Happy Amoeba

Self-Portrait of a Holly MAMA

Punk Rock Historian and Professional Consultant

Hudley Flipside


That’s one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones.

~ Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Very early Hud doodling…

As an older earthling, at least I believe I am one, in these rather ‘awful times’ I find it easy to ‘concentrate on the good ones!’ Today when the car radio played the song Come As You Are by Nirvana for the millionth time, I had a strange flash back to a similar punk anthem.

Amoeba was the song. One day I drove out to Troy High School in Orange County all by myself. Adolescents and Agent Orange played that day.

The song that I superimposed in my mind over Come As You Are is the song Amoeba. It was so clean, powerful, and moving. The songs feel the same in intensity too. Both knocked my socks off.

I include the live review below from Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine # 20. (The Circle Jerks, Halloween Issue. October 1990.)


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I have other good times too like the days I gave birth to my two sons, riding Sony, the white mustang, freely over the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains on a foggy morning, and the first time I had sex at 15 in my parents’ downstairs bathroom. All new and interesting adventures.

So again, I have posted about life being like a “Slaughterhouse-Five” experience. And though times are very crazy I hope we all can find comfort in our good memories.


Hudley Live Review. Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine # 20. (The Circle Jerks, Halloween Issue. October 1990.)

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“Frankly I find smoking a Sherman a very pleasant addiction that we acquired via human beings…male, female…whatever gender… in the future you all will be self producing androgynous beings like us… we have no perky nipples ..only staring eyes…” An assumption by Hudley via the character / aliens imagined by someone else… ~ Tralfamadorians.

I am still lost in the debate over why men have nipples… it seems to me we need to put down our margaritas, martinis, coca-cola, multivitamin shakes, macrobiotic drinks or simple water…put down our cigarettes, marijuana, multi colored Nat Shermans, cigars and bubblegum; take each other’s hand and dance the tango…but please don’t ask me to give a testimony in court because I have no testicles to make such a swear… I will take an androgynous vulvamony… anyway… I am still lost in the debate of why men have perky nipples!!