Fan Mail, Messages, and General Bullshit

This stuff is what people have emailed me about Psychefunkapus. It's either about the page itself, or the band or whatever they feel like talking about or whatever. If you want to be on here, mail me at and babble on like a fool about how Psychefunkapus is your favorite band. Since some of the band members do in fact read this page, they'll know how cool you think they are. Atom requested the return of this page, so here it is.....enjoy :) Oh, and if you mail me and you don't want to be seen here, please tell me that, or else your stuff will be on this page.
From: Larry Canonica Jr 
To: "''" 
Subject: Psychefunkapus!
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 21:43:01 -0800

I just found your home page for Psychefunkapus. I found your =
interpretation of Evol-ving interesting. Did you ever think of it as =
being a Jekyll/Hyde story? And I always thought of Banana Slug King as =
being about Jabba the Hut from the Star Wars movies. You can hear Jabba =
laughing at the end of the song and isn't Jabba slug-like? It may sound =
odd but people have written songs about stranger things. But no matter =
what: I love these guys! What a band. Have you heard of any of the =
members getting into or starting other bands?

Larry Canonica
From Fri Dec 8 16:33 CST 1995 To: Subject: psychefunkapus hey, what's up? I am very new to this whole internet thing, so bear with me. o.k. Psychefunkapus were great, weren't they. I myself am from Marin county, san rafael, my city, is not far from "point reyes ca". but were they from the san geronimo valley? anyway, i have skin, and an old worn out demo of psychefunkapus that their manager's ex?girlfriend gave my mom years ago, but slut child has partially disappeared,unfortunately. i agree, am is the strongest song on the album. i saw these guys in concert a couple of times; once at a county fair (crazy,no? i'm not sure any one knew who they were yet), and then at their farewell marin? concert, with skankin pickle and my friends old band, cfb. i hope this email isn't just too dorky :) its always fun to get mail so. ok then . if i think of anything else, i'll write again. please write to me. bye, marit.oh yeah, my names marit, i go to ucla, i can't type. i'm 18. i couldn't believe there was a psychefunkapus page, ah the internet.
To which I replied
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 20:25:43 -0600 (CST)
From: Patrick Glass 
Subject: Re: psychefunkapus

well I just made a page cause I got bored and there wasn't! you saw them live!!! that blows my mind.....perhaps
you could add some of your insight on my page, since I've never seen
them....when I discoverd them in 1992 they probably had already broken
up. wow, man, that's cool. do you know what the fuck ever happened to
them???? that would be cool to know....if you have anything cool to add,
send it along.....and if you want the first album back, send me a tape
and postage and I can probably tape it off my CD for you....

cool man :)
From Fri Dec 8 21:19 CST 1995 To: Subject: Re: psychefunkapus hey you work fast! cool cool. o.k well i heard that johnny was loosing feeling in his fingers, but its probably a vicious rumor. i wish they hadn't broken up. they are good i concert, very entertaining. how did you discover them? atoms pretty cute.:) ok i have to study for finals.this internet thing is so darn distracting. write back. over winter break i'll look into info on the breakup. i have some friends who'll probably know. hope to hear from you soon! marit
From Mon Dec 11 06:48 CST 1995 To: Subject: psychefunkapus Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Hello I am an 18-year old high-schooler from Finland. I think your Psychefunkapus home page is way cool. I play bass and I snowboard. I was watching this snowboard film the other night, it was called Riders On The Storm, and it had the song "Eyeball" by Psychefunkapus. It just blew me away. I had to gather the most of my brain with a teaspoon from the back wall of my room. After that I played the song over and over again. I had never heard of the band before, but the song made me a fan right away. I would appreciate very, very much if I could get e-mail or some music tapes from you. I'll pay ANYTHING, I just want to hear some more Psychefunkapus. Please write me back, my address is With best wishes Juhani Keskinen, Mänttä, Finland
From Date: Mon, 01 Jan 96 14:43:58 -0800 From: Rob Lee To: Subject: Hey fellow Psychefunkapus fan! Saw your Web page and I think it's great. Cool graphics! I'm hoping that the band continues to record although I heard rumors that they have broken up a couple years. But that's just a rumor I heard from a record store clerk. I live in the Bay Area and have caught some of their shows. Two here in San Jose and one down in Santa Barbara when I was going to UCSB. In fact, my neighbor at UCSB went to high school with some of the members back in Marin and had them over his place for a party after their gig at the UCSB Pub (seating capacity: 65). This was after their first album and no one knew who the hell they were. Let me know if you hear any news about the band. They definitely one of the most underrated bands around. And I'll let you know if I catch anything around the Bay Area. They used to play clubs all over the place here and used to make it in articles about the local band scene but I haven't seen anything for well over two years. Talk to you later and keep up the cool page. --Rob
From Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 22:01:40 EST From: CJ_M STREMICK To: Subject: Psychefunkapus!!!! This is great!!! I was starting to think that I was the only Psychepuckapus around! These guys are amazing. I've been a fan from the first monent that I heard them. I picked up thier first album used for about 5 bucks about three years ago. I hate that they couldn't have kept doing their music. I see how it not not really comercialable, but it sure does rock! Since the first listen, I got Skin, but I haven't found anything else. I guess that's it for albums, but I still look for bootlegs and such. For Psychefunkapus fans: I got another album from a band called Fungo Mungo titled "Humungous" that sound a little like P-funk-apus, and in the sleve of the CD, they include them in their thank you's. What have you found that has similar energy and taste to Psychefunkapus? I'm dying to hear. Bye! Your Psychefunkified friend, Cj Stremick
From Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 16:17:56 -0500 From: To: Subject: whoa! Hello Patrick. Did you think we would'nt find you? This is Jonnie. Gene (Genie) is in the kitchen... just came back. After exploring your web page, we find ourselves surprised, aghast even. Good work! The ripples of our pebble falling in the pond continue! Just last week I got a check for about four bucks for airplay of Television People in France and A New Beginning in Japan... of course, this is all quite strange. What on Earth possessed you to do this? We would like to be in contact with you and your page. We are presently on AOL, and will soon go to Internet. AOL Address is NotherCZen. I'm at Gene's house right now, as I am not myself online. We would be more than happy to answer any questions about the band members or related whatever. Thanks for the free publicity... Be in touch. Jonnie and Genie
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 22:11:29 -0500 From: To: Subject: pafunktruz or whatever we used to call that band. i don't know. i forgot cuz we used to rehearse over an old torn up building site or something and breathe alot of asbestos and drink lots of beer out of copper bowls before they knew it was bad for you. i used to play bass in that band back in the og day before they knew rythmical rock was bad for you too. now i play in a band called dieselhed and drink cough syrup out of paper cups.
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 04:24:23 -0500 From: To: Subject: Web page I was Psychefuckapus' road manager and drum tech for both tours. I have some great photos and stories. I found this because Atom sent me mail. His current band is Diesel Hed. They are awesome and I think they should have a page. I'll help. I can send you the CD's(4!) and info if you want. Let me know, this is cool!
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 18:29:35 EST From: CJ_M STREMICK To: Subject: Psychepunkapus tab Hello again Pat, I'm glad to see that your page is back. How cool is it to have the boys e-mail you?!? I am blown over! When did you hear from them? Are they still making music in some form or another? I would hate to hear that they are cashiering at a 7-11 or something. If you would like, I could help you put together some of the guitar tab for thier songs. I have been playing for about 6 years now and can easily figure out thier stuff, buy I haven't transcribed very many songs, so I may be a little bit slow. I you would like some help, let me know what songs to start with. -Cj Cj Stremick
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 96 08:23:57 -0500 From: Anthony Pierre To: "" Subject: My, MY, MYYY -- [ From: Anthony Pierre * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] -- I am stuck here in minnesota, and have never, ever found anyone anywhere who even knew who psychefunkapus were! I have been a fan since early 1990 when I picked up a used copy of thier self titled debut album. what a ppiece of work that was! I am still singing SLUT CHILD and AM in the shower. I liked the CD so much, I taped it and stuck it im my tape player in my car. 4 years later when I sold the car, the tape came out. but I somehow misplaced both tapes and the CD. I would REALLY REALLY like to get a copy of that so I can play it while I am working. after graduation from high school in 91, I was suprised to see another album by the crew. I had to snatch it up for 16 bucks. I still play the CD often, but I don't enjoy it as much as the scathing social statements made by their debut. Surfing on jupiter, hillbilly happy smash, and banana slug king are the best cuts off of this album. I still enjoy the other more sappy songs on the CD too. if you see a copy of thier self titled debut, please buy it and send it to me COD or something. thanks Tony/ -- Anthony Pierre Programmer Atlas Software
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 19:35:52 -0500 From: To: Subject: Re: pafunktruz Actually it was amazing to see that people still remember the band, and even more amazing still that some people "got it" just by listening to the records. To be perfectly honest with you, I never liked how our records turned out at all..epecially the first one. I thought it (the first album) was ruined by the over production and I can't help but agree with alot of what the harsh critic that you included on the page (why?) said about it. But the band was very fun "Live" (our true medium) and it's touching to see that people actually remembered. Thanks... As for Dieselhed, it's a totally different band...Kind of a country punk thing. You may like it and you may not. We are going to play at the South by Southwest Music Conference this next month in Austin on the 15th or the 16th (maybe both) of March. And then we're touring eastward through St. Louis on the 18th and on to the east coast. Let me know if you are interested in seeing the band or hearing it or whatever. If you send me your snail mail address I'll try to send you some stuff. I may even have an old psychefunkapus shirt laying around that you've more than earned.
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 19:37:25 -0500 From: To: Subject: bs i'll try to send you some stuff soon, although getting to the Post Office is not my specialty. what happened to the "What People have been saying about Pfunkapus section? I found that especially amusing. And who was that girl from UCLA that thought i was cute?
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 16:33:07 +0100 From: Sara Gustavsson To: Subject: hejhopp! Hi Patrick! I was thrilled to find your page about Psychefunkapus, a briliant band I have known close to nothing about. I bought their Skin-album in 93, it must have been, and very soon grew to love it. But not once have I read a line about the band. Too bad they have split up. Very nice to hear that there is another album. If in any way it would be possible for you to send me a cd or a tape of their debut I would be delighted! In exchange I would gladly send you a cd with my band, HUEREMERE. We do not either hesitate to mix musical styles or even languages. On the album there is a happy Black Sabbath-polka, protest-funk, dance metal and the more traditional, slightly 70s-ish, experimental ethno-rock, sung in English, Swedish , a bit of Spanish, Swahili and Sanscrit. Or I will just pay you if you prefer that. Hope to hear from you soon sincerely, Håkan Nilsson Zätavägen 41 827 31 Ljusdal- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Håkan Nilsson e-mail: URL:
From MEROY@MSUVX1.MEMPHIS.EDU Fri Aug 30 19:48:07 1996 Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 14:14:17 -0600 (CST) From: MEROY@MSUVX1.MEMPHIS.EDU To: Subject: psychefunkapus Patrick- nice 'pysche page. i saw 'em like 4 years ago when they played at school here, and they were fuckin' awesome. they played until manny's voice went out, and included a cover of "magic carpet ride" that ruled. i got 'skin' the next day and months later found their first one (personally, my favorite of the two) for like $1.99 or some other ludicrous price in a cut-out bin. i was saddened to find that they were no more (although i guess i should have figured by now). good job on the web page! i'm gonna haveta put in a link to it on my site. take care, marcel roy
From Fri Sep 6 18:17:48 1996 Date: 06 Sep 96 15:59:50 -0500 From: To: Subject: Psychefunkapus Patrick, Man, I can't believe there's a Pfunkepus homepage. Is there anything you can't find on the Internet? I'm psyched, because this is the first I've been aware that anyone besides myself had even heard of these guys. I first heard them a few years ago when I was a college DJ at Louisiana Tech. I played them a lot, but when I left school I didn't copy the cd or anything. Then a few weeks ago I was digging through a used cd rack and found both of their releases. I haven't been the same since. I had forgotten what fun this group is, how full of energy. Even their name is great; it combines three of my favorite things: I'm very interested in mental illness, I love funk music, and I think the last part speaks for itself. Anyway, it's too bad we won't be getting any more offerings from them. Maybe you can convince them to do a reunion tour, a la the Eagles. While I'm writing to a homepage dealing with eclectic music, has anyone heard of a group called Snake Hips? They are another college radio classic whom I have never heard from since. If anyone has any info, please write me: Clint
From Mon Sep 9 03:28:43 1996 Date: 08 Sep 96 23:26:40 -0500 From: To: Subject: Re: Psychefunkapus Patrick, It sounds like you are one of the few people who actually got their psychefunkapus new, off the rack. Most of the people who wrote to the webpage seem to have gotten theirs the same way I got mine, used. Maybe that explains why they are no longer in operation. It reminds me of a dilemna I have always felt about talented, unknown musicians. When you find something rare and wonderful, it becomes a little less rare and wonderful for you when everyone else discovers it, too. On the other hand, a sense of justice demands that you hope that those with talent will be recognized for it. Depending on where you live, you may have heard of a group called Cowboy Mouth. They are a cool, fun, college-rock band from New Orleans, who have been playing clubs in the South for years. I first heard them my freshman year of college, and I was hooked. Their drummer/lead singer exudes an energy that makes for a great show. Well now they have a major record label, so all the cheesy-ass pop and "alternative" station are playing their single, which they have actually been playing for years. I'm happy for them, but now I have to share the space in front of the stage with a bunch of Green Day fans. (No offense to Green Day, but have these kids ever heard of The Clash?) Anyway, just a couple of thoughts. I'm sure you'll find them to be worth what you paid for them. Thanks for creating the great homepage. I'll be keeping an eye out for Deisel Hed. Later, Clint
From Thu Feb 27 21:38:28 1997 Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 17:29:47 -0400 From: To: Subject: Hi fellow Psychefunkafan Would you believe that I bought Skin the first day it came out. I think I was 11 at the time. I first Psychefunkapus when my grandpa bought a promotional single for We Are The Young at a garage sale. I quickly bought their first album on tape. Then I bought Skin and Psychefunkapus used on CD. I bought Skin when I first saw it. It's nice to see that they are not forgotten. Mail me back! Brian
From Thu Feb 27 21:38:41 1997 Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 21:06:27 -0400 From: To: Subject: Re: Hi fellow Psychefunkafan I was very proud when I figured out what Evol Ving really meant. When I was 11, I thought it was some guys name. I no longer have the promo single, but I do have both of the albums. Skin is highly superior to the first one. Did you know that Dick Dale plays on Surfin' On Jupiter? Keep in touch, Brian
From Thu Feb 27 21:38:56 1997 Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 18:16:25 -0700 From: "Sherry (Sam) Bouey" To: Subject: psychefunkapus dear pat Psychefunkapus was great! I was lucky enough to open for them on their first tour in Roanoke VA with my old band Terranova. After seeing the style of music they were playing I was sold! I tried to turn everyone I knew on to them and in most cases,got good results.I am not often on line but decided to see what i could find on the guys.I would like to hear the new band.Please have someone contact me at Jason Gates 1334 Blanche Drive Marrieta GA 30067 (770)9775211 Also I was looking through your letters to the band and saw where someone said the reason why they(Psychefunkapus)didn't make it was for the fact that no one saw them in the beginning.I agree.Anyone who might be looking for new music in this same vein might want to give some friends of mine from Virginia A listen!EGYPT on Trumpter Records. They have two great albums,Soul Hammer and Drowning in the Promised Land.Check them out and let me know what you think. Funk Out, Jason Gates P.S. Banana Slug King T-shirt in Pulp Fiction Did you see it?
From Thu Feb 27 21:39:14 1997 Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 14:15:05 -0700 From: Moonlight - The Thistle Ghost To: Subject: psychefunkapus hey, love the psych. page. too bad they broke up no? although i liked paul's next band, "Pump Mother." familiar with them? how about BluChunks? yes? no? drop a diode. peace. moonlight
From Thu Feb 27 21:39:28 1997 Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 21:13:34 -0400 From: "Cj M. Stremick" To: Subject: P'f'apus [The following text is in the "ISO-8859-1" character set] [Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set] [Some characters may be displayed incorrectly] Hey, Pat! I am finally getting my shit together after graduating from college (FINALLY!!!) I will jam out a few more Psychepunkapus guitar tabs soon. Glad your page is still going. It looks like it has gotten quite a bit of attention. What's your take on Diesel Hed? Are they anything like Psychefunkapus? Good? Bad? Ugly? See ya -C
From Thu Feb 27 21:40:06 1997 Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 05:20:36 -0500 From: To: Subject: psychefan hey man, how's it going? i hope you will help me. i lost my copy of psychefunkapus' self titled album and now i can't find another one. i've been looking for over a year and even recruited friends from out of town and no one can help. what will it take for you to make a copy of that cd for me? please e-mail and let me know. thanks for having the page, i found it by accident. it was one of those good accidents that you rarely have. thanks keep up the good work. --Albert Corenevsky
From Thu Feb 27 21:40:20 1997 Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 21:21:18 +1300 From: Caroline Atchinson To: Cc: Subject: Greetings & Salutations! [The following text is in the "ISO-8859-1" character set] [Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set] [Some characters may be displayed incorrectly] Hi Patrick! Greetings from a fellow Psychefunkafan!!! My name is Caroline and I'm from New Zealand. I discovered your page last week and have just set up email although I'm still trying to get the hang of it. My address is Please type me back, I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Hope this goes through ok! C-Ya! "Take a little from the big man"......
