I have been here a little while...and have made some remarks and even a thread or two...but never introduced myself.
My name is Richard, and my story starts in the mid 80's. My friend Bill and myself were at his studio on his in-laws cotton farm, just out side of
Shreveport Louisiana. We were playing music, our drummer was not there that day so we were being very experimental and we heard some very strange
sounds even over our amplifiers. we stoped playing and put the guitars down and went out side to see these two "guys" in odd suits wearing helmets and
playing strange musical instruments. They stopped playing and we all just stood there for a moment looking at each other.Then they spoke, "I am
Slaarzik and I am Reebl, (then in unison) and We are from the star system Andronia" We giggled having just partaken in an herbal mixture, that we
shall not mension on this site. We invited them in, and they preceded to tell us that they had crash landed in our field and heard the music and
wandered over. We jammed for a bit, they were wicked players of those strange instruments.
We agreed to help them with their plight to get back home. From then they became Richard and Bill dressed in strange costumes playing weird electronic
instruments that they, (We) had created...and with me being an electronics tech/engineer and Bill being a college art grad it was fairly easy to pull
off. And we (they), played several local gigs and festivals, astounding all who heard them. Then landed a local cable tv show called "The Slaarzik and
Reebl Science Fiction Theater" that they hosted showing a string of old "B" Sci-Fi flicks, they got a kick out of watching those "Alien
Transmissions" as they called them. and invited kids to send in old electronics parts so they could repair their spaceship and return home. Some kids
actually did, send in old parts from VCR's and stereos...it was all very funny for a while then one day they got, in the stations mail an unmarked
mysterious package that I never saw the contents of. They said good bye two days later and we never saw them again.
We do however have those strange musical instruments. They gave them to us as a parting gift...here is a picture of mine along with my guitars.
I never quite learned to play it as well as they did though. Sounds too strange to be true I know. And that is why to this day people still refer to
Bill and Richard as "Slaarzik and Reebl", characters that we invented in order to play strange music dressed up as stranded Alien Musicians.So when
People ask us why we quit we just say it was because of the popularity of the Power Rangers...and always being called the Red and Blue Rangers. Seemed
credible as a reason so we stuck to the story. And that's it the real story finally told.
A clip from the TV show...Them playing the show's theme song..."Liff-A-Too-Na-Doo"
I know it sounds all too strange but the truth is out there.
The Aliens were here...I know ...because I was one.
excuse my poor embedding, haven't quite got the hang of it yet
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