Life And Times Of Tommy London...
I’m really looking forward to this.  Bringing it back to where The ‘Pearls first debuted.  Gonna be a blast. 

I’m really looking forward to this.  Bringing it back to where The ‘Pearls first debuted.  Gonna be a blast. 

St. Jerome’s.  Closed.  It’s so surreal.  No matter what you had going on any night of the week you either started or ended your night at the “clubhouse” and every Friday night you knew where the rebels could be found.  the corner of the bar was our place to share stories, tell bad jokes and come up with crazy ideas like when we gave NYC it’s FIRST KISS party!  The memories and stories are endless.  I raise my glass to this tiny bar that the universe drew me into so I could meet the closest friends I ever had in my life.  This bar gave birth to a pop star, a rock band, an author, a jazz artist, a writer, a DJ and a singer/songwriter.  Our common bond wasn’t sharing a drink, it was sharing our dreams as well.  The bar may be gone, but the friendships and memories will last forever.  Cheers.

St. Jerome’s.  Closed.  It’s so surreal.  No matter what you had going on any night of the week you either started or ended your night at the “clubhouse” and every Friday night you knew where the rebels could be found.  the corner of the bar was our place to share stories, tell bad jokes and come up with crazy ideas like when we gave NYC it’s FIRST KISS party!  The memories and stories are endless.  I raise my glass to this tiny bar that the universe drew me into so I could meet the closest friends I ever had in my life.  This bar gave birth to a pop star, a rock band, an author, a jazz artist, a writer, a DJ and a singer/songwriter.  Our common bond wasn’t sharing a drink, it was sharing our dreams as well.  The bar may be gone, but the friendships and memories will last forever.  Cheers.

Steve Lewis interviews myself and Dirty Pearls’ drummer, Marty E, for Black Book Magazine.  Read it all right here:
http://www.blackbookmag.com/good-night-mr-lewis-1.109/rocking-out-with-the-dirty-pearls-1.52890#.UGnrxL6qWRo.facebook

Steve Lewis interviews myself and Dirty Pearls’ drummer, Marty E, for Black Book Magazine.  Read it all right here:

http://www.blackbookmag.com/good-night-mr-lewis-1.109/rocking-out-with-the-dirty-pearls-1.52890#.UGnrxL6qWRo.facebook

Interview With “May The Rock Be With You”

I recently did an interview recently with “May The Rock Be With You”!

Check it out: http://maytherockbewithyou.com/mtrbwy/2012/06/the-dirty-pearls/

Be Like…Mike?

Everyday when I wake up, I see this plaque I won when I was in the 8th grade….and I smile.  It inspires me to always move forward with my dreams and goals in life and that nothing can stop you but yourself from achieving those goals.  Let me give some backstory…

Growing up I didn’t play school sports.  I played sports with the kids in the neighborhood, but never at school.  I went to private school, not public, so the neighborhood kids weren’t the same ones I saw in school on a daily basis.  Otherwise, I probably would have played sports in school.  But I didn’t.  Thinking back, I think that I just wasn’t confident with my playing.  Ya see in school you got the coach up your ass, pressure to win, practices and the kids being all jocks.  I was this skinny kid who preferred listening to Elvis CD’s and playing guitar over watching Michael Jordan’s jump shot highlight reel and trying to be like Mike.  I also think I was just insecure because I didn’t feel I played as well as the jock kids or even looked the part.  But then one day when this kid “Michael” made fun of me…

He was making fun of me saying that I’m not on the basketball team because I’m not good enough to play.  He was probably right to some extent..but man what an asshole..huh?  But me being who I am…I told him that I am good enough, I just choose NOT to play, I’d rather play guitar.  He didn’t buy it and just kept ragging on me more while getting the other kids involved to laugh along.  Right then I remembered that there was a regional basketball competition with all the local schools, private and public, coming up in a few weeks.  The competition was various basketball shots like 3 pointers, foul line, there was a bulls eye to hit and I believe dribbling as well.  You went up against other kids in your grade. So I challenged him in front of the whole class.  I actually stood up and made the announcement to everyone!

"Attention everyone!  Michael here thinks he’s God’s gift to sports well I’m about to prove him wrong.  I have decided to enter the regional basketball tournament and I promise I will beat everyone on this team, including Michael!"  Some kids were in wonderment like what are you nuts?  The jocks and their cheerleader girlfriends were laughing out loud and into their hands as they whispered to each other and snickered at the shaggy haired kid with the clip on tie and pants high up his ankles like he was ready for a flood was challenging the basketball star to a duel of the ages!  He accepted…I was worried.

Everyday…and I mean EVERYDAY…I skipped out of playing with my friends afterschool and I went over to the a neighbor’s basketball court and practiced every single day.  From the moment I got home from school until dusk, I was playing basketball.  I remember my brother and others asking where I had been..I didn’t tell them just said I was busy or made up some sort of lie.

All the shit talking in school was non stop between the both of us.  They used to laugh at me like it was a joke, but little did they know I  had something they didn’t…I was driven.  Finally the day arrived, the moment of truth.  There were a ton of kids there…but I wasn’t there to beat them..just Michael and the kids on my school team.  That’s all that mattered to me.  I wanted that plaque!

They gave away 1st, 2nd and 3rd place plaques.  1st and 2nd went to these two kids from another school…and 3rd place?  Well that went to me!  I didn’t see my classmates that day when I received the award..they uhh…left kind of early.  But Monday at school, I brought my plaque in and placed it loud and proud on my desk.  Of course they had every excuse in the book for losing, but I had that plaque on my desk that gave me every excuse for smiling.  The coach came into the classroom that day, he said he heard about how I did in the competition and in front of everyone he asked me if I wanted to play on the team.  I told him nah, I play guitar.

Check out my interview with thewallbreakers.com 

The Dirty Pearls return to the stage on Wednesday March 14th as part of the Rivington Rebels Rock n Roll Revue (which also features Brian Newman and Luc Carl).  Also performing: Breedlove, and Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys!  Hosted By Murray Hill!  We’re all gathering at the Highline Ballroom in NYC to celebrate the release of Luc Carl’s book, The Drunk Diet! 
Get tix: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2012/03/14/the-drunk-diet/

The Dirty Pearls return to the stage on Wednesday March 14th as part of the Rivington Rebels Rock n Roll Revue (which also features Brian Newman and Luc Carl).  Also performing: Breedlove, and Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys!  Hosted By Murray Hill!  We’re all gathering at the Highline Ballroom in NYC to celebrate the release of Luc Carl’s book, The Drunk Diet!

Get tix: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2012/03/14/the-drunk-diet/

The Dirty Pearls return to the stage on Wednesday March 14th as part of the Rivington Rebels Rock n Roll Revue (which also features Brian Newman and Luc Carl).  Also performing: Breedlove, and Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys!  Hosted By Murray Hill!  We’re all gathering at the Highline Ballroom in NYC to celebrate the release of Luc Carl’s book, The Drunk Diet! 
Get tix: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2012/03/14/the-drunk-diet/

The Dirty Pearls return to the stage on Wednesday March 14th as part of the Rivington Rebels Rock n Roll Revue (which also features Brian Newman and Luc Carl).  Also performing: Breedlove, and Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys!  Hosted By Murray Hill!  We’re all gathering at the Highline Ballroom in NYC to celebrate the release of Luc Carl’s book, The Drunk Diet!

Get tix: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2012/03/14/the-drunk-diet/