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Burd aka: Kevin Burdeshaw "that guy we oughtta censor"

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About Me
Old 80's Bloomington punk rocker and miscreant. Current Father of two future rabble rowsers. I used to own a rock-n-roll pizza joint from 90-96. Now, I just wander around muttering to myself and wonder where my keys are...
What bands are you or have you been in?
None-but I sang "Louie Louie" once with the Lemonheads, sang "Nativity In Black" many times with Chiba Dowa! I ate Biscuits-n-Gravy with Run Westy Run, drank beer with The Dead Milkmen, got a knee to the face by DOA, was spooged upon by Gwar, got flipped off by John Mellencamp, drank wine with Glenn Danzig, was screamed at by Henry Rollins and damn near burnt Rock for no Reason to the ground, all without ever leaving Indiana.
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#8 Rockit's Famous Pizza: Rockit's Famous Musicians or (The Bands that Made the Pizza Wheel Spin!)

"Oh Kevin, honey this is Bill. His band is playing next door at the Bluebird tonight!"

My Mom greeted me as I walked into the restaurant one Tuesday night. It was my night off from Rockit's and I was planning on popping over to the Bluebird. First, I wanted to see how business was. Even when I was off work, I was never really off work. It was the early/mid Nineties by this time and the business was…


Posted on November 11, 2010 at 11:30pm — 43 Comments

The Fabulous Accident

Robbie Mullet. I hadn't thought about him for sometime. I was staring at the autographed drum cymbal, turning it over in my hands. It was still shiny, just a little tarnished around the edges, the writing in black, bold marker looked just like it was written yesterday; "To Jhonny, Luv your Zaaa-I broke me Cymbal cravin' it!! Luv ya! Robbie." Then; "P.S. Luv ya Babe!!!" Below that almost as an after thought he scrawled the name of his band,… Continue

Posted on February 11, 2009 at 6:00am — 33 Comments

Give the Devil his Dues...(Don't worry your Soul is safe!)

"So anyway, the other day I rang up Satan and said,

"Beezlebub Baby! How's the Hellfire? What's the good hate potentate?"

And he goes, "Tesco it is your solemn duty to recruit the Youth of America for my Legions of Darkness. For your efforts you will be seated at my right hand, the Goat of Mendes at my left. You been a bad boy Tesco?"

"Damn straight sugar daddy Lucifer! I be riding Hot…

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 5:30am — 616 Comments

#7 Rockit's Famous Pizza-Rockit's Sundry of Customers or (The Life Blood of the Business)

The first time it happened I felt like a voyeur, an uninvited guest.

It was so intimate and amorous.

The couples danced, close and slow.

Living in that moment, only for one another.

"Unchained Melody" played on the jukebox, romantic, intoxicating. The lights were dimmed and the dancers, four of them, tuned us out completely. They held each other. Oblivious to their audience.

It was one of those…


Posted on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 27 Comments

#6 Rockit’s Famous Pizza - My Famous Employees or (The Cogs that Made the Pizza Wheel go)

My years cooking at the Villa taught me something; sometimes working in food service sucks. The work can be frantic as hell. The breaks are erratic, if you even get one. The pay is lousy. The hours are shit, and the customers are sometimes jerks. When you get the right co-workers however, it can be a lot of fun. If you were to ask me what the best part about owning a business is, I'd say that you get to pick who you work…


Posted on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 24 Comments

#5 Rockit's Famous Pizza-A Business Resuscitated or (Two Steps Forward One Step Back)

There's a special group of people who gave me the wherewithal, the diligence and the inspiration to stay sober. They make up a small segment of our society. Some might consider them an aggravation, but to me they were a godsend. They gave me clarity and perspective when I really needed it most, and I'd like to thank them now.

I'm talking about The Drunk Obnoxious Assholes.

Thank You. Really. From the bottom of my heart.…


Posted on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

#4 Rockit's Famous Pizza-My First Step to Success or (How I Pulled the Monkeys out of My Butt!)

I never considered myself enthralled.

Held in bondage.



Truth can sting sometimes.

The worm started to turn after the Gulf War began. I had never thought my drug use and drinking was that big of a problem, that is, until I actually had to manage some real responsibility. Running a business and staying high, staying high and running a business. It was fast…


Posted on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 17 Comments

#3 Rockit's Famous Pizza-A Business is Reborn or (why didn't I see that coming?)

Never get into business with someone you're not sure about.