From Thu Feb 27 21:40:39 1997 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 00:33:51 -0500 From: The Beef To: Subject: Psychefunkapus Heyla Patrick, My friends and I found "Psychafunkapus" at a CD store in the used rack for 99 cents! Can't beat that. Shockingly, although I'm usually a Big Band/Jazz kind of person, this music has grown on me. Thanks for the page, it's great! Kara AKA The Beef
From Thu Feb 27 21:40:47 1997 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 12:24:25 -0800 From: Jean To: Subject: psychefunkapus Hey there... I had the pleasure of seeing psychefunkapus play many times back in '89-'90 when that big, schmizzle-fizzle band Primus used to open for them! I recall one memorable moment at the marin county fairgrounds... I faked an epeliptic fit in the middle of the mosh pit and several people thought I was really having one...this guy comes up to me really concerned "Hey... you should get out of here! Someone in your condition shouldn't be in here" What a jiznits....couldn't he tell I was trying to dance! Anyways, I was just looking for links to bands my band played with (nuclear rabbit - what a shameless plug! ;-) and found this when its up and ready, i'll link it here. I'm kinda shocked to find only one reference to them....they were a big and influential part of the whole "funk thrash" (or whatever the media bo-bo bodies liked to call it) scene in the bay area. Nuclear Rabbit played with Psychefunkapus on January 1st 1993...and when atom's bass broke mid-set, I lent him mine. I think he's the only person I've ever allowed to handle my bass for over five minutes - and rightfully so.... he was partly responsible for me to get working on my slap chop-suey noodle bacon mish-mish.....I don't think I ever heard anything about them after that.... oh, but I saw the drummer at the arcade on fourth st. in san rafael, however, I was in the midst of kicking kintaro ass in mortal kombat I didn't say hello. I guess they read this.... so hello. Anyways, good work! And keep up the stir-fry. May the 'pus live forever in cyber-migmog. your personal toilet, - jean From 34YKIRG@CMUVM.CSV.CMICH.EDU Thu Feb 27 21:40:56 1997 Date: Thu, 23 Jan 97 14:12:05 EST From: "Jared I. Chimovitz" <34YKIRG@CMUVM.CSV.CMICH.EDU> To: patrick@SPY.NET Subject: psychefunkapus cool page. i would really appreciate the addresses of the members of psychefun kapus on the internet and also where can i send fan mail. also, if anyone can tell me where i can find a copy of skin because i can't find it in michigan (us ed or new) thanks jared chimovitz ******************************************************************************* * JARED IAN CHIMOVITZ THE BIG, BAD WOLF ** *******************************************************************************
I think this one was for me.... From Thu Feb 27 21:41:02 1997 Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 17:24:57 +0000 From: To: Subject: I used to be the Pus' photographer! I took pictures of the Pus for about 3 or 4 years! I was very happy to see that this site existed. I have atom's email, but I've lost track of Jon since I moved to Seattle. Paul also has seemed to disappear and his mom won't give out his phone number! I saw these guys something like 60 or 70 times and I really miss them both as a band and as individuals... paul especially. I've seen Dieselhed a few times and own boith of their albums. If you can find them buy them. very fun! I'm putting a link to this page! krk
While this one was more for the band (speaking of which, you haven't written me in a while eithier!!!) From Thu Feb 27 21:41:09 1997 Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 17:40:43 +0000 From: To: Subject: This page rules! [The following text is in the "iso-8859-1" character set] [Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set] [Some characters may be displayed incorrectly] As mentioned in my previous letter, I'm a big fan of these guys! Atom, Jon, Paul, Manny, Gene! How the hell are you! It's Krk! The guy who used to blind you with his flash several nights a week! I remember the good old days at the Catus Club when you guys would play for like three hours and exhaust everybody in the crowd, but keep on going. It was the most fun you could have without getting arrested! I'll never forget the show at the Nightbreak when Martha was playing Cello and Jerry Harrison came to check out what you were like live! Too much fun! Ever hear from the boys in Fungo and whatever happened to the Blüchunks? If anyone knows where Paul is contact me! He and I were to do some track swapping and then he just disappeared! talk to you later! krk
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