All is groovy

Boy do I love the Flamin’ Groovies.  I remember buying my copies of Flamingo and Teenage Head in the East Village at Freebeing, of Grease and More Grease at Discophile on 8th Street, of sitting in my cashier’s booth at the parking lot on Roosevelt Island the summer of 1976, listening to WNEW waiting to hear “Shake Some Action.”  On this day 10 years ago, we’re completing a three-night run at the Fillmore in San Francisco with Antietam.  Our last time in town, the year before,  Cyril Jordan had joined us for three songs, and we jump at the chance for a return engagement.  This time we do “I Can’t Hide” and “19th Nervous Breakdown” and of course “Shake Some Action.”