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Tribute to “I Want a New Drug” By Huey Lewis and the News

As a tribute to Huey Lewis and the News, I did a dramatic reading of their 1984 hit “I Want a New Drug.” It didn’t turn out like I expected.

Peter Bates

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  1. Will Keenan Will Keenan

    very good!!!

    • Thanks. Remember our sketches from the seventies?

  2. Anonymous Anonymous

    Get off that Sketchy St. before someone steals your camera and punches you in the nose.
    Putnamville was much safer, a half century, ago Let’s go back to Worthington Acres and meet on Warren’s front lawn.

    My favorite drugs when I knew you were Hostess snowballs washed down with a large Coke. I recall you favoring those hotter than cinnamon hell, ” red atomic balls”. You claimed that they were making you radioactive. You still seem to be running on something, Peter, and making awesomely amusing home movies!

    I noticed that our first Bodega, Henry and Eleanor’s, has closed and turned into a private home. I was back in Our Hood, last month. What is it like to live in a 1950’s Variety Store?
    Should we just knock on the door and ask to interview them?

    The last proprietor was a Sweet Asian Lady . I’m sorry that you did not have an opportunity to film her. It would have been a wonderful documentary…. “From Ireland, through Italy (Fossa’s) and on to Thailand in 50 years.

  3. Madlyn Blom Madlyn Blom

    Thanks, Peter. Very interesting with wonderful photos.

    • Hope you enjoy what’s to come. Lots planned.

  4. The blog post “Tribute to ‘I Want a New Drug’ By Huey Lewis and the News” on HDR Bodega Photo features the author’s dramatic reading of the 1984 hit song by Huey Lewis and the News. The post captures the author’s unique take on the song, offering a fresh perspective on this classic track.

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