Tag Archives: Gibby Haynes

Me and Mr. Cigar, a Fictional Novel by Gibby Haynes

I became intrigued when I heard that an old acquaintance of mine, Gibby Haynes, had written his first novel. Afterall, I witnessed the beginnings of Gibby’s publishing career with his self-made ‘zine entitled Strange VD which he produced on the photocopy machine at the office where we both once worked. Following this unusual ode to […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: The Pretenders @ Austin Opera House / Austin, TX / September 15, 1981

In 1979, I became a fan of Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders when I first heard their delightful debut single. Their cover of a lesser-known 1964 Kinks album cut “Stop Your Sobbing” was a pure pop gem produced by Nick Lowe. Back in those days, I would buy songs like this on British import singles […]