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Postpunk 80s Underground “Friends of Ghosts”, His Music and My Art!

Donnie Donnie …what the hell? You send me a message going: “Oh Cecilia, my cousin grabbed the pic from my fb of your photograph and didn’t know it was from you. He put it in a video of my song I wrote for my brother…”



In a normal universe, most people would go…”oh wow, some post punk 80s rockstar just used my photo” but in Cecilia world, the conversation usually goes something like this:

Saraswasti New Year 2013

“I don’t really understand music. So don’t be offended if I don’t understand yours. Hang on let me google you and see if I get some context….oh no! I didn’t. But hey, thanks for letting me know about using my photographic image of Saraswasti for your music in youtube. I am really ignorant about music so I don’t want to say anything stupid about your music….out of ignorance…but I am really glad Saraswasti inspired your friend to put it together…if you do a relaunch of your LP….I’d be honored if you use my art photo in it. 🙂 ♥”

Friends of ghosts performing

So I guess in the same bizarre world, Donnie is not phased by this and he just goes, “here’s a kinda jazzy thing I wrote for my brother who passed away at age 29.. my cousin just set up a page for me he used your art work for the song .this is your art I would like for people to know this..I hope the song will amuse you its different than other things I’ve sent to you.”

some sort of promo flyer

another pic of friends of ghosts performing

Oh yes, it is ! In some other universe…it would mean we’ve just done an “art/music collaboration” and we will have to do something about it….but in my current universe…it just means I say, “Okay Donnie, just make sure your cousin gives me a link back to” in case some other bozo the clowns want to use it and is not even my friend! 🙂


See Simples! But of course, if he relaunches…we will have to have a serious a talk if he wants to use “Saraswasti in flames” for his LP cover…..but for now….do enjoy the impromptu video…..I like it….I might even project it onto the Bombed Out Church for Nothing left2 Burn  #NL2B 2014. I just might Donnie….we will see….don’t say I didn’t tell you already!

Donnie Darq circa 80s in Berkeley

So Behold…My Art….Donnie and his Friend’s music:

Partially reblogging: to explain what Donnie’s music is about to me….lol. Thanks!

some sort of 80s interview  Friends of Ghost

hi’everyone just back from my vacation’ i know that some of you are waiting for my new post but now i’m back and later i will be posting more rare stuff and unknown new wave music on this blog’ anyway here’s another band from san diego california ‘called friends of ghost ripped 3 song from this lp check this out.


Born out of a sleepy little town near Mexico “Friends of Ghost” music transcends time and boundaries, ever changing, these mysterious men managed to release “Realm of the sense” in the later part of 80’s -deemed a cult classic, the vinyl pressing are hard to find. Thanks to modern technologies and Out Records…..

Friends of ghosts in Mission Viejo, opening for the lobsters

You can sort of tell how “not in this universe” most of our chats get:

    • Cecilia W Yu

    Is this Blog about your band? Sorry…just educate me…or is it some other band ???? Look…don’t get offended…Nick Nolte had to explain to me he was an actor when someone asked me to take a photo of him in Paris…..I am just in some sort of “art bubble” my whole life!

  •  wow yes that’s me staring up at the ceiling in the pink & pearl gallery I have never seen this thanks so much can you re-post this on my wall? I would love to share it..I heard we were in a big fat coffee table book I’d love to buy a did you find this..funny how ones work can have a life of its own ..I heard that the original pressings were going for $150
  • Cecilia  Don. Link is up above just copy it and share. What is the pink & pearl gallery??? Is it the album cover? Yes. I always noticed how even beyond the actual wisdom of the artist….the artistic energies will travel on its own….bring things and ppl. Into or out of your life. …and I learned from very young that you just accept it graciously and don’t try to stop it. Why? Be cause there are instances when an artist’s ego fights it too much and try to “control” his/her own creative energy too far…the “energy” will fight the host (artist) to the death to get out….obviously we take a philosophical approach to this….because I don’t know why a single postcard of mine has toured japan for 3 yrs and I don’t know why your music is “found” …do we need to know why? I would love to but it is an eternally unanswered question….just gotta live it and see….
    Don Andrew Marries

    I would be more than happy if I make anything you like enough to use yourself..It would be a great honor .

6 comments on “Postpunk 80s Underground “Friends of Ghosts”, His Music and My Art!

  1. giacconi
    January 25, 2014

    I have not checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂


  2. Mila Italia
    January 25, 2014

    I have been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles. So i am happy to see that I’ve found a very excellent site and an uncanny feeling you know more about music than you say! 🙂


    • ceciliawyu
      June 5, 2015

      I have good taste in friends who knows about music …that’s all….I am terrible at music discernment. 🙂


  3. K.Vakkb
    January 25, 2014

    Thanks , yours is the greatest I’ve discovered so far. But, what concerning the conclusion? Are you sure about the supply?
    If it is still followed why is it out of print?


  4. cadriano
    January 25, 2014

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  5. giubotti
    January 23, 2014

    I thought this post was good. I like his music 😉


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