Sep 1, 2019
NEW VIDEO, 30th Anniversary: when the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit northern California and San Francisco on October 17, 1989, song parodist and performer, Loose Bruce Kerr (an irregular feature on the Dr. Demento Show) produced and distributed an AUDIO cassette which inserted into a fake post-quake news interview popular song snippets to tell the story. The quake happened on Kerr’s birthday.
The musical bits were taken from songs about San Francisco and by Bay Area bands and singers like Jefferson Starship, Janis Joplin, Huey Lewis & the News, Marty Ballin, Journey, Pointer Sisters, Santana, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dionne Warwick, Canned Heat, Otis Redding, Scott McKenzie, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, and Jeanette McDonald.
This new video of the 1989 song can be streamed or downloaded here or found on youtube (search on Loose Bruce Kerr).
Kerr stopped performing in 1993 to resume his legal career he’d left 20 years before and became Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems. He is currently an attorney working at Oracle who acquired Sun in 2010.
email him at: BKerrLaw@aol.com