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April 26, 2024 04:39AM
Had gone to Ft. Worth to see my favorite band, the Peppermint Creeps, who were on tour from Los Angeles.. I hung out with the band all night, drummer and founding member,Traci Michaelz, in particular.. said goodnight at 2am, walked into th3 parking lot, stopped dead in my tracks.. I had some sort or premonition that something was wrong.. imhad a 3 hour drive home ahead of me, so talked myself out of going back into the venue and drove home and went to sleep..

Around 9am I got an email that ,they had just found Traci Michaelz dead in this hotel room in Ft Worth.. ,like 5 hours after I said goodbye to him.. I was totally crushed.. such a good guy and totally my kind of performer..

So, I had a show coming up and decided to do the Traci Michaelz, Peppermint Creeps look as a tribute to them... I had so much fun doing it that I just kept doing it, but made my own look.. I've performed that way ever since.. I also had rubber bracelets made that say Traci Michaelz Rock in Peace on them.. I have worn mine since 2008, only taking off for surgeries.. it's pretty worn down, but still cool.. you can see it in this photo, and all my stage photos from.. its the green bracelet one on my left wrist.. it started out black with lime green etched text, but all the black has worn off so that the entire bracelet is now green..

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  SST...Can you list some pics of your band from your Heyday 80s or early 90s

ferragamo7982April 25, 2024 03:00PM

  Yeah, might hafta wait until tomorrow..

sstrams31April 25, 2024 04:14PM

  SST......The young days!! Attachments

Ramgator37April 25, 2024 04:40PM

  Here's a few.. Attachments

sstrams49April 26, 2024 02:34AM

  Where do you find those clothes?

ScRAM33April 27, 2024 05:56PM

  Back then I had.. Attachments

sstrams45April 27, 2024 06:33PM

  Those are cool!

ScRAM30April 29, 2024 05:45PM

  You nailed it!

sstrams30April 29, 2024 06:31PM

  Couple more.. Attachments

sstrams39April 26, 2024 02:42AM

  Re: Couple more..

IowaRam25April 26, 2024 02:53AM

  2008.. Attachments

sstrams32April 26, 2024 04:39AM

  Thats a cool / sad story

IowaRam24April 26, 2024 01:43PM

  It really is..

sstrams25April 26, 2024 03:04PM

  I remember you telling us about this when it happened years ago

LesBaker29May 01, 2024 11:15AM

  Yeah, I remember the story as well...

JamesJM27May 01, 2024 02:12PM

  That's why I like you, Jimmy..

sstrams18May 02, 2024 04:49AM

  Hey! Tough crowd! Attachments

Ramgator20May 10, 2024 03:28PM

  Thanks Les..

sstrams15May 02, 2024 04:49AM

  I can dig out more, if you want..

sstrams23April 26, 2024 02:44AM

  We want more!!! we want more!!! we want more!!!

LesBaker23May 02, 2024 10:07AM

  plus 1

ferragamo7921May 03, 2024 06:42PM

  Ok, might need a little time to dig the out..

sstrams15May 04, 2024 05:52AM