An irregular feature detailing utterances from area stages.

Where: The newly constructed temporary stage at Rodeo Restaurant in Silver Spring, Saturday, Aug. 5.

Who: Martha Hull, original singer for the Slickee Boys and the Dynettes, now fronting Ottley, featuring Slickee guitarist Marshall Keith and ex-Hangmen/Grin/Rosslyn Mountain Boys drummer Bob Berberich. (See “The Re-Form Party,” 8/4)

What: “In addition to it being fucking hot, I got four injections in my back on Friday. Deep into the muscle, too. That’s probably the only reason I’m standing now.”

“But you can sing!” shouted a woman from the crowd.

The band then launched into Dylan’s “My Back Pages” (“I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”) And it was convincingly rocking.

Photo by Jeff Krulik