tight with paper covering the windows. Since the "For Sale" is gone from the bowling alley, I guess my 401k is safe from my "buy a bowling alley and move to the desert" fantasy. The Punks vs. New Wave crumbs gathered for pics and then we were all off to hear Jonathan Segal (with Victor Krummenacher and Chris Pederson) for a solid hour. Paul Chesne Band opened for Camper Van Beethoven. Nice new discovery for me. What can I report about CVB that crumbs don't know? They did wear Funaro shirts and Ramones headgear (David and Victor) and I feared Jonathn had shorn his locks for a mohawk. They were stellar. We danced. We smiled. A lot of newer songs were mixed with old favorites. Moved inside for The Dangers with Johnny Hickman. Rock solid. Johnny and Chris held a two hour mini porchstock after....I was too tired to make all of that night. Saturday: Can you say Whiffle Ball? This unique sport will most likely never make it to ESPN and even Gene couldn't explain the ins and outs to me but it has become a beloved feature of CO for the last three years. Splinter and the boys were repeat winners. New Claire and the Beanie Eyed Babies made a good showing progressing to the second round. DJ Boom Kitty (Borky aka Skipper) provided the smooth sounds. Riz and Jenn put on a spread with potluck additions from the crumbs. Bloody Marys and Limoncello were enjoyed. Saturday night saw the Gathering of Clowns or I Want Out of the Circus. This was one freaky scene. Lions tigers and bears. Clowns of all sorts. Bearded ladies. The kids form Los Rios Rock School (where the MacDaddy Lbrary is being established) did a blistering set of 8 Cracker tunes. Watching some young talent cover Shine was seriously heartwarming. I am so glad Miss Trixie Martha encouraged this cause and brought the school and Den Mother together so we could see the kids. Brant Bjork and Low Desert Punks up next. I confess that I went inside for dinner and missed most of this band. Cracker!!! I will let others post set list but loved hearing the new tunes King of Bakersfield and Beautiful added to the mix. I am excited for new album. David Lowery was performing in clown get up (not as disturbing as sad Batman was), and the Hicker was channeling Keith Richards all night in his Rock and Roll Circus look. Cracker rocked the house - bigger crowd than Friday night. Again, the action moved inside for The Hickmen featuring Johnny. The SoCal country rock sound was lively. These guys have been playing together for so many years and it is fun to see how much chemistry they have on stage. Victor Krummenacher Band (dubbed Krummenacher's Flying Circus by Jonathan) was the close out band. Absolutely KILLED it. I know I am lucky to see them perform often in the Bay Area so may not be objective but seriously, you must get the new VK album when it is released. Porchstock with Johnny and the Hickmen and guest Phil Broste on steel pedal (amazing!) and young Nacker (Nevin Fritz) sitting in. How does Johnny keep going until 4:30 in the morning?? I am glad I made it the whole night....sitting down and listening took no effort at all. Just appreciating the crumb love and music with some of the best people on the planet. Sunrise in the desert. A long car drive home. Too tired to move but a smile on my face.
    Campout report. Warning: This is my version and could get long. Your memory may vary.

    Day One : Wednesday. We left Oakland at 5am. Truly earlier than planned (a little Pre Campout Euphoria perhaps) and jacked up on strong coffee we made to the hi desert by 12:30. Stopped for provisions and up to Hicksville Trailer Palace to meet up with other crumbs for a pre-CO relaxation hang. If you have never been to Hicksville, it is something to consider if you head up to Joshua Tree area. Vintage and theme trailers (we stayed in the Project Z zombie safe house) and a salt water pool and fun activities. We had a giant marshmallow cake to celebrate Vicki R's bday and worked on our pre-Campout tans smile (Actually it was hot - we sat in the shade and drank and ate a lot)

    Day Two: Thursday: Did the antique shops and sights of Yucca Valley (brunch and more provisions) before heading up to Pioneertown Inn. Pulled in at 2:30. It was a little sad to walk around the backside of the inn and not see Beachbum and OCW to greet us. The rest of the crew tried to make up for it and throughout the weekend, there was much crumb sharing of food and drink (and drink.....Sector 7G taught me to make his version of a moscow mule although next time I will bring mint)......

    Thursday night: FUNARO Night. how cool was it to see hundreds of crumbs sporting the Funaro t shirt? Frank gave an impromptu thank you speech that brought a grin and tear. He is very grateful for the support of the crumbs. Duo Acoustic night turned into Apothecary night with the addition of Greg Lisher and a few CVB songs. I don't do set lists but will say that I really appreciated Lisher's guitar and Johnny Hickman on the mandolin during the cvb songs. David's voice was on target. Just the perfect start to this musical weekend.
    Hung out in back of the PTI with crumbs. Talked politics with Ade after he shared his West Coast travel stories. Ade, as Americans, we apologize for the Greyhound Bus.

    Friday:
    The day is a blur. I remember seeing Wedge before his desert 5k but fighting a bug all day (not a hangover....) so limited my wanderings to PiTown. The Sound Stage is being renovated and the bowling alley is sealed up tight with paper covering the windows. Since the "For Sale" is gone from the bowling alley, I guess my 401k is safe from my "buy a bowling alley and move to the desert" fantasy.
    The Punks vs. New Wave crumbs gathered for pics and then we were all off to hear Jonathan Segal (with Victor Krummenacher and Chris Pederson) for a solid hour. Paul Chesne Band opened for Camper Van Beethoven. Nice new discovery for me.
    What can I report about CVB that crumbs don't know? They did wear Funaro shirts and Ramones headgear (David and Victor) and I feared Jonathn had shorn his locks for a mohawk. They were stellar. We danced. We smiled. A lot of newer songs were mixed with old favorites.
    Moved inside for The Dangers with Johnny Hickman. Rock solid.
    Johnny and Chris held a two hour mini porchstock after....I was too tired to make all of that night.

