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    Sir Richard Bishop + Sir Robert Millis at the Whistle Stop

    Sir Robert Millis performs at the Whistle Stop in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015.
    Sir Robert Millis performs at the Whistle Stop in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015.

    San Diego, California
    April 25, 2015

    Sir Richard Bishop is a seller of rare books and guitar player who is best known as a member of the Sun City Girls, a one-of-a-kind band that was busy churning out Top 10 hits (at least in a few peoples’ households) from 1981-2007. Sir Robert Millis is a writer, videographer and musician who is part of an experimental outfit called the Climax Golden Twins. (According to the invisible friend inside my mind, their name is a tribute to the Climax Blues Band, Golden Earring and the Thompson Twins.) Both Rick and Rob are also world travelers who have contributed to the Sublime Frequencies label of raw international music.

    Sir Richard Bishop's guitar at the Whistle Stop in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015.
    Sir Richard Bishop’s guitar at the Whistle Stop in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015.

    This gig at the Whistle Stop was a weird early show. It started at, like, 5:00 pm or something. Before showtime, I said hello to Robert, who I had met three years before in Delhi, India. He introduced me to Richard, who was super friendly and talked to me for a few minutes. I was happy I got to ask him a few questions about the SCG that I had never seen covered in interviews before. Then, in front of 30 or 40 people, Rob and Rick both took their turns on stage to shred on their guitars, which, as always, was a great thing to hear. Afterward at the merch table, I bought a couple of Rob’s albums, but nothing from Rick, because I already had all of his. I was supposed to meet up with Rick and Rob at a record store, but I couldn’t find it. That made me feel like the big dummy that Captain Beefheart loved.

    Sir Richard Bishop performs at the Whistle Stop in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015.
    Sir Richard Bishop performs at the Whistle Stop in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015.

    Words and photos ©2015 by Arcane Candy.

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