In the second part of our chat with Dan Reed (a.k.a. “Danny Crash”), he tells more hilarious stories from the early 97X years, including tales about his band Chem-Dyne, his friends Mr. K and Greg Dulli, working at Bogart’s, and learning life lessons (sometimes the hard way) from 97X owners Doug and Linda.
Dan talks about his Hamilton friend/fellow bandmate/fellow DJ Ken “Mr K” Glidewell, who died in 2008 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Dave and I both got to know Mr. K from working with him, and he truly was one of a kind.
Here’s a video of Big In Iowa, a local band featuring Mr. K and Bob Burns, who later gained fame via his always-entertaining “Blogger Bog” Instagram account for the TSA. Sadly, Bob also passed away suddenly last October.
Dan Reed also co-hosted a podcast called the Dan & Dan Music Podcast, you can check out the episodes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dan-and-dan-music-podcast/id976960749
That Dan, he’s a nutty, kooky kinda cat, and we love him.
6 Replies to “Episode 17: Dan reed tells more tales”
I played with Chem Dyne the last year they were together. I have a tape recording of our last gig at the Jockey Club in the fall of 1986. Before he died, Mr. K called me while I was living in Miami and asked me if I would play in a Chem Dyne reunion that he was planning. He died in a motorcycle accident not long after that. RIP Ken.
Thanks for listening, Victor! I’d love to hear that tape…
Victor, I would love to have a copy of that tape. I played with Ken Glidewell in high school and practiced with Chem Dynes and Dan Andrews before I bailed for California. Mr K and I were very close. Get me at
Go get ‘em buddy! Great to see that you are doing well!
My favorite song I cover “Black Concert T-Shirt!”
Because it’s BLACK! It’s from a concert! -Flash Minor
That song is a timeless classic. Dan Reed is an American treasure.