Photo by Fender Tucker
In Better Days (1949)
FENDER TUCKER (1947-)
Born in Thibodaux LA and raised in Farmington NM, Fender Tucker managed -- with the aid of psychoactive herbs and LSD -- to cast off all of society's historical baggage by the time he was 21. He picked up the guitar in high school and, surviving a three-year stint in the army (1967-1969), was able to spend all of his nights in sleazy bars until he succumbed to the inevitable day job in 1987, moving to Shreveport LA to take over the editorial reins of LOADSTAR, a disk magazine for the Commodore 64 computer. He kept the magazine going long past its natural lifespan until the year 2000 when he discovered Harry Stephen Keeler and started Ramble House with the help of Jim Weiler. During his 25 years as guitar picker he wrote about 60 songs, none of them commercially viable. And during his 15 years as editor he found the time and motivation to write some fiction. Now, thanks to Ramble House, you can join in the fun. If you dare.
All six of the stories about Farmington NM.
Look upon all of Fender Tucker's literary works and despair!
Quick MP3s of all of the original and cover songs he recorded.
The stories behind all the songs.
A Night at the Boys Club - Knees Calhoon's first band (1962-1965).
KNEES CALHOON Band
A Night at the Roswell Rodeway Inn 2-28-74.
Knees Calhoon's last band (1975-1987).
Knees expands into visual media -- and doesn't particularly like it.
A compendium of writings about Harry, by Harry and in the style of Harry.
22 reviews ripped from the pages of Richard Polt's KEELER NEWS.
A CD with every issue of LOADSTAR from #1 to #199 on it -- and a lot more!