I have owned and maintained the www.thepunks.com website since 1998. It has been my ambition and intention, for several years now, to be lead singer of a band called The Punks. It was my dream. When I recorded my first 10 song CD a few years ago, I called it The Punks. Three of the titles of the 303 songs I have composed since 1995 are Punk Anthem, I'm A Punk and Punk Anthem II (Ideosyncrasies and Eccentricities). My first ever live gig was a free concert for the kids at Ross Elementary School in Abbotsford. They all sent me fan letters after the concert and I was truly touched. It was a wonderful experience and I always wanted to continue performing live free concerts for school kids. Events in my life intervened and it hasn't worked out that way, yet. At that time, I asked a few Abbotsford musicians to help me with the free concerts but all they were interested in was what was in it for them. When I was invited to perform at the annual New Music West festival in Vancouver a couple of years ago as The Punks, I was only a studio recording artist. I quickly assembled personnel from another band and within 3 weeks we performed on stage in Mission and Vancouver as The Punks. After that, the other members resumed their own gig. In order to stay involved with live music and to polish my act, I went on to front for a 5-man rock band I renamed Black Sky. We performed a couple of concerts but it was also short-lived because of a couple of short-sighted individuals in it. Beyond that, I am president of my own registered company called The Punks Entertainment Inc. If age catches up with me and my dream passes me by, I've thought I might like to move on to promoting young talent. That is also what I had in mind when I conceived of The Punks Zine. These days, I am once again just a solo recording artist but I still harbour the dream of assembling new personnel and returning to the stage. To that end, I have the following ad posted on my website.
"THE FOLLOWING NOTICE REFERS TO KEN'S PERPETUAL PET ROCK N' ROLL PROJECT 'THE PUNKS INC'
GIFTED, BUT NOT EGOMANIACAL, ROCK VOCALIST AND COMPOSER OF OVER 300 SONGS IS SEEKING EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED MUSICIANS FOR 'THE PUNKS INC' ROCK N' ROLL BAND. VOCAL ABILITIES A SUBSTANTIAL ASSET. GIG WILL INCLUDE STUDIO RECORDING SESSIONS, MEDIA PRESENTATIONS AND ESPECIALLY RAUCOUS LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES. INTEGRITY, DEDICATION, STABILITY, OPEN-MINDEDNESS AND AN INDISSUADEABLE DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED ARE REQUIRED. YOU MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO TRAVEL. HAVE YOUR BEST BLACK LEATHER (OR JEANS OR SHORTS AND T-SHIRT), YOUR BEST GEAR AND YOUR BADDEST BAD BOY OR BAD GIRL SOPHISTICATION READY AND SPEAK WITH:
KENNETH MONTGOMERY KEILLOR THE PUNKS INC. 604 854 1567"
If and when it ever happens, it would probably be most appropriate for my band-mates to be in their 30's or 40's but I would be willing to front for a younger band as long as they were decent-minded, dedicated, responsible and stable enough to keep their act together. I may be older than most of the peeps who frequent this forum but I'm still as young at heart and rambunctious as any of them. I'm a Punk.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2004 22:33:31 GMT -5 by Kenneth