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King Pin Head Music presents:  
Get Some for Free!

We are proud and happy to be offering Free PK Dwyer Music downloads!  The crew here at King Pin Head Music have been celebrating PK Dwyer's influential and groundbreaking band The Jitters [Seattle 1979 -1980] now being available on bandcamp all Summer long!  Now that Fall is here we are capping off our Celebrating The Jitters campaign with three Free classic Jitters Tunes perfect for your Rocktober listening pleasure . . .
1.  I'm A Jerk  PK wrote this one after being lectured by fellow Jitters bandmates & band management over his obnoxious bad boy behavior.  Ha!  The attitude overflows and fledgling Punk Rock bands love to cover this tune . . .  Don't be a Jerk . . . listen and download today!

2.  Don't You Remember That You Are The One That Burned Down The Bridges That I Built Over The River Of tears That I Cried Over You   Best song title Ever . . . and the song itself will knock your socks off your ass!

 3.  Your Dyin' Day  The Ultimate Kiss-Off Anthem and Mrs D's all time favorite Jitters song.  Damn! . . .  Are You In Love with The Jitters?

We are also sponsoring a Jitters Trivia Contest! click here for contest details AND Limited Edition Super Cool Jitters Stickers! click here to find out how to get yourself one.  Yeehaw!

Tell all your Friends . . . Share & Recommend!  Check back here on the Home Page or sign up for the e-mail list to be notified when new songs are posted.  We're in the process of digging through the archives and will be featuring vintage, obscure, and unreleased PK Dwyer musical gems.  Stay Tuned!

Our Genius Logo was designed by Carson Michaels / Looking Glass Graphics - Seattle, Washington

PK Dwyer FUN-d Drive!

O.K. Everybody!  Gather up your Pennies, Dollars, Good Cheer and Best Wishes . . . Why?  The FUN-d Drive for the New PK Dwyer Blues Cd is Happening Now!

Here's the scoop on PK's Recording Project . . . the amount of Funding Needed and Where the $$$ goes.

The Big News: Team Dwyer and King Pin Head Music plans to unveil a New PK Dwyer Blues album in February 2016.  Yay! 

The Reality: Team Dwyer and King Pin Head Music is really just a 2 person & one dog operation.  We're going to need some Contributions and Goodwill to pull this off so we are calling on All Fans o' PK and Lovers of Music & Art everywhere to help us make it happen!

Our Overall FUN-d Raising Goal is:  $2,500 . . . Now while this is an enormous amount of $Money for Team Dwyer, as far as Recording Projects go it's super-cheap!  The $2,500 would cover Recording - Mastering - Manufacturing through Oasis Cd - Cover Art help from Oasis Design Works - 2 Limited Edition Stickers

Recording Time @ Garey Shelton Productions: PK and Garey work well together - they have it down!  $1,000 should cover Both Recording and Mastering!

Manufacturing: King Pin Head Music uses a budget package with Oasis Cd Manufacturing - cost: only $850!  We'll also be utilizing Oasis Design Works - cost: $280.

Promo Materials: 2 diferent Limited Edition Medium Sized Rectangle Stickers in conjunction with the Cd release - cost: $150.

Join In & Take Part: Here are some different ways YOU can Support PK Dwyer and his Mighty Fine Music.  Even some that won't cost you a cent!    

1. Participate in some REAL Crowd Funding!  Here's what you do:  Pick one of PK Dwyer's upcoming scheduled Farmers Markets in your area [or find him at the Pike Place Market] . . . Gather your Friends, Neighbors, all the Young Kids who love to dance, maybe even a few Folks you don't know from down the street . . . Hey, look at that, you've formed a crowd!  Make sure everyone has a little change in their pocket . . .
Converge on PK . . . Listen, Laugh, Dance, Applaud, and Throw some $$ in the Ol' Tip Hat.  Now that is some REAL Crowd Funding and the most FUN way to contribute!

