Third Billy Hinsche Chat Transcript
[The following chat took place
on Sunday afternoon, 30 September 2007 in the chatroom at
Hello everyone / thanks for
being here and thanks to Susan for hosting
Apologies in advance for typos
Emdeeh Profile 13:58:21
will try to keep up and type
Andrew Profile 13:58:25
are they based in Miami?
Margo email@example.com 13:58:28
yes, the marlins are in florida
Susan Profile 13:58:53
Very real, Andrew. If the Mets
lose and the Phillies win, AND the Padres win [which would give them
the wild card], the Mets are out. As i said...too awful to contemplate.
We're all on suicide watch.
Hiya Emdeeh - how are ya?
Margo firstname.lastname@example.org 13:59:04
Andrew Profile 13:59:48
Hi Billy- tell us more about the
Dennis project. I think we're very excited, hoping he will get more
Susan Profile 14:00:06
For those who didn't see it
before, check out these links for some artwork for a project Billy is
He will get recognition with
this film - a loving look at how he impacted people's lives in a
Emdeeh Profile 14:01:14
We've just put the new project
up on Billy's website as well. Check back for details at
It is documentary style with 33
Susan Profile 14:01:32
I know it inlcudes interviews
with people who knew him Billy...who are some of those people, and what
span of time do the interviews cover?
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combined, of course
2004 - 2007 a 3 year project due
to the logisitics of getting interviews wherever and whenever I could
Emdeeh Profile 14:02:26
the artwork, you mean!
90 minutes approx. in length
Emdeeh Profile 14:03:21
Who did you interview for the
I have been editing it myself
for the last month and a half, almost on a daily basis (3 - 5 hours a
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Some include: Annie, Marilyn,
Carnie, Wendy, Justyn, Barbara Wilson
Andrew Profile 14:04:27
when do you hope to get it out?
Margo email@example.com 14:05:02
i love your new CD Live at the
Cannery. i like that you talk between each song.
Jon Parks talks about high
school years as he was DW's best friend, though most people don't know
about him at all
dsl Profile 14:05:24
hello, Billy! I love the idea of
a Dennis documentary!
Finishing up Artwork and will
take final to lab this week
Margo firstname.lastname@example.org 14:05:51
Emdeeh Profile 14:06:09
Will we be seeing some new
footage of Dennis?
DW Forever whould be ready for
release sometime next week
should be ready
Margo email@example.com 14:06:37
There are 10 chapters dealing
with different aspects of his incredible life
GREAT stories from close friends
like Dean Torrence, Ron Swallow, etc.
dsl Profile 14:07:34
some hysterical, some touching,
Susan Profile 14:08:00
Will you be releasing it
Andrew Profile 14:08:25
how will one be able to view the
I have worked so hard on this
project I can't even describe .....
I *might* put clips up on
I have to figure out how to do
it or get help from a techno person
dsl Profile 14:09:45
were you able to use any of his
music in the film?
Emdeeh Profile 14:10:00
too complicated and expensive to
license and photos, film, or music of DW's or the Bbs
all photos, footage of DW and
music is mine
Susan Profile 14:10:40
If you can make a file for your
computer [which would be where i would need help!] then it's a simple
thing to upload to MySpace, i think...
Andrew Profile 14:10:43
We can certainly publicise it on
the Cabin website
Emdeeh Profile 14:11:22
BBFC will publicize it too.
here are some chapter titles:
* Surfing * Racing * Stories
Susan Profile 14:11:56
Aw heck...i'll even publicize it
on Shut Down!
Susan Profile 14:12:21
Fishing??? I know DW loved to
Emdeeh Profile 14:12:31
You think, Suze!? :-)
Film covers DW as a person,
drummer, writer, friend, etc.
no fishing stories, sorry
Andrew Profile 14:13:17
It's amazing what he did in 39
years - that's my age at the moment so quite meaningful to me
Emdeeh Profile 14:13:35
Will any of your stories be in
the film, BH?
It willl be available from my
website and I *might* affiliate with FilmBaby (division of CDBaby)
My presence is felt within the
film but I am not interviewed, no
dsl Profile 14:15:02
i didn't know he fished in the
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Emdeeh Profile 14:15:41
How about other friends and
other interviews include: Desi
Arnaz, Jr., the Honeys, and many more
Susan Profile 14:16:17
Are any of his kids interviewed,
Emdeeh Profile 14:16:33
Sounds great -- I can't wait to
see DW Forever!
I wanted people to hear what
other drummers thought of DW, so I have Ricky fataar, Tris Imboden
(Chicago), Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia) and Desi
jukka Profile 14:17:04
39 and three quarters, andrew!;)
Mikey and Carl wanted to be
interviewed, but time and circumstance prevented
dsl Profile 14:17:38
as I say, I got interviews
wherever and whenever I could - sort of guerilla filmmaking !
in some cases / other times,
Billy, what made you decide to
do this documentary in 2004?
Emdeeh Profile 14:18:58
Maybe Mikey and Carl would be
willing to share testimonials.
dsl Profile 14:19:14
i guess it was whatever worked
and what was available at the time?
Another person who has NEVER sat
for an interview but agreed for me: Geoffrey Cushing-Murray who
co-wrote with DW and CW
Susan Profile 14:19:30
That's too bad.
Meanwhile, tell us about playing
with Tripsitter! I think we'll be seeing Jeff in just a second...
dsl Profile 14:19:49
it's great that his sons wanted
to get in on it
Mike Love and John Cowsill
interviewed just prior to BB show @Mandalay in Vegas - as an example
jukka Profile 14:20:43
so, did denny really play on
those four speeds records or not?
John Stamos interviewed at home
during a party
Emdeeh Profile 14:21:32
Jeff Foskett interviewed at same
party (last year)
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Kowalski - but of course !!! Did
his interview at a Sports Book @Wynn in Vegas !
see what I mean ?
Emdeeh Profile 14:22:17
Hi Jeff C / my good buddy
Jeff C 14:22:47
Hi all..Jeff Celentano here. I
finally made it. Sorry for being fasionably late...Thanks for the help
I screened movie at home for
Jeff C the ther night / don't give everything away, Jeff !
Emdeeh Profile 14:22:59
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Tripsitter backed me up on :Live
at the Cannery" CD - they are great !
Emdeeh Profile 14:23:41
Emdeeh Profile 14:24:14
Tripsitter and Billy are a
Susan Profile 14:24:42
You're welcome, Jeff...Andrew
did the work, tho - i just relayed the messsage!
CD has muchh DD&B material
never before performed + "Sailor"
Andrew Profile 14:24:58
One song that I've wanted to
know more about is the song you wrote with Brian Wilson- Lady
Love...can you tell us something about it?
I tell the story on the CD - you
should get it !
Susan Profile 14:25:28
And they SOUND great on the CD,
too! Can that be gotten from your MySpace page, too?
Jeff C 14:25:50
I must say, I had the honor f
seeing a rough cut of the film the other night. As a fan, I thought it
was very interesteing. There's not alot of stuff out there about
Dennis. It was cool to hear some stories by people who were there.
info only and song samples on
Susan Profile 14:26:37
Brian offered "Lady Love" to
DD&B and I helped finish writing a bit of it (short version )
ordering info is on blog /
Susan Profile 14:27:28
It seems that you're revisiting
the DD&B days a lot lately - a very good thing! What spurred that?
Margo firstname.lastname@example.org 14:27:42
i liked "i'm a fool" on the cd.
you and desi sounded like a couple of werewolves howling singing
"foooooooool." lol. It was great!
Andrew Profile 14:28:05
Thanks -I really like that song
Emdeeh Profile 14:28:07
*Live at the Cannery* ordering
info is also on Billy's homesite: www.billyhinsche.com
Jeff C 14:28:21
The Cannery show was alot of fun
to do. Hey Billy, we gotta do that more often!.
I was offered my own show
@Cannery and thought it should reflect my early years, plus it was a
60's Summer Show
Emdeeh Profile 14:29:00
It sounds like everyone onstage
was having a lot of fun on the Cannery CD.
Jeff C 14:29:11
Wiat a sec...doesn't Billy have
little gig planned in Nov??? Can ya' tell us a little about that?
I also did Jack Rieley
collaboration, "Music is Freedom" - my first and only singe. Had never
performed it live
NOV 4 I am doing a "Celebrity
Sindayy" night at local venue called the BOOTLEGGER her in Vegas
dsl Profile 14:30:30
guess I'm gonna have to get the
CD, sounds really good
Jeff C 14:30:35
Music is Freedom was my favorite
song to do on stage. The original recording is awesome.
Jeff C 14:31:26
It was cool to have Billy show
us what the background lyrics were as they are a little hard to
decipher on the record.
