Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1994's 'TweekMaster Craig' Re-Tweek-Mastered!

In the summer of 1994, John Kaczanowski and I decided to record an album so that Greg Lester would have something to listen to in his new home down in Mesa, Arizona. The recording was titled: Naked Genius Productions [present their first recording]: Were You There When They Crucified Our Lord?.The standout single was a tribute to the Thrill Seeker lifestyle popularized by our West Michigan Motorsport Enthusiast Co-Workers entitled 'TweekMaster Craig'. It had been our idea to write a song with a refrain that was actually a vocal representation of a motorcycle engine, performed in the same style as the aforementioned co-workers when they described fun-filled weekends of rubber burnin' and mud boggin'. John played rhythm guitar and I was on keyboards; we shared the lyrical chores:

John: Hey Kurt, maybe you can help me before we go back and listen to everything again.

Kurt: Sure, what's up Kacz?

John: Do you want to do everything in unison or do you want to swap back and forth?


Kurt: Well how about I take the first stanza, you take the second and we'll just rock on from there?

John 'Naked' Kaczanowski

I decided to take a break from the painstaking digitization process of the Naked Genius Productions featuring Greg Lester archives when I came across the TweekMaster Craig promotional video. It had been several years since I had seen it and I was not disappointed. John did such an amazing job of cobbling together the analog video on our old bedroom band consumer quality equipment that he really should be proud of himself. I am so happy that I am able to present his vision and our lyrics and music here today in a new color-corrected digital version. I spoke to him on the phone this afternoon and he was quite enthusiastic that the song would finally see the light of day.

Kurt 'Genius' Weller

We hope you enjoy:




TweekMaster Craig
He's a one of a kind
Screaming 'Bloody Monkey'
Bogging out his mind

Tweeking like a 'Guv'ner'
Rack and Pinion Cock
Tooled Survival Leather
He'll give you quite a shock

He's the Hot Shot
Hot Shot
TweekMaster Craig

Maaa Waaa
Maaa Waaa

TweekMaster Craig
He's a one of kind
Screaming 'Bloody Monkey'
Bogging out his mind

'Sweet Cherry Die!'
Betty's Dripping Hot
Craig eats her Pie
Pull-Out's what She's got

He's the Hot Shot
Hot Shot
TweekMaster Craig

Maaa Waaa
Maaa Waaa

TweekMaster Craig
He's a one of a kind
Screaming 'Bloody Monkey'
Bogging out his Mind

He's the Master of Sex
He's the Master of Wheels

He's the Master of Sex
He's the Master of Wheels

He's the Master of Sex
He's the Master of Wheels

He's the Hot Shot
Hot Shot

TweekMaster Craig!

(c) 1994 John Kaczanowski, Kurt Weller










David Pirkola Healthcare Fund


I was saddened to find out that David Pirkola, owner of the Apparitions Comic and Bookstore in Kentwood, had been shot last Friday night in a hold up.

I spent many a penny at Apparitions in the early nineties, as it was one of the first shops in the area to carry my favorite manga titles. Mr. Pirkola was a very warm-hearted man who truly enjoyed chewing the comic book fat. He always made sure that your books were in on time and that you left with something in your hand and a little less in your pocket.

Please take a moment to join the Plaza of the Mind in sending out some good vibes to him, and if you happen to be financially blessed as well, a donation fund has been set up for Mr. Pirkola over at ifanboy for anyone interested in helping him out.

Best wishes Dave!