Monday, August 14, 2017

The Clash Live In Tokyo 1982

Live in Japan at the very beginning of 1982 the band seems really on and happy, with Joe smiling enthusiastically several times during the show, "Charlie Don't Surf" is a particular highlight. Topper ended his tenure with the band a month or two later strung out, but he's in more than fine shape at this show.

Speaking of junk, here's a bonus-

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Far Away Places

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When not living in present time squalor he would let his mind drift back to those lazy younger days when he lived in the upstairs room of a limestone Spanish style building. His room led to a 3rd floor patio roof where he would often spend morning to evening smoking hash and watching the sky turn colors. The wisps of clouds so like brushstrokes- at times it seemed like the whole history of painting would ramble through the sky during those long reveries on the rooftop. He liked to leave the door open so he could hear music float gently in from the wireless in his room. The distance traveled would change the tunes in subtle, interesting ways.


1. Far Away Places- Bing Crosby
2. Cow-Cow Boogie- Ella Mae Morse & The Freddy Slack Orchestra
3. Central Avenue Breakdown- Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
4. Mulatica- Johnny Rodriguez y Su Orchestra
5. Straighten Up And Fly Right- Nat King Cole
6. Ol' Buttermilk Sky- Hoagy Carmichael
7. I Got A Man Crazy For Me- Billie Holiday
8. Waiting For The Train To Come In- Peggy Lee
9. On The Atchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe- Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
10. Riders In The Sky- Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
11. Pistol Packin' Mama- Bing Crosby
12. Buttons & Bows- Dinah Shore
13. The Harry Lime Theme- Anton Karas
14. You Can't Tell The Difference After Dark- Alberta Hunter
15. Who Wouldn't Love You?- Kay Kyser
16. My Ideal-Leonard Feather's All Stars
17. That's My Desire- Frankie Laine
18. Tabu- Lecuona Cuban Boys
19. It Had To Be You- Betty Hutton
20. Little Drops of Water- Henry Brown & Edith Johnson
21. It Might As Well Be Spring- Dick Haymes
22. Night And Day- Fred Astaire
23. Mood Indigo- Duke Ellington
24. Stardust- Hoagy Carmichael
25. Moonlight Serenade-Glenn Miller
26. It's Only A Paper Moon- Nat King Cole
27. Goodnight Irene-The Weavers & Gordon Jenkins

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Girl Who Was Death- 45's & Extended Plays

Cover -Still from the Prisoner episode, The Girl Who Was Death

This mix is a collection of various e.p.'s and singles that I compiled for myself so I could hear them all in one place. Artists included are Bebe Buell, Lesa Aldridge (of Big Star's 3rd Album fame), Celia & The Mutations, Sandie Shaw & The Smiths, Ronnie Spector, Plush and Vincent Gallo-the last two I have granted honorary girl status.

Lesa Aldridge

Bebe Buell

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Someday, Someway/It's Only Make Believe/Fire

Still from The Loveless 1981

Robert Gordon vs. Conway Twitty, Marshall Crenshaw, Robin Williams and Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Milk Of Amnesia & Women Say The Darndest Things-SCTV

Catherine O'Hara and Andrea Martin were my two favorite SCTV cast members.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Flower, Punk!-Exploring The Contours Of An Imaginary Genre

their acid cut with too much speed, their sound more foreboding than blissful, they met under television skies on the other side of no direction. they sat in bottles pretending they were in cans knowing their girls weren't right & wouldn't touch them no how. they got busted with charlie brown & the beave for copping dirt weed from uncle fester outside 1313 mockingbird lane while the standells played. finked on by eddie h. & shipped out by uncle sam, napalm nam split their minds open. killed with a living death that forever saw that mocking hysterical joker face in the flowers & sky. they would they were a weed. 

back home eating fatback bacon & spiked cornflakes no one knew their name, no guru would have them, their face did not fit. they drove right past nirvana sipping milkshakes with charlie manson's angels. the mini-skirt blues drove 'em crazy & their seed gone bad. they broke their brains & lost their souls, which like their threads were on installment from sears roebuck. so they goofed on jello in all night cafes until the mind gangsters & the brain police vibed them straight out the room. but if you squint in the wrong direction at sundown you can still see their shadows on the corner eating flowers, haunted hallways & mother's pills. 

1. Hangin' Out- The Blox
2. Satisfy You- The Seeds
3. Stephanie Knows Who- Love
4. Not Right- The Stooges
5. How Does It Feel to Feel- The Creation
6. Blue Is Beautiful- The Make-Up
7. Earthquake- 13th Floor Elevators
8. Seventh World- Sleepers
9. 7 And 7 Is- The Soul Benders
10. Split Myself In Two- Meat Puppets
11. Mini Skirt Blues-Flower Children
12. Cloud 149-Pere Ubu
13. Rejected- Sterling Damon
14. They Saved Hitler's Cock- Angry Samoans
15. Spazz- The Elastik Band
16. The Madman (Running Through The Fields)- Eric Burdon & The Animals
17. My Movie- J.F.A.
18. Feathered Fish- Sons of Adam
19. Repulsive Situation-Gaylon Lord
20. The Wind Blows Your Hair- The Seeds
21. Final Solution- Pere Ubu
22. Please Go Home- The Rolling Stones
23. It's Raining Today- Angry Samoans
24. Let Me Out- The Lost Generation
25. Flower Punk- Mothers of Invention
26. 7 And 7 Is- Five By Five