The Frogtown Serenaders debuted last night at the Mint in Hollywood

Os and Greg

and they were fantastic.

Mr. Hepburn and I had front row seats in part because Mr. Oswald J. Tyler had not sang in front of a live audience since Heather’s wedding

and it’s always great to hear Greg play any sort of guitar, even the acoustical.

this band is a super group of sorts which only is happening because Greg has parted ways with Vaude and the Villians, which was and is a great group, but as a fan, when theres 20 people on stage its hard to hear the rhythm guitarist.

so i was very grateful to see this new combo which contains the trumpet (or is it a coronet) and banjo dual attack of soloists.

this picture also doesnt show off their 24-year-old singer lady whose name escapes me but she was as talented as she is beautiful

even her parents were in the audience last night — awwwww – because they heard about Os


they play again in a couple of weeks at a Cubs bar in DTLA so i will have better video and pictures from that gig.

last night i just wanted to get wasted because of sads from politics.


today’s os’s birthday, he’s 24


born to long time kentuckians on the allegheny river on a river boat in a flood,

os is building a recording studio on the banks of his shallow end

and even though this isnt what i said to him when i saw how beautifully it was coming along

this is what i would like

i would like all of our friends to record all of their songs in the studio

and call it the sugarfoot sessions.

what i said was

how much do those little water sprinklers cost

hanging from the ceiling in case something catches fire

the answer was

woooo boy.

id also like the friends to record the songs of other bands

the bands that cant be with us, but who should be re recorded

because no one else is gonna do it

and it would be a shame to let those great tunes

just fade away.

when i didnt tell him all of that, his oldest child was playing soccer

in his baseball uniform.

technically it was his all star uniform for he was about to play in an all star game.

i said, you know what people remember the most from their all star games?

he said what. the boy’s 10 years old. by the way. where does time go?

i said fights.

fight em all.

the inside of that plate is yours.

lean in and if they plunk you, charge the mound.

not sure if os agreed but he didnt disagree.