Author Archives: Manwich B. Khakazzi

Manwich Music News: Polyester, Head Gear, and Man Cabbage!

There is a time for polyester, head gear, and man cabbage.

It’s not all the time or even very often.

But when it’s time…it’s time.



In other news, I am officially decommissioning the CACTUS JOE moniker after discovering it had been besmirched by a namesake doppelganger in the Fox Valley of Wisconsin. Notwithstanding my rightful claim to the name’s trademark and copyright, the goods are now proverbially “damaged” and it is time to embrace my true rock-n-roll superhero alter ego, the polyester clad, headgear adorned, man cabbage endowed…MANWICH.

I may still answer to CACTUS JOE, but the preferred nomenclature is now MANWICH. If you see a reference to CACTUS JOE somewhere, let me know and I will try to eradicate it. Any performances by the alt Cactus Joe that you may see going forward are not me and I do not necessarily endorse them, although I might…who knows?


M\m/ (this is my abbreviated signature…)


A Big Thanks!

Hi Friends.

First, thanks to everyone who came out to Common Ground last Saturday night to see CACTUS JOE and GUPPY EFFECT together on the same stage, and thanks even if you didn’t, because we like you. If you missed it, there’s live streamed video HERE:

Second…well @#$%! I am back on the Face. Facebook that is. I am keeping it real low profile, but I wanted to make sure everyone is privvy to the good rocking. Here’s the link:




Hi Friends.

Winter hiatus has been over for almost a month now, even if Winter has codependency issues at the moment. My full band GUPPY EFFECT has been out performing a little. CACTUS JOE (that’s me!) has a solo acoustic show performance at the Common Ground coffee shoppe in Middleton WI on Saturday May 12th at 8 PM. It’s even gonna be broadcast on the radio globally to the whole world. Then GUPPY EFFECT acoustic duo is gonna perform right after that, at 9 PM.

My musical presence just started an indefinite hiatus from the social media, mostly Facebook. The ratio of lost time to both productivity and return on investment was increasing exponentially (a bad thing). The social media pundits would probably argue that I simply wasn’t using it effectively, and they can shove that idea right up their arses. In any case, for now you can only get you daily (or weekly) dose o’ Joe right here on my official website…and business is good. Subscribe or bookmark this page…or better yet, come to a show and we’ll get you connected.

For some musicians, myself included, it’s time to get back to analog music media. Social media are a useless mess for connecting fans with good music. So I hope to see you soon!



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