The celebrated author, poet, singer, and L.A. cultural historian is the co-founding publisher and editor at Punk Hostage Press and a true Hollywood Punk Rock luminary. A founding member of the all-star Ringling Sisters collective, she also collaborated and performed with the Dickies, the Flesh Eaters, the Lame Flames, and Pink Sabbath. During her time bartending at the famed Cathay de Grande and David Lee Roth’s Zero Zero after-hours club while living in the notorious Disgraceland apartment with Pleasant Gehman and Belinda Carlisle, Iris saw just about every sort of debauchery under the sun. The Troubled Men are transfixed.
Topics include neighbors, a barn burner, Paul Newman, “The Long Hot Summer,” Kirstie Alley RIP, the Stalker Files, a Macron visit, a retiring police chief, an STD comeback, Al Capone, a t-shirt redesign, Beyond Baroque, Pacoima, a chop shop childhood, Van Halen as a house band, a Valley girl, the LA De Da column, the Whisky a Go Go, a punk boyfriend, the Slab Lab, “The Daughter of Bastards,” a Carrie Snodgress favor, Carlo Nuccio, Raji’s, Dave Alvin, orphanage benefit shows, poetry chapbooks, Dave Catching, Gary Eaton, Lou Adler, getting signed, spoken word records, “Two Blocks East of Vine,” the artistic journey, Top Jimmy, the Mentors, El Duce stories, a bender, the US Festival, new book releases, Black Flag at Southport, the Circle Jerks at Tipitina’s, Stories Bookstore, John Doe, persistence, and much more.
Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman
Break Music: "60 Watt Reality" by the Ringling Sisters
Outro Music: "56 Reasons" by the Ringling Sisters
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