2. Donate Electronically using the PayPal button below.  Please consider donating a Little . . .  or a Lot if you can!  No donation is too small - the little bits add up fast and We Appreciate it All!  Donations of $30 or more will automatically receive a copy of the New Cd and a Limited Edition Sticker! [while sticker supplies last]


3. Support PK without spending a dime! Sign up for the PK Dwyer Newsletter and Share . . . encourage your buddies to do the same! Take a Free Music Download . . . Spread the News using good old-fashioned WOM . . . Share something Cool from this Website . . . Give PK some words of Encouragement - it's Easy to make Contact and everyone likes to hear Good on Ya!

FUN-d Raiser officially ends on December 31, 2015 - Midnight Pacific Time. Any monies raised over $2,500 will go to tour support and/or promo materials.

Thank You for supporting PK Dwyer and The Arts!

Jitters Trivia Contest 

Yeah!  It's Rocktober and time for The Jitters Trivia Contest!  Come on everybody!  Get out your thinking-cap and put it on.
Ready!  Set!  Listen!  Go!

Question:  The original 1980 vinyl release of The Jitters album was self-titled . . .  Why was the 1999 Cd reissue title changed to After All It IS 1980! ?  Do You Know ?  Can You Guess . . . ? 
Email us Your Answer: kingpinheadmusic 

receives a Fabulous Jitters Prize Package! 
Prize Package includes: one classic image Jitters T-shirt iron-on - one limited edition Jitters Sticker - one copy of  The Jitters Cd reissue After All It IS 1980! - one copy of the original self-titled vinyl release The Jitters.  Wow! Winner has the choice of receiving the Cd & LP pristine and sealed or autographed by PK . . . Neat-o!
** Trivia Contest Entries must be received by October 31, 2015 - Midnight Pacific Time.  Contest is Open to Everyone - including former band members and folks involved in the album production and Cd reissue!  If more than one correct answer is received a lottery drawing will determine the prize winner.  Prize Winner announced November 2, 2015.

Fall Forecast & Fun-d Drive! 

Hi-Ho!  Autumn is upon us . . . Here's the scoop on what's coming up for the PNW's Favorite Bluesman PK Dwyer . . .

Final Hours!  Last chance for the Free Hollywood Dick Doll Revue music downloads Post Orifice* and The Bottom Line.  Don't miss out on your chance to archive your own piece of Fast Folk and NYC Music History!  [*some folks might find the song Post Orifice offensive please listen and download at your own discretion]

It's Rocktober! and time for the Jitters Trivia Contest! Question & Prize Info posted later today.  Free Jitters music downloads will also be posted today . . .   Limited Edition Jitters Stickers are available now! . . .  Are you Stuck on The Jitters

Last Farmers Markets of the Season:  Find PK Dwyer & His Mighty Blues at these super-fine Washington State Farmers Markets . . .

Today!  Thursday, October 1st @ Lake City Farmers Market [Seattle] 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 3rd @ Bow Little Harvest Festival  [Burlington] 12:30 - 2:30 pm 

FUN-d Raiser for New PK Dwyer Blues Cd starts October 3rd! . . . details forthcoming . . .

Thursday, October 8th @ Queen Anne Farmers Market  [Seattle] 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Friday, October 9th @ Port Susan Farmers Market [Stanwood] 3:15 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 10th @ Magnolia Farmers Market [Seattle] 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Saturday, October 17th @ Proctor Farmers Market [Tacoma] 9:00 - 11:00 am

Saturday, October 24 @ Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market [Des Moines] 10:00 am - Noon

Saturday, November 14 @ Beau Lodge Holiday Market  [Bow] 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Saturday, November 28 @ Proctor Farmers Market [Tacoma] Noon - 2:00 pm

In the Recording Studio!  PK lays down tracks for his New Blues Release on November 3rd and November 4th @ Garey Shelton Productions - Yeehaw!
[hopefully, the New PK Dwyer Blues album will be released by King Pin Head Music in February 2016 - fingers crossed!]

Find PK!  Does PK Dwyer sit home and lollygag now that Summer is gone and his scheduled events are winding down? No. No. And No! . . . 
You'll find PK out there Busking his Mighty Blues 6 days a week!  If you are at the Seattle Pike Place Market  look for PK busking in front of the Pear Deli & Shoppe, Starbucks, and the spot known as 'The Bridge'.  This Fall PK will periodically be taking his Blues up North to the Mt Vernon Food Co-Op, and down South to the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Be Kind.  If you come across Ol' Busker PK and his music moves you, show him some Love and Tip him Hearty!