I will solo on baby grand piano
and have been asked to tell lots of stories surrounding circumstances -
much like my "Bay of Plenty" live CD
Jeff C and the guys will join me
for some BB songs with full harmonies
Thx Jeff C
Susan Profile 14:32:14
I enjoy the way your warmth
comes through on the CDs, Billy - all the ones you've done. There's
something very intimate and welcoming about them, as i have mentioned
to you before. Having Tripsitter backing you up is like icing on the
I'll do a few songs on my CW RIC
Jeff C 14:33:01
Full harmonies?!?!?...If we do
wouldn't it be nice, we'll hve to double everything!!!
I can double evrything but your
Jeff C 14:35:00
Susan Profile 14:35:06
I know you have a couple more
projects in the works...you told us when we spoke to you from the
convention in August about your journaling during the Brian tour this
summer. Are you still spending time with that?
Margo email@example.com 14:35:06
i didn't mean you sounded like
werewolves. i meant just with that one word "fooooool." lol. it was
Susan Profile 14:35:18
re: DW Forever - I have also
incorporated my earlier film on DW "One in a Million" into the body of
nothing doubled = nothing anyway
I understand, Margo - though I
am a huge Warren Zevon fan
dsl Profile 14:36:47
when did you do the earlier film?
Jeff C 14:36:48
I should add that the quality
for the "one In A Million" is much improved over the version on "The
Road Well Travelled"
I was quoted in his book just
out - "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" (a song title too)
Margo firstname.lastname@example.org 14:37:07
whew. thanks. lol. i have a
warren zevon record. you sound something like him.
Emdeeh Profile 14:37:07
Billy, how about you and Carl
recording with Warren Zevon? What's the story behind that?
"OIAM" originally fimed during
BB summer tour of the Midwest - 1974
Jeff C 14:38:11
Some great Dennis footage on
Thx, Margo - "Let it Rain" on my
"Mixed Messages" CD is a direct attempt to mimic him
Jackson Browne called CW and
asked him to do a session. He also asked for Al Jardine who was
Jeff C 14:39:20
Billy and Carl recorded with
Zevon? man, you still have a lotta stories I need to hear..
CW suggested me and Jackson said
that story is in the Zevon book
Emdeeh Profile 14:39:47
"Desperados Under the Eaves"?
Emdeeh Profile 14:40:07
the song, not the book
"Desperados Under the Eaves" -
Jackson considers it one of Warren's best. he was WZ's Producer
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Jeff C 14:40:55
Ya' know, I've never heard that
CW and I had no idea it was a
session for WZ !
we had no idea who he was at the
time.....neither did anyone else
Jeff C 14:41:47
So Billy, ever thought of doing
a live video webcast?
What was the "One in a Million"
film? A documentary?
Jeff C - much more will be
Emdeeh Profile 14:42:38
"neither did anyone else"
"OIAM" was dedicated to DW and
screend for the 1st time at a DW function in Santa Monica at Chez Jay
Susan Profile 14:43:04
I think David Marks knew who he
was - he and Warren hooked up pretty early.
Jeff C 14:43:15
Didn't Cinevegas show OIAM as
footage was "extracted" from the
overall "1974" black and white film project (whic I will release
Was it a concert?
Yes, included in Vegas Film
Susan Profile 14:43:57
I was there that day, and the
film stole the show. It's a very moving piece.
not a concert, but an entire
tour that included a little concert footage
Emdeeh Profile 14:44:28
I second Susan!
Jeff C 14:44:54
One In A Million is a song you
wrote for Dennis...Quite a nice tune..
David M and Warren were
Thx re: "OIAM"
Andrew Profile 14:46:07
yes, also like that song (OIAM)
I would like to do a live video
webcast sometime, Jeff C
Jeff C has the technology to do
it, right ?
dsl Profile 14:48:16
where could I get OIAM?
Susan Profile 14:48:24
Billy, i don't know the first
thing about a video webcast...i don't think i'd be able to help you
with that one! :-(
Susan Profile 14:48:57
Ah - excellent. Got on it, Jeff!
Jeff C 14:49:00
Well..funny you should
mention..Yes inn fact we do have the tchnology...
Emdeeh Profile 14:50:04
Billy, do you have any
on-the-road stories from touring with Brian or Al that you'd be willing
"OIAM" is now incorporated in to
the new DWF DVD !
Jeff C 14:50:41
We cold do a live chat and
webcast via my own online televsion
dsl Profile 14:50:59
Brian always went right to his
piano when we arrived at a venue - the man LOVES his music
Jeff C 14:51:27
Yeah Billy..We want some stories
from the Brian tour...You haven't even told me alot..
you guys should check out Jeff's
video broadcasting system - it's very cool
Jeff C 14:52:17
Does a guy like Brian get a
piano in his hotel room if he wants one?
