Throwback Thursday: The time rock ‘n’ roll legend Mike Watt commented on this blog

Well here’s what I get for never reading the comments (it’s like the #2 rule of blogging) — rock ‘n’ roll legend Mike Watt commented on a post of mine back in 2013 and I didn’t know about it til this week.

On the occasion of Thee Oh Sees’ 3-night residency at the Chapel this week (which concludes tonight), I was looking through some old coverage and came upon “Here’s an algorithm up your asshole,” our report from the time they opened for Iggy and the Stooges at a tech conference in a park in San Jose.

(Went back through the photo archives and found this shot, by our own Jess Kelso, of Watt making the low flow, back there behind Iggy.)

Here’s what Watt had to say:

mike watt says:


petey on bass for the oh sees was truly a righteous man but taking nothing from the man w/a beat in his hand for the stooges. glad to work the at a park where besides all the silicone whatever this article already talks about but where a nightmare like the last cali lynching ever was…

on bass, watt

Know your history, people!

To wit:

5 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: The time rock ‘n’ roll legend Mike Watt commented on this blog”

  1. Neo Displacer says:

    How old am I? I’ll tell you how old. The Minutemen are to me what the Oh Sees are to you. To some folks that is pretty fucking old.

  2. Eric P says:

    Mike Watt played at Noe Valley Ministry about 15 years ago with Jim Campilongo and Rickie Lee Jones. Before Campilongo left for NY in 2002, Ten Gallon Cats were a great local band.

  3. Pacific Standard Simon says:

    The guy plays bass like a genius, but he writes English prose like a village idiot. I guess I’m just jealous.

  4. damn this is a good song!

  5. Oyster Boy says:

    Of the photo, I saw Iggy on his 60th birthday at the Warfield. His body looked better from a distance! But hey, if I’m that on it at 60, I’ll be lucky.