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    This is a bit late but still neat. Will try to post them as I get them from now on.

    From: "exene" <exene>
    To: <webadmin>
    Subject: Happy New Year
    Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001

    Happy New Year Everybody! Hope you all had good holidays. I had a wonderful Xmas this year and couldn’t be happier. Thanks a lot for the letters. I just love getting mail. I went to Bakersfield last weekend to see BUCK OWENS at the Crystal Palace. He was great. John Doe joined us for that and after we all went to the bar at the Padre Hotel and hung out. I like Bakersfield and want to play there with Original Sinners sometime soon.

    On that front, we have added another member, Jovian Kind, who plays rhythm and slide guitar. Now I get to run around more on stage. Jovian is a New Orleans boy but he’s been playing in St. Louis the past few years with the Honkeys and the Drunkabillys. The Sinners are all very excited because the songs are going so well with Jovian’s addition.

    We are going into the studio on February 16th to start our record for Nitro. We are all really happy to be on that label. We’ll post some pictures and things on my site from the studio for all to see.

    There’s a Nitro comp coming out January 22nd called "Punkzilla". We recorded "Birds and Bees" for that. AFI, The Damned, The Vandals, and the rest of the Nitro bands are all on it, too. No Sinners shows booked yet. But we’ll start playing again as soon as we get done recording, and we’ll be on the road, touring the States this summer. X and the Knitters are planning on doing some shows too, but I don’t have any dates yet.

    My beer book is at the printers. It’s taking forever it seems. I think it’s the best book I’ve ever done and I just want it NOW. Thank you all for being in touch! Love, Exene

    ( I think the book will be a poetry book. Go to the poetry thread for an excerpt.)

    <small>[ 02-24-2002, 02:31 AM: Message edited by: Half-Man ]</small>



    From: Jason Edge of the Original Sinners

    Hi everybody. I just wanted to get the word out about a few
    upcoming Original Sinners and X shows. I know this letter still
    goes out to the whole country, we haven’t fixed that yet, but
    these shows are mostly in Los Angeles. The Sinners are going to
    on tour soon and we’ll come play for you’all as soon as we can.
    We go into the studio in two days and as soon as we’re finished
    we’ll head out. Also the Knitters are going to play up the west
    coast (yes you, Portland and Seattle) in May and we’ll send those
    dates along as soon as we can.

    Original Sinners

    March 8th at The Troubador
    W/ Wayne Cramer (MC5)
    And The Rollins Band

    This Troubador show is a benefit for the West Memphis Three.

    March 16th SXSW Showcase at the Red Room, Austin Tx

    March 20th at The Knitting Factory


    May 4th and 5th a The Knitting Factory

    Sorry this isn’t a Valentine from Exene but we’re pretty busy
    right now. Maybe we can get her to write from the studio.

    Jason Edge
    Sent via the WebMail system at exenecervenka.com



    From: "exene " <exene>

    Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:08:48 -0600

    Hi everybody,

    We’re are back from Austin, TX. Original Sinners played on the
    16th at the Red Room and Tower Records during the day. It was fun
    and good to see friends that live there. I didn’t get to see many
    other bands at SXSW but I caught Mooney Suzuki at Emo’s and that
    was fun. The Sinners just played the Troubador in L.A. w/ Rollins
    Band and Wayne Kramer. It was a benefit for the West Memphis 3
    http://www.wm3.org. If you don’t already know, check that out please.
    That’s a horrible story. I wish those boys well but I can’t seem
    to wish them out of jail. They need all the support they can get.

    My new book “A Beer on Every Pageâ€


    Bucky Ramone

    From The John Doe Thing website :

    X @ Roseland Ballroom, Portland Aug.17th
    J.D. solo acoustic @ Satrycon (late show) Aug. 17th
    X @ Experience Museum, Seattle Aug. 18th
    J.D. solo acoustic @ The Crocodile, Seattle Aug. 19th
    J.D. " " @ Icabod’s, Spokane Aug. 21st
    J.D. " " @ ? Boise Aug. 22nd
    J.D. " " @ Zephyr Salt Lake City Aug. 23rd
    J.D. " " @ Gravity Vail, CO Aug. 24th
    X @ Ogden Theatre, Denver Aug. 25th

    Also worth mentioning: the Rhino reissues of the X albums , with extra tracks, all for a quite nice price as well…



    Thanks again Ton!!

    Here’s the latest from the mailbag:

    From: [email protected]

    Subject: Original Sinners

    Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 21:35:17 -0400

    Hi there everybody,

    Thank you all for joining my list and ordering from my site. The list
    keeps growing and growing. There haven’t been a lot of changes to my
    site but I’ve added a new store that accepts credit cards finally. So
    busy lately, lets see.

    The Knitters had a great time on the road. We
    played L.A., San
    Francisco, Portland, Seattle and San Diego. It was nice to get back
    together with the other Knitters and we were as corny as ever. Throw
    Rag opened most of the shows and they were fun. We did have a glitch
    here and there. Our van was broken into in Portland and we lost some
    things but thanks to friends there our merchandise was found and
    returned. Thank you, thank you. It didn’t phase us much though. We had a
    great time in Portland that night.

    My new band Original Sinners, are gearing up for our tour this summer.
    Our record comes out June 25th and we’re very excited. Nitro Records
    has been so supportive and good to the band. They’ve released another
    MP3, "Bringin Me Down" from the record on their website. So there are
    two songs now to listen to. You can download them at

    X and Original Sinners will both be playing all three Hootenanny’s this
    year. We’ve done shows together before but not for a while. I just love
    Hootenanny. My favorite year was with X and we got to play with Buck
    Owens and the Cramps.

    Something weird: X is getting a cement square in
    front of Guitar Center
    on Sunset. The Hollywood Rock Walk, I think it’s called. That’ll be on
    June 25th. I don’t know if I get to step in the cement with tiny
    stiletto heels or not, I think we just sign our names.

    I’m doing a reading
    this Saturday in Venice at Beyond Baroque. Keith
    Morris and Iris Berry will also be reading.


    Original Sinners
    June 25th Record Release In Store Ameoba Music L.A.
    July 5th Hootenanny San Francisco
    July 6th Hootenanny Orange County
    July 7th Hootenanny San Diego

    June 25th Rock Walk on Sunset and Gardner L.A.
    July 5th Hootenanny San Francisco
    July 6th Hootenanny Orange County
    July 7th Hootenanny San Diego

    June 8th Reading with Keith Morris and Iris Berry at Beyond Baroque,

    Thank you for joining our mailing list and writing and ordering books
    and postcards and all. I do really appreciate it.

    Yours truly,

    I did get her new book "a Beer on Every Page".
    I like it a lot. There is a whole lot of the same art damage from X and also some great poetry inside. If you order any of her items, she signs them personally before sending them out. This there might be a time drag, but it is worth it.


    Bucky Ramone
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