Grandma Sadie’s Birthday – happy birthday Gram! Gram would have been 94 years old today. She passed in 2016. She was simply the best! For those not in the know or wondering – we are talking about my (Gritty) Grandma Sadie of the eponymous Gramspot, named for her living quarters which eventually became the practice space of Gritty/KLYAM adjacent projects in late 2017. Halloween is all year down at Gramspot as the space has many Gram keepsakes and memorials, including Gram face hand fans which were made for her surprise Halloween birthday celebration in 2015. An incarnation of Johnnie and the Foodmasters with Ben and myself performed a few numbers, including “Blue Velvet” and “Blueberry Hill,” which were some of Gram’s favorites.
Gram loved dancing and I was lucky enough to capture her talking about The Raymore Playmore (actually was spelled Raymor–Playmor) ballroom. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ARSEmJ3u44
2016: Creaturos (The Stooges), Electric Street Queens (“The Motorways” – Motorhead/The Runaways), Beach Toys (The Velvet Underground), “The Shaggs” – ZuZu
2014: Ursula, Beach Toys, Little Spoon, Hatsune Miku, World Cup – Lasthaus