Love Letter 

Team Dwyer sends out a Resounding & Hearty Thank You! to the Fans, Friends, and Supporters who have Rocked our World this Summer!  Many [many!] new folks have come on board the PK Dwyer Blues bandwagon this season, we did have a successful summer tour, AND we've had a tremendous & enthusiastic world-wide response to the Celebrating The Jitters campaign . . . Wahoo!

extra love to PK's wonderful and Loyal Mailing List Members for all the Sharing!  Please Continue! . . . let's keep the PK Dwyer buzz going and the talk a-flowing . . .

extreme gratitude to the multitude of folks who show Ol' PK the Love on a daily basis and Tip him Hearty!  Team Dwyer is truly a Community Driven Operation and you good people out there keep us going strong -- We have Big Love for Ya All!

kudos and an extra dose of affection to the following . . .

Chelsea and Karl Ozolin, along with All their Wonderful Friends, and of course All the Kids! . . .  Thank You for treating PK like such a Super-Star!  All of You are Awesome!

Robert 'Bob' Newman for his Class and Kind Words . . . Robert Newman was the original art director of the Seattle music and culture institution that was The Rocket newspaper and has been [and is currently] a designer and/or collaborator on an overwhelming number of publications & projects that range from obscure to mainstream.
. . . it's well worth your time to check out his work & what he's up to!  Support Robert and Newmanology!

Christophe Claessens for supporting The Jitters on bandcamp!  What?!  You're not hip to Christophe? . . .  Along with being a trendsetter in his own right Christophe Claessens is the awesome mind and industrious worker behind Universal Trendsetter . . . a super cool website dedicated to all things Scott McCaughey! . . . 
[if you're not hip to who Scott McCaughey is you might want to brush up on your Music & Pop Culture History]

Lindsay Nessel, Farmers & Crafters & Crew, and all the Wonderful People of Carnation, Washington involved with the Carnation Farmers Market!  Thank You for being so welcoming to PK Dwyer & his Blues -- it is very nice to be wanted and invited back again and again!  The CFM is a small town market with a special flair; everything featured is superb and the folks just couldn't be nicer! . . . PK has been asked back for yet another encore performance on Tuesday, September 29 . . . Market starts @ 3:00 pm with PK's Blues kicking off @ 4:00 . . . Be There!

And last but not least:  KRAB FM and the Jack Straw Foundation for preserving this Amazing Music . . . the trip back in time . . . and Supporting the Arts!

You know we wouldn't want to be redundant or anything but . . . Big Thanks Everybody!

Get Stuck on The Jitters 

Limited Edition Jitters Stickers available now!  These lovely, heavy duty stickers are a one time run of 100.  How do you      get one of these beauties?  Easy! . . .  all you have to do is send an email to: telling us you're Stuck on The Jitters and where we should send your sticker to.  Pretty simple, huh? . . [rest assured your info will never be sold, rented or shared]  Offer valid until December 31, 2015 or while supplies last.  sticker is 3 x 3 inches

Exert your Influence!  King Pin Head Music is asking all you hardcore Jitters fans out there to tell us what your favorite Jitters song is and what makes you Love it so much . . . We'll be offering Three Free Jitters songs  for our music downloads in the month of Rocktober . . . and Your comments will help determine which songs we choose! . . .   Need to listen up & get a refresher on these awesome Jitters Tunes? . . . you don't have to go digging around for your old vinyl LP . . . you can listen for Free via The Jitters bandcamp page.  Awesome Sauce!  Please send your comments to:

Jitters Fun Fact . . . back in the day Jitters Guitarist Pete Pendras called the song You Say You Want Me but You Won't Do Anything About It . . . Gears.  Take a listen and you'll understand why . . . it's pretty cool.

Jitters Trivia Contest!  Question posted October 1st . . . Winner gets a Neat-o Prize . . . Stay Tuned!

