Thursday, March 28, 2013

Clay


            Clay Heximer has been a huge part of the Las Vegas underground having served time as drummer for the Heroines, Civic Minded Five, The Impotents, the Mapes, and I’m sure several more great bands I might have missed along the way.  He’s a complete smart ass full of whimsy as well as other things from time to time.  Or maybe I should say he full of whiskey?

            He’s responsible for the cassette compilation I posted here a few years ago which unearthed some incredible Vegas based music which could have been lost forever without his efforts.  I haven’t seen the man in forever but I’ve always liked and respected him. 

            In case you are unaware Clay was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Sadly this kind of thing seems to be happening more and more as me and most people I know become older.  A fund has been set up to help him with his medical bills.  If you can please take the time to help a guy who’s been there for many other people.  Go here to help.


            I’m also including with this post a video that was made available by Rockin’ Chris Crud.  I think Clay had a hand in digitizing this video which doesn’t surprise me.  The video features Boba Fett Youth’s and Leap Frog Society’s first show which happened at the Rainbow Caves in May of 1994 I think?  Also included is a rockin set by Boba Fett Youth inside the Rainbow Caves as well as a set by an early incarnation of the Heroines when they had their first singer.  The video is fucking amazing in some parts and incredibly blurry is other parts but the audio is pretty fucking good.  Eat a cookie bitch.