May 7, 2013
This represents the longest gap I have had since I started this blog int he late 1940's (or something). One thing piles on top of another, and pretty soon yer under a mountain. Assorted weirdness has happened in the interim some good, alot bad and some just plain bizarre. I hope to spin some tales of some of this ... in the meantime, I think this song sums things up rather efficiently...
April 19, 2013
I wanna be Dave Grohl.
Fucker gets to play with everyone from Led Zep to Lee Ving. Here's the Foo Fighters dressing up as Rush circa 1978 (last nite at the rock n roll hof)- dig the white robes:
and Keith (aka Johnny Bob Goldstein) Morris and the other guys (Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson and the Descendents' Steven Edgerton) restoring my preferred era of Black Flag launched their tour:
and of course the Ozzy led Black Sabbath just released their first song in 35 years:
the 1970's are back muthafuckas!
April 9, 2013
As much as you mofo's in the UK are celebrating The Grand Dame's demise, it means jack shit to me. Guess what- in the Olympics of asshole rulers of the free world (1980-2013 division), she doesn't even win the bronze.
Here in the States alone we've had Reagan and Dubya. You're guyz have had Blair. Maggie ain't squeezin' into that triad.
So she invaded an island full of Penguins? Hell, at least she didn't go toe to toe with the Russkies or an entire religion!
Besides, think of all the great songs that you woulda missed out on!!!!!!
April 4, 2013
Wandering around the Interwebs last nite and I went to archive.org , which is the coolest site in the universe for public domain stuff and an example of the cyber-world being all grok-riffic.
So, I spent 90 minutes with the BBC broadcast of Orwell's 1984 (not to be confused with Van Halen's 1984)
This version is extremely low budget (geez- it was made in 1954) and probably the closest thing to a literal tranlation of the source as we'll ever get.You can see it embedded below- or at this link.
This version starred Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence and almost 60 years from it's original broadcast (and almost 30 years from it's reference point, it's scary how much of the book and language has turned into common parlance. The main difference these days is that we go willingly into the Gov't and Media's "newspeak", rather than having it forced upon us
Here's an appropriate band reference:
March 28, 2013
Yeah, that's the name of the band. Star Fucking Hipsters.
Apparently, I missed the boat on them. According to Wikipedia, they were a Punk Rock "supergroup" of alot of NYC gutter punk bands.
Sorta a combo of So-Cal "surf" guitar ala Agent Orange and also the Fat Wrechords bands, punk rawk, hardcore and ska plus trade-offs of guy and gal vox like X (though these guyz are much more shrill and hardcore). Great fucking lyrics and really enjoyable toonage. Alot of people like the band Fucked Up these days... they kinda remind me of them- but I like the vox here better than Pink Eyes on Fucked Up.
I am really digging their stuff on Spotify. You can stream at all the usual places and hope you all go out and buy their stuff too.
Check em out: