Forget I ever asked… I just did.
Get the Camo!
My favorite ultra light water proof outdoor camo:)
This is my favorite U.S. punk lp. I find it very comical, but as punk. It is probably the shortest nationally released lp in history. If it was 16 minutes long I would be happier listening to it;) The singer of this band (K. Morris) sang/wrote for Black Flag, and put them on the map. If you thought Green Day was “punk” learn something here.
I don’t get some people. Why do they hide behind images and shades of flakes that they drag into the lives of onlookers? I just don’t get it. They shed an image then another… then another… then another… again… and again… and again. How many shades of pseudo-essence can a person have? Get it together and just be yourself. Maybe the weirdos don’t understand existence/truth?
Go figure- the biggest record show in the USA in New York today and the largest in the world in Amsterdam on the same day. So though some cool lps were to be had it was a bunk show for the most part. Maybe Pasadena will be an option next week. My fav record dealer will be back in the US next weekend and maybe I catch him with some cool stuff. I didn’t know he was one of the world’s top dealers until today. Learn something new everyday.
Orange County Record show this weekend! My favorite place to shop for sound and discuss music:) There is one vendor in particular that has treated me with a highest respect ever since my first purchase… and he has by far the largest selection there. This guy has stuff that is legend only like material. Going to his tables is like going to the zoo as a kid. It’s just eye-opening amazing. I normally bee line to his space and spend over an hour there without a thought of looking anywhere else.
There are a few other vinyl dealers that come to mind that are pretty cool to work with as well. There is one man in particular that I see his “left overs” toward the end of the day, and he has something that I have been searching for some serious years. I score affordably every time. It is amazing. The five or so dealers are kind folks (as opposed to the egotists, one flat-out liar, and the others only in it for the money… never mind the passion of sound). i have always left this show thinking to myself, “wow… I finally got an original analogue copy of this! How many years have I waited to hear the full sound spectrum on this Lp (as opposed to most reissues or any other digital sourced format))? And I still have some bones in my wallet.” I smile on the drive all the way home;)
I’m a tad excited.
An introduction to the one and only Main Street Blug Ass Band… and my pants with a slight granola infection.
I will have some cool stuff coming when I am finished with this near 4,000 mile road trip and treasure hunt. I will post here and there upon settlement on the West Coast until the New Year. Then… the trip really begins. This has been a great choice to see autumn, surprise/visit family/friends, swim in the ocean, see many animals that I never have before, see rock formations of the same, meditate on future transcendent fixtures that cannot go under or overlooked, and eat and share great food.
Dedicated to whom died yesterday and my friend Woodford Fitzjarrald who died some years before. This is an awesome video that reveals what made the Velvet Underground exactly what they became. From Warhol to Nico to the entire band. One of my favorite songs.
My friend and I have been working on a music cave for over the last year. We tested a bunch of vinyl in it last night and it worked out great. Beforehand his wife kept asking, “What are you going down in the cave for?” My friