TUESDAY AFTERNOON FUN WITH THE STOOGES...

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I guess this Swiftcover insurance commercial, which is currently running in Great Britain on the telly, means Iggy's really about as "mainstream" as you can get these days. Not as much fun or as genuinely funny as Johnny (Lydon) Rotten's British butter commercial from a year or so ago was -- but still pretty clever, especially the "Little Iggy" thing.

Also, our old L.A. friend, rock photog and scribe Heather Harris, recently posted on her blog about the Ron Asheton tribute show that took place earlier this month in L.A. (West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip, to be exact), and which we mentioned here a few weeks back. Interesting read, although it looks like Detroit's own Mike Jtone of Circus Boy fame didn't exactly endear himself to any of the denizens of the L.A. punk scene at the Roxy Theater that night. You can read Heather's full report by clicking here.

Heather also recently did a new photo shoot with former Detroit golden boy/Raw Power guitarist and co-writer James Williamson. James liked the shots enough to post them on his own Website, which you can access by clicking here. Now, when in the hell are those local Iggy & The Stooges reunion shows gonna be announced? Thus far, nothing except European shows through the spring and Coachella is now officially a no-go. Looks like Iggy is opting for those Euros while the getting's good....

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