I always had a sneaking suspicion that Frank might be a fraud. In the couple of weeks after Johnny Rockit's opened, evidence began accumulating. Incontrovertible evidence. Mountains of it. I mean, I had always taken Frank's stories with a grain of salt, but my confidence in them containing even a grain of truth was starting to unravel. It was very disconcerting. Frank had…


Posted on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 35 Comments

#2 Rockit's Famous Pizza - Building a Business or (What the Hell did I step in?)

The first piece of advice I'd give to anyone who wants to start a business is this: "Have a plan."

I'm sure they say that in business school, I've never taken a class, but I can't imagine that they don't. In fact it should be on page 1 of Basic Business:

"Have a plan. If you do not have a plan, you will fail summarily and with little solace to your anus." (Have a plan or kiss your ass goodbye!)…


Posted on November 22, 2008 at 5:30am — 27 Comments

#1 Rockit's Famous Pizza-The Big Idea or (How'd that happen?!?)

I was drunk. There I said it. That's it. That's all. There is really nothing more to it. A simple explanation. No-no-no, I know what you're thinking:

"That's just an excuse Burd."

"You know what my friend John always said about excuses." I'd retort politely.

"Tell me."

"Excuses are like Assholes...everyone's got one...and they all STINK!"

So no, it's just an explanation. It can't…


Posted on November 21, 2008 at 5:30am — 30 Comments

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At 5:43pm on December 20, 2016, BURD said…
At 6:41pm on December 20, 2011, mike whybark said…

oh, geez, no of course it wasn't you. it was everybody and everything, as it ever was. which really means it was me, also as it ever was. I just told Jon Nelson via email that doing a quick trawl thru Twitter and Facebook at 5pm while listening to the news proved to be a dumb idea for me, at any rate. Low blood sugar and marginal political opinions led to ME RANTING but alas, not amusingly. So I'm giving myself a time out.

At 4:49pm on December 20, 2011, BURD said…
At 11:54am on December 20, 2011, mike whybark said…
Thanks Burd. Got the tee shirt. And the glitter! Happy holidays.
At 9:22pm on June 15, 2010, Mike Emmett said…
Thanks for the link man. I'll definitely check them out. Some vinyl releases would be cool. Also, I was looking at his store. He has some good bands in there. I appreciate it.
At 10:51am on May 25, 2010, Marvin P. Goldstein said…
I was in Bloomington last week for a show at the Bishop. Didn't realize Rockits was still open next to the Bluebird? You don't have anything to do with them anymore though, right? I had not been down there for around 20 years. The Gulch had changed quite a bit. Landlocked is a great record store, also!
At 11:37pm on February 24, 2010, Mike Emmett said…
I think this trend in music (bullshit bands with superfluous members) has occurred because most people under thirty were spoon-fed a lot of slick production and seem to think that cello's and glockenspiel are bad -ass.
At 1:17am on December 17, 2009, mike whybark said…
Well, glad to hear it. How was the potluck?
At 12:17pm on December 10, 2009, mike whybark said…
wait, what? kicked off FB?
At 2:36pm on December 8, 2009, Mike Emmett said…
Thanks again for coming out to the show. Hope you are doing well.
At 2:06pm on November 20, 2009, Zac Burke said…
1 week...
At 4:35pm on November 4, 2009, Mike Emmett said…
Hey Kevin, I heard back from Josh and we are good to go the night of Nov. 28th. I'm looking forward to playing and let me know if there's anything else you need.
At 11:29pm on November 1, 2009, Mike Emmett said…
I sent Josh a message on Myspace (the only way I know how to contact him) over a week ago and he hasn't gotten back to me. How do you contact him?
At 5:42pm on October 28, 2009, Nicole(Nikki)Stewart-Pickler said…
Hey Burd, What it do?!!! Glad to see you are still out there. Whats up these days?
At 9:54pm on October 25, 2009, Mike Emmett said…
Yes! The Scraps would be honored to play on the 28th. Please get back to me with any and all details. We appreciate it.
At 9:03pm on October 25, 2009, Gina (Knue- Pace) Ortiz said…
count me and Lis in we will see you than!!!!! Cant wait!
At 7:59pm on October 23, 2009, lanny said…
I'll see you the 28th....
At 2:33pm on October 23, 2009, David Fortney said…
Hey Burd, I can't make the pot luck but thanks for the invite. Hope all is swell.
At 12:41pm on October 23, 2009, Thomas Matthew said…
Hey Burd, It would be great to go but I'm going to have to skip it again this year. Caroline and I have a new baby due November 20th. Maybe I'll make it next year.
At 12:08pm on October 23, 2009, Andy "The Brit" said…
You know the Brits might just show for that .....funny enough the skank man could well be my next B-Town tattoo,you guys read my find !!!

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