clintwells Bought this in a massive Halloween store in lower Manhattan yesterday. It will be gracing my @voxamplification AC-30 along with my KISS dolls. These are the things that save my soul when I'm out here on tour. Also - I guess I'm insane now? 2h

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clintwells Went to my favorite NYC book store today and found 3 super rare, out of print Joel-Peter Witkin books. This dude takes some of the most stunning (and often nightmarish) photographs I have ever seen. Always looking for beauty in the people and things rejected by society.
One of the books opens with a quote by André Malraux that reads, "Between the world of men and transcendent Divinity there exists art. Art is the will to truth made physically manifest - it is more real than reality - it is a dialogue triumphant over Time." I could not love that shit any more. Lost in the lungs of New York. Playing rock and roll I love and believe in. Life is good.
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clintwells NYC tonight! My goodness how I love that beautiful island. Last night I dreamed (no bullshit) that I was in The Damnwells and we were making a record and planning a tour. Also, we were on a mountain made of golden swords.
NYC makes me think of KISS and the Ramones and Kurt Vonnegut and Thai food and all those trains running underground like invisible veins beneath a great writhing monster of lights and buildings and cars and people love lost and maddened by pizza and Coney Island ticket stubs. It's lovely and achey. Just like me. And you. And all of us.
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  •   robertjsaf Wow, Rockwood. Been there so many times. Miss that place. Knock 'em dead! 1d
  •   marianablanco .. and Bob Dylan! Have an incredible night! 1d
  •   themillerjames Righteous. 1d

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clintwells Me and this cat (Rufus) are headed to Philly tonight to bring rock and roll feelings to the city of brotherly love. This is me doing my best to look as intense as Springsteen as I plan on doing the "Streets of Philadelphia" video walk singing "Sha na na na" while carrying a massive reverb tank on my back. Hope you're all well out there in the world. 2d

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clintwells I never do these but this #tbt is from the 2013 Rock Boat. On the last night every band does a cover song on the deck. We obviously went all out with our cover of "Welcome to the Jungle." Matthew is wearing a very thoughtful amalgamation of Axl's stage attire circa 1991 - 1993. I've got the Grand Cayman wind blowing through my hair like a goddamn super model. "When you're high you never wanna come down..." Boston tonight! 3d

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clintwells Well, our off day turned into a travel day. Headed to Massachusetts with my cat buddy. We're reading Charles Bukowski and listening to the Cure and writing love letters to put in bottles and throw into the rivers of America. Maybe they'll land somewhere where someone needs them. Hope you're all well on this beautiful whatever day it is. 4d

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clintwells "It was all just bricks in the wall..." 5d

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clintwells Brothers in rock and roll.
Headed to Pittsburgh where people are in love and likely kissing on those big beautiful yellow bridges and for a single moment life is like a movie and the sun sets as the hero gets the girl and all the dogs actually do make it to heaven. That sounds nice. Holding on to that for a bit today. Later, nerds!
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clintwells Last night in KISS world. Columbus, OH. 5d

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clintwells The second half of our tour starts tonight in Columbus, OH. If you're around come say hi and watch me watch you watch me! We're tired but ready to rock and we're giving out hugs like motherfuckers. Take care, buds! 6d

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clintwells What grown men do after 8 days of touring and 75,000 more to go. #themotherweshare #chvrches #touring #insanity 1w

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clintwells Woke up in Chicago to this picture of my sweet daughter holding the new @thedamnwells vinyl. I've been a fan of The Damnwells since their first record in 2001. Those songs helped carry me through all the ups and downs of my twenties. Helped me navigate being lovesick and lost and showed me how to rock in the 15 or so times I saw them at The Nick in Birmingham, AL.
The new record is beautiful. Check those dudes out. It's raining on our way to Indianapolis. I'm listening to "None of These Things" right now and feeling feelings and shit. I hope you're all well.
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clintwells A few nights ago at our show in Minneapolis there were these rad KISS action figures in the green room. I put them on my amp for the show to get some extra inspiration from the Gods of Rock. Afterwards the house manager approached me and explained that the action figures belonged to him. I asked him how much it would cost to by them to which he replied, "having the balls to put those on your amp without asking is payment enough." I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning. So humbled by his generosity and shared love for rock and roll. These bad boys will be on my amp for every show I ever play, however big or small. It's the little things, buds.
Tonight we're in Chicago at the lovely @evanstonSPACE. Come say hi. Hope you're all well, nerds!
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clintwells Stereo rig for the @matthewmayfield tour. Super proud to be rocking @voxamplification and @fenderguitarist amps. Come see us in America! Dates in motherfucking bio. Peace, nerds! 2w

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clintwells Our tour started two nights ago with a super rad secret show in Nashville. It's day three and we've already gotten stuck in the Guns N' Roses/Metallica vortex. Last night we stayed up until 4am playing an acoustic GNR cover set in the hotel room (there is video evidence of this - total blackmail material). It's going to be a beautiful three weeks with these dudes. Dates are on my website. Link in bio. All you need is love. Etc. @matthewmayfield @thebradlyons 2w

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clintwells Got my little gal, my wife and my GWAR Tshirt. Happy Record Store Day! 2w

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clintwells I'm one of those dudes who nauseatingly claims that music saved my life. It's not just my profession. It's my medicine. My records are my doorways into other worlds. As close to magic as I believe in.
When I was growing up in the suburbs of Alabama, the record store was one of the few places where I knew that I was with kindred spirits. Misfits looking for that next great song. Or record art. Or album title.
Record Store Day is tomorrow. Most of my followers here are music lovers. You guys get up and go to your local record store (link in bio to find yours). There are tons of badass exclusive releases and these shops depend on #RSD to stay alive and continue being those safe places to discover music and know/be known by other weirdos like us.
The thought of my daughter never being able to walk into a record store fills me with grief and dread. Let's keep that shit from happening!
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clintwells "I move forward, you move backward, somewhere we will meet..." Radiohead - OK Computer (1997) 2w
  •   licenzaantonio Awesome . 2w
  •   lesleyamckay The Radiodread cover of Let Down is amazing! And @clintwells I say argue in the best possible way :) 2w
  •   clintwells @lesleyamckay I got you! Checking out Radiodread right now. Look up "Rodeohead." Thank me later. 2w
  •   clintwells @cajoss you know what's up. 2w
  •   dwkohlhase Check out this version of 'Creep' if you haven't already @clintwells #92gumG7mdljhTAAf.01" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.sunnyskyz.com/happy-videos/2222/This-1950s-Version-of-Radiohead-s-Creep-Is-Absolutely-Breathtaking#92gumG7mdljhTAAf.01 2w
  •   mikesnell1982 Got this too on LP 2w
  •   cartwheelsandhardons Also check out Radiohead doing a version of The Talking Heads song "Radiohead." Ok, that's not a thing. I just wanted to say it. 2w
  •   cajoss Also for an interesting take, look up the puddlegum article about ok computer and in rainbows, you can Google search "ok rainbows" an interesting theory about track sequencing and binary code between the two records. Pretty neat... 2w

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clintwells Beatle wisdom. 2w

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