Remembering Randy

August 8, 2015

photo by Geof O'Keefe photo by Geof O’Keefe

“I closed my eyes, let everything die, I walked through Heaven and touched the sky.”

(from the song, “Touch the Sky” by Randy Palmer)

To the memory of Randy, who passed away thirteen years ago today, August 8th, 2002. Never forgotten, always missed.

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Thief, the company that put on the Psycho California music festival at which BEDEMON performed for the very first time has put together a brief video wrap-up of the whole event. If you watch carefully, you can see four or five quick flashes of Geof, Greg and Wino, and one whole-band stage shot. Don’t think Frank Hayes made it into the clip, but it’s only 2:07 long, and there were over fifty bands playing during the three-day festival May 15-17. Check the clip out:

And coming soon, exclusively to this site, Geof O’Keefe’s Road To Psycho, an exhaustive and detailed accounting of the five months of drama, trauma, turmoil, stresses and successes that led up to the May 15th debut performance. Check back to see when the piece is posted!


Below are some links to reviews of Day One at the Psycho California festival, May 15, 2015. Scroll down to read the sections regarding BEDEMON’s performance:





Here is the full set from Bedemon’s first-ever live performance – recorded May 15th, 2015 in Santa Ana, CA at Psycho California. Also below it are three of the songs from the set shot from different locations in the hall:

This special line-up includes:

Vocals: Wino | Guitar: Geof O’Keefe | Bass: Greg Mayne | Drums: Frank Hayes


Time Bomb:

Into the Grave (excerpt):



OC Weekly (Orange County’s weekly alternative free press) picks the 10 Best Bands at Psycho California (out of approx. 50 appearing) and BEDEMON is number 10!

Read all about it here.