inspirational verse; "When the country is one big shopping mall / And some slimy foreign
cartel runs it all / And every song that you hear on the radio has the same sound /
I'm gonna be around" - Scott Kempner, 1988
ps. I saw The Del-Lords one time in 1985 or so at a venue very much like the one in this video - a 1300-capacity club in Columbus, Ohio, called The Newport Music Hall (previously the Columbus Agora, ahhh good times). Towards the end of the set I said to the girl I was with, "Watch me make the lead singer crack up." I got a Sharpie and a big piece of cardboard from the sound guy and wrote "D.F.F.D." on it. (Scott Kempner was a founding member of N.Y.C's The Dictators, whose motto was "Dictators Forever, Forever Dictators.") I pulled myself part-way up on the stage and tossed the cardboard right in front of Kempner's microphone stand. He glanced down, started laughing and gave me a big thumbs up. Del-Lords Forever, Forever Del-Lords.
© 2013 Ricki C.