Art pirates strike in Seattle!

whitz painting

purloined painting #1

My old pal, Boy Scout troop-mate, fellow Garfield Bulldog and Ted Nugent tribute bandmate Whiting Tennis grew up to become so accomplished an artist piratical dudes in Seattle are willing to steal a huge truck in order to get their mitts on it. The Stranger reports it like this:

HOTEL 2011

purloined painting #2

The truck was parked at the Holiday Inn Express parking lot. It was a Ford 350 model with the Oklahoma license plate 2TM878. All of the paintings, on canvas and wood, were wrapped in cardboard and plastic.

If you have any information, call SPD Detective Sargent Backstrom at 206-684-8948, or Auto Theft Detective Tracy Puffner at 206-684-4762. Or call Kucera at 206-235-0525.

The latest breaking news, less than an hour old, is that the truck has been found….but the art is still missing. So c’mon artsy people…keep an eye out for ill-gotten Tennis work.

Seattle, Sept 28: BRUCE Comes to the Royal Room


More big BRUCE News: Bruce/BRUCE tribute show in Seattle, Sept. 28


Seattle friends! Finally, we get a chance to hang out for an evening, have a little BRUCE talk and best of all listen to a lot of Springsteen music from some of the region’s best musicians.

I so want you to be there. All of you. It’s been too long, for one thing, and so why don’t we fix that with a night of good music, good food and jinks that might be higher than any of us expect?

It’s so happening. September 28.

Here are the specs:

Saturday, September 28 – 9 pm.
The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave S.: 206.906.9920
Featuring (so far)
Hondo II
Whiting Tennis
Tommy Gunn
Jared Clifton
Magic Mirrors
PLUS: Surprise guests and more, more, more.