A few weeks ago I went to Lowes on a Saturday. On the way home I saw in a food truck parked in former car dealer parking lot. But the amazing thing was all the people who were milling around the parking lot in line for food...I thought of this song. Now there seems to be people protesting the social distancing...get a grip people!
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Ok, I will admit this will not be the cup of tea for most people. But I remember seeing this when I was an undergraduate in 1986, This public access TV station that played alternative videos would play stuff on the fringe (hmm, many things now in my collection). I was enamored by the strangeness. I found a copy of this on promo 45 and also this interesting 2 lp interview LP. This originally was released on a 5 album box set called United States Live (I still have all of them) and then abridged into 1 LP. Laurie later married Lou Reed and held him when he died...On a happier note, check out the video and there is a scene where she is dancing with William Burroughs...pretty cool
Monday, April 20, 2020
I was unable to get a haircut before the COVID-19 shut down everything. So to go along with my unruly hair, I decided I would grow my beard out (was thinking Robert E Lee, or Santa..lol). Anyway, I was given an ultimatum by wife this weekend...trim the beard back to it's normal look, or sleep on the couch and I will chop it while you sleep....I thought about being defiant (for 2 seconds, anyway) and then buckled. It is better to trim the beard, then pay "Alimony"
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Where did the week go? Guess I was lazy with the blog again. I was much better with staying home this week...a couple quick trips to post office and Walmart. I have some minor roof work I want to complete but the weather has not cooperated..of course it is beautiful when I am doing my work work. But anyway, this is getting really old and I think this song represents it is getting harder all the time.
So funny story about this one...I was watching To Sir With Love with my wife about 6 months ago. When the Mindbenders played this I flipped. I had heard a new punkish version of this last year by the Pandoras and it's fantastic. I was unaware of this 45. So I look in my data base and I don't have it. I call my friend Jim and ask him if he has it. Nope, he does not either. Ok, on the want list. So about 2 months ago, I'm going through my boxes of 45's organizing a bit by artist, and low and behold I had it in one of my boxes and had neglected to type it in my database
Here is the Pandoras version
Here is the Pandoras version
Monday, April 13, 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Happy Easter. I want to take a moment to give a shout out to the Truckers of this country who are keeping us supplied. God Bless you and stay safe. Spent Easter doing yard work, cleaning records, watching Church on TV and in a while will get on Zoom to see my step son and his family
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
What shall we discuss tonight kiddies...COVID19....no way....yet, it is all around us...I woke up in the middle of the night with stuffy sinus and a headache...immediately you know what the mind went to! But my rational mind reminded me that the pollen is horrible right now and I usually get sinus infections around this time. So got up, and I irrigated my sinus with my handy Navage system (highly recommended- can I get an endorsement deal please), took some Excedrin and woke up fine (once I finally went back to sleep that is). Tonight's song is back to the new wave sounds of my teens. I remember seeing this video on MTV back in the day and recently found this copy. The part that resonated was "there's no place like home, there's no place that I want to be anywhere else." I would hotly disagree with that statement...laughing/crying emojie... I have a 12" somewhere and if I find it this weekend I will upload some pictures.
Monday, April 06, 2020
Another Monday down the drain. How about a cool 45 that has nothing to do with COVID19. I picked this box set (and box set part two) last year on my first Colorado trip. It had been on my want list for ages and I walked into this record shop and both copies were a 1/3rd of the retail price on sale. To me, this is the highlight of the box set. Of course this is a reissue of rare 45's only released in Australia in the 60's...how was this 45 never released in the states. The original is mega rare and how about the original video!
Sunday, April 05, 2020
I seem to have focused on new wave/power pop/punk over the past week. I will continue with that theme over the coming weeks but I did spent some time today recording some older stuff to balance it out. Tonight's song is a common theme we are hearing. Stay in place, shelter in place, social distancing,...seems like it is giving us some social isolation...well some of us anyway. I did venture out to Lowes today to pick up some items to work on gutters...plenty of people out. Some, like me trying to avoid others...while there were other people that acted like it was business as usual. I even saw a food truck in a parking lot and there must have been 75 peopling milling around waiting...crazy!
Saturday, April 04, 2020
I purchased some clorax wipes about 2 weeks ago. The lady told me to grab extras but I did not want to be a hog. I guess I should have been a hog as the store has not had any since then..or if they have, they have sold out immediately. Continuing my theme for the Vinyl Apocalypse. Try to find stock or Promo copies of this obscure US release from the fantastic Jam! The B side was a UK hit and previously made the blog. I have come to extremely appreciate the Jam as I have gotten older and I have truly neglected them. I believe I will have to remedy that in the coming months and post some more