August 02, 2006

Nous Sommes Tous Peninsulans


This picture arrived with the following note:

As a graduate of Hillsdale High School (Hillsdale Knights) in San Mateo, class of '83, and as one of the few punk rockers, I can honestly tell you that you nailed every detail of being the odd man out in a public suburban high school. Me and my friends formed our first band in 1980 (the Dangling Genitals) before any of us played an instrument. We simply assigned who would play what. I was the last to pick and was elected to be on guitar. A few months later we were making noise in the garage and changed our name to Wig Torture. We played at lunch in the "great court" of Hillsdale in 1983 and the reaction from the normal people was as described in King Dork. Our lunchtime gig a year later at San Mateo High wasn't any better.

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 2, 2006 06:21 PM | TrackBack

Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice.

Posted by: rebekah at August 3, 2006 01:20 AM

God bless Michigan!

Posted by: llivermore at August 3, 2006 04:03 AM

You guys are really putting the "insular" in peninsular.

Posted by: Wesley at August 3, 2006 10:40 PM

You're the only one I see living on an island, Wesley.

Posted by: llivermore at August 5, 2006 06:24 AM

is that jb?

Posted by: kenny kaos at August 5, 2006 09:18 PM

Larry, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less.

Posted by: Wesley at August 7, 2006 05:36 PM

Who are you calling a clod, buster?

Posted by: llivermore at August 8, 2006 03:49 PM

Alright already, I'll quit talkin' clod.

Posted by: Wesley at August 9, 2006 06:28 PM

wow i remember wig torture! wasn't sven geddes in that band? he got nailed putting up wig torture flyers at aragon high - i saw the whole thing!

Posted by: egiap at August 11, 2006 11:40 PM

ThaT band really took off when Walt started drumming for them.Wow see how a drummer makes a difference.

Posted by: San Mateo Glissin at September 17, 2006 12:36 AM