He loves to walk on a daily
basis, singing a new song every day !
no piano in his room / but he
could get whatever he wanted brought
Jeff C 14:53:32
What was the coolest thing you
heard Brian sing on one of those walks?
he doesn't join us in watching
movies on his bus, but prefers to retire to his quarters in the back
Andrew Profile 14:54:25
I heard a podcast interview
where Brian spoke about his walks in the morning in London
he asked me to sing with him on
"Black & White" by 3 Dog Night
there were so many songs sung
along the way ...
Jeff C 14:55:15
What movies did you watch on the
"Black Hawk Down" was one
Susan Profile 14:56:12
Interesting that he should come
up with that one - did you both remember all the lyrics? I can just
hear the two of you building that song as you march along...!
if you can believe - Foskett
chose "Arthur" - actually still very entertaining and funny
he also chose "An Officer &
Jeff C 14:57:38
There's obviously no question
about how musically together Brian still is..Could you describe sme of
the rehearsal process? What was it like being in Brian music command
almost time to say goodbye - any
other questions ?
Emdeeh Profile 14:58:24
Did you have a favorite
venue/audience on the tour?
Brian is THE MAN during
dsl Profile 14:58:44
that was a qquick hour!
especially when it came time to
learn the new songs for "Lucky Old Sun" (though I didn't perform them I
Emdeeh Profile 14:59:18
And how about singing lead on
"Sail On Sailor"? That must have been a thrill!
fave venue: State Opera House /
Vienna, Austria where Mozart played too
Susan Profile 14:59:34
Thanks for spending some time
with us today, Billy. Let us know when the Dennis DVD is ready for
order and we'll post it around and, i'm sure, order it!
fave audience: Scotland, without
Susan Profile 15:00:29
I will edit the transcript of
the chat and get it posted within the week, i hope; i'll post that
around, too, once i'm done.
Couldn't believe when BWasked me
to sing it instead of him - I was the only band member to get a solo -
and he intro'd me as "a family member" which always made me feel so good
dsl Profile 15:01:26
yeah, I've gotta get that DVD.
Hopefully Brian decides to tour the States with Lucky Old Sun and we'll
get to see you in Boston!
Susan Profile 15:01:33
That's very cool, Billy - he
clearly holds you in high regard!
Emdeeh Profile 15:01:54
After all, you ARE a family
It was like being in the studio
with Brain of old, and I felt like the Wrecking Crew must have felt,
getting direct orders (commands) instructions from the Master
I love Brian dearly and he told
me he loved me more than once along the way - how cool is that ?
Emdeeh Profile 15:03:12
Tres cool, indeed!
DVD info willl be up on my site
and on my myspace very soon
Susan Profile 15:03:51
It's really nice, Billy. Must've
made you feel great.
Margo email@example.com 15:04:05
i loved you since i was 14. lol.
dsl Profile 15:04:08
Susan Profile 15:04:21
Great - we'll be looking for it.
but for now - goodbye and
thanks, merci, auf vieder sehen, salamat, gracias, tak, tchuss.....
Andrew Profile 15:05:09
Susan Profile 15:05:25
Ciao, Billy - thanks!
Emdeeh Profile 15:05:32
Muchas gracias, Billy and Susan!
Till we meet again ......
Emdeeh Profile 15:05:59
Margo firstname.lastname@example.org 15:06:06
when is the next chat?
Andrew Profile 15:06:32
Susan Profile 15:06:51
Maybe once the DVD is out and
folks have had a chance to order and view we can do another one...what
do you think, Billy?
Andrew Profile 15:06:53
I try to schedule chats each
month..will keep you informed
Susan Profile 15:07:28
Yes, you're all quite welcome.
It's our pleasure to facilitate things like this...we live to serve
Margo email@example.com 15:08:06
ok. thanks andrew.
Margo firstname.lastname@example.org 15:08:21
the score is 8-1 now susan.
Susan Profile 15:08:49
Okay...i've gotta run, because
i'm due at a family event. Nice to see you all - thank you so much for
coming to chat! We'll see you on the boards, or around!
Emdeeh Profile 15:09:19
Bye Susan, thanks again!
Susan Profile 15:09:23
That's for you, Margo...
Margo email@example.com 15:09:24
ok. bye. hugs to y'all.
dsl Profile 15:09:31
Susan Profile 15:09:39
You're welcome, Emdeeh - talk to
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