    Saturday:
    Can you say Whiffle Ball? This unique sport will most likely never make it to ESPN and even Gene couldn't explain the ins and outs to me but it has become a beloved feature of CO for the last three years. Splinter and the boys were repeat winners. New Claire and the Beanie Eyed Babies made a good showing progressing to the second round. DJ Boom Kitty (Borky aka Skipper) provided the smooth sounds. Riz and Jenn put on a spread with potluck additions from the crumbs. Bloody Marys and Limoncello were enjoyed.

    Saturday night saw the Gathering of Clowns or I Want Out of the Circus. This was one freaky scene. Lions tigers and bears. Clowns of all sorts. Bearded ladies. The kids form Los Rios Rock School (where the MacDaddy Lbrary is being established) did a blistering set of 8 Cracker tunes. Watching some young talent cover Shine was seriously heartwarming. I am so glad Miss Trixie Martha encouraged this cause and brought the school and Den Mother together so we could see the kids.

    Brant Bjork and Low Desert Punks up next. I confess that I went inside for dinner and missed most of this band.

    Cracker!!! I will let others post set list but loved hearing the new tunes King of Bakersfield and Beautiful added to the mix. I am excited for new album. David Lowery was performing in clown get up (not as disturbing as sad Batman was), and the Hicker was channeling Keith Richards all night in his Rock and Roll Circus look. Cracker rocked the house - bigger crowd than Friday night.

    Again, the action moved inside for The Hickmen featuring Johnny. The SoCal country rock sound was lively. These guys have been playing together for so many years and it is fun to see how much chemistry they have on stage.

    Victor Krummenacher Band (dubbed Krummenacher's Flying Circus by Jonathan) was the close out band. Absolutely KILLED it. I know I am lucky to see them perform often in the Bay Area so may not be objective but seriously, you must get the new VK album when it is released.

    Porchstock with Johnny and the Hickmen and guest Phil Broste on steel pedal (amazing!) and young Nacker (Nevin Fritz) sitting in. How does Johnny keep going until 4:30 in the morning?? I am glad I made it the whole night....sitting down and listening took no effort at all. Just appreciating the crumb love and music with some of the best people on the planet.

    Sunrise in the desert. A long car drive home. Too tired to move but a smile on my face.
  • ♪mwlof♫

    ♪mwlof♫

    Another great Campout. Great seeing everyone again, and meeting a few new crumbs as well. Look forward to many new campouts, campins, shows elsewhere, great music and great friends. Save travels to all - see ya soon. Matt
    Another great Campout. Great seeing everyone again, and meeting a few new crumbs as well. Look forward to many new campouts, campins, shows elsewhere, great music and great friends. Save travels to all - see ya soon. Matt
  • Gene

    Gene

    You've got that right, Oaklander. The three days flew by, as always. So much great music, fellowship and fun. Campout 11 is only 51 weeks away.
    You've got that right, Oaklander. The three days flew by, as always. So much great music, fellowship and fun. Campout 11 is only 51 weeks away.
  • Oaklander

    Oaklander

    Made it home after COX and many things to reflect on and report. For now I just want to share how thankful I am that there are crumbs in this world. And musicians who keep playing for us and keeping us rolling along. A great weekend of friendship, tunes and memories created in the desert. the good things will outweigh the bad for us all I hope. Crumb love where ever you may be tonight :) PS : Missed you BB and OCW!
    Made it home after COX and many things to reflect on and report. For now I just want to share how thankful I am that there are crumbs in this world. And musicians who keep playing for us and keeping us rolling along. A great weekend of friendship, tunes and memories created in the desert. the good things will outweigh the bad for us all I hope.
    Crumb love where ever you may be tonight smile

    PS : Missed you BB and OCW!
  • Trixie Martha

    Trixie Martha

    CAMPOUT X UPDATE: Los Rios Rock School has been promoted to the outdoor stage! Same time, 7:00 pm Saturday. Please be there as it will be a very, very special performance. Also, further info will be provided as to The McNeely D. ("Mac Daddy") Shingleton Family Memorial Library under way at the school. See all y'all there! XO Trixie Martha PS They have merch!
    CAMPOUT X UPDATE: Los Rios Rock School has been promoted to the outdoor stage! Same time, 7:00 pm Saturday. Please be there as it will be a very, very special performance. Also, further info will be provided as to The McNeely D. ("Mac Daddy") Shingleton Family Memorial Library under way at the school. See all y'all there! XO Trixie Martha PS They have merch!
  • cabage alien

    cabage alien arizona USA

    WOW we are leaving in the morning to meet the crumbs and Cracker for once in our life...................bring it on 12 hours from now luv luv impulse creations.
    WOW we are leaving in the morning to meet the crumbs and Cracker for once in our life...................bring it on 12 hours from now
    luv luv impulse creations.
  • Gene

    Gene

    A great start to Campout X last night. So good to see so many friends we only see here in the desert. There's something missing in room 15 of the Pioneertown Inn however. Everybody's missing Beachbum and Ellie. Great to see Frank in such good spirits last night. The outpouring of Crumb love for him was genuine and deep.
    A great start to Campout X last night. So good to see so many friends we only see here in the desert. There's something missing in room 15 of the Pioneertown Inn however. Everybody's missing Beachbum and Ellie.

    Great to see Frank in such good spirits last night. The outpouring of Crumb love for him was genuine and deep.