Mighty PK & His Blues @ Roslyn Art Festival 

PK Dwyer will proudly be performing his Cosmic American Blues at the 2nd Annual Roslyn Art Festival! 

PK will play on Saturday, August 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm @ Roslyn Yard Park Stage.  Art Festival Events include Hands-on Youth Activities & Try-it Stations for Folks of all ages -  Artisan Booths - and Fabulous Live Music!  After PK's performance on Saturday there will be a Juried Art Show Reception and Wine Tasting 7:00 - 9:30 pm.  Be There!

What?  2nd Annual Roslyn Art Festival  *  Where?  Downtown Roslyn, Washington

When? Saturday, August 22 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday, August 23 11:00 am - 4:00 pm  *  Saturday Evening Reception and Wine Tasting 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Music Stage located @ Roslyn Yard Park [near The Brick Saloon]

Need more info?  web:  Roslyn Art Festival  tel:  509 649-2223

Seattle Street Style: 1978 

PK Dwyer and Donna Beck epitomized the Seattle Sound and Style throughout the 1970s.  Here are PK & Donna looking like the coolest kids in town at the Pike Place Market - Spring 1978.  Listen to Dwyer & Beck perform Live on the KRAB Music Archive [Music of Seattle's Taverns: originally aired April 6, 1976] . . .  Coming soon: That You So Richly Deserve & Rice Bowl Cafe available as a digital 45 . . .
photographer: Richard Greene
photos courtesy Richard Greene and Donna Beck

Free Fast Folk from Hollywood Dick Doll! 

Hi-Ho!  New Free Music Downloads just posted:  King Pin Head Music proudly invites you to experience the wacked, weird, and wonderful world of PK Dwyer's alter-ego Hollywood Dick Doll and The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue!  The featured tracks are: The Bottom Line and Post Orifice* - 2 acoustical cabaret rarities originally released by The CooP: Fast Folk Musical Magazine.

The CooP was a songwriter exchange and cooperative dedicated to rejuvenating the folk music scene in New York City [and the surrounding area] that published a combination Record and Music Magazine from 1982 - 1997.  In 1984 The CooP became formally known as The Fast Folk movement.  In 1999 The Smithsonian Institute acquired the master recordings and the Fast Folk catalog was reissued on Compact Disc by Folkways Recordings.  Cd reissues also come with a reproduction of the original corresponding magazine.

Below are the Front & Back covers of the Fast Folk issues that featured songs by The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue . . .

Note that The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue was the opening act for Peter Tork [of The Monkees!] on Saturday, July 3, 1982 at The Speakeasy.  There it is: The Bottom Line  Song #4 on Side 2

Hollywood Dick Doll was the Headliner at The Speakeasy on Thursday, April 21, 1983.  Post Orifice* is Song #4 on Side 2 [some may find the song Post Orifice offensive - listen at your own discretion]

Throw Back Thursday 

Tape Label from a Live After Hours Performance that took place at the KRAB FM studio in Seattle, Washington on March 22, 1976 [Hosted & Produced by Judith Hadley].  The Session was titled Radio Speakeasy: Music of Seattle's Taverns and you can listen here! KRAB Music Archive  Artists featured are:  PK Dwyer & Donna Beck - Barbara Bush - and R Bailey.  The program runs a little over an hour & the Music is Amazing!  Thank You KRAB and the Jack Straw Foundation for putting this incredible musical time-capsule out there!


PK Dwyer and a rapt audience of one at the Pike Place Market on Sunday July 19, 2015 . . . this young fan was enraptured by PK & his Cosmic American Blues and kept ignoring his Mother's attempts to leave the Market . . . Sunday was an awesome and stupendous day for PK!  Many Folks showed Ol' PK some Love and did indeed Tip Hearty!  Thank You Seattle Residents . . . Visitors . . . and the Wonderful Pike Place Market.  You Rock!

Did You Know?  PK Dwyer performs approximately 200 dates per year at the Seattle Pike Place Market and is most often there in what is considered the off season [late September - April] During the Summer months look & listen for PK & His Blues at the PPM on Sundays.  Note to Fellow Buskers: permits are required to Busk at the Pike Place Market.  Get the lowdown here: Become a Busker