Category «Musician»

My new Roland TD-4KP V-Drums!

I was seriously thinking about getting the new TD-1KV, but the TD-4KP has a much better sound module. It also folds up into a 12″ x 20″ package, so it’s very portable. I miss my TD-12S, but it’s back in Cali and I didn’t want to ship it here–not that I really have the space. It’s …

My new baby: a custom Carvin guitar!

I remember lusting after Carvin guitars in their catalog decades ago. Well, I visited their San Diego showroom in November with by brother and decided it was time. I had a particular look I was going for based on a similar looking Les Paul I saw online, but I wanted a double-cutaway similar to the …

Spiny Norman’s Mind Games News

From time to time, I like to search the web for any activity on my old band Mind Games. We released one 45 record and it has gone on to be quite the collector’s item. One of the links below says a copy was recently sold for $1,100! I’ve got links to some of our …

Over-the-top punk ragers…

Wow, I didn’t know my band was “over-the-top punk ragers”…hmmm spastic punk mess and sloppy maybe. HAHA! 14. Mind Games, “Sorry About That Chief!” (1981)  One of the most over-the-top punk ragers, culled from the Staring Down the Barrel compilation and originally issued in an edition of only 100 copies, Mind Games are a spastic …

My old band Mind Games: more famous than ever

Check out this review of my old band Mind Games’ single. Incredibly, someone actually put one of our tunes on a compilation disc called “Staring Down the Barrel”–w/o our permission; not that I mind. C’mon! Someone thought enough of our stuff to RE-RELEASE it on a friggin record!� We are popping up all over the …