It is absolutely insane that a full year has passed since a special for-the-gig lineup of BEDEMON took the stage in Santa Ana at Psycho California on Friday, May 15th, 2015. It truly seems like it was a few months ago. It was an emotional and memorable event for many, many reasons, and one day Geof O’Keefe’s BEDEMON: The Road To Psycho will be posted on the www.bedemon.com site for all to read, detailing the drama and trauma of the five months leading up to the gig and reflecting on the year that has followed.
I the meantime, given this weekend being the one year anniversary of that event, Geof would like to say: “To the musicians who played that special gig (Greg Mayne, Wino and Frank Hayes), to the two members who, due to work conflicts unfortunately couldn’t be there (Mike Matthews and Craig Junghandel) and the person who was able to book us that so far one-and-only show (Pellet), thank-you for everything all of you contributed. And of course, to the late, great Randy Palmer, who started the BEDEMON wheel rolling and finally got the long-overdue honor of having many of his songs performed live.
Finally, to the fans: those of you who were fortunate enough to be there got to witness a truly special event, and those of you who weren’t can see it on YouTube. And to the ones who approached me with both huge smiles on their faces and in some cases, tears in their eyes, saying it was the best set of the weekend, the main reason they came to the show and asking to please play more shows, I can only say thank-you; your words touched me more than you will ever realize. We would absolutely like to do more shows, but the logistics starting with who would be in the lineup and then the travel and hotel expenses of getting them together just to rehearse make it a daunting prospect when we have no new album to promote nor any label deal, and not currently having anyone in our corner to try and get us any gigs doesn’t help. I wish there was a more optimistic outlook, but that’s the reality. If there’s any news it’ll be here and on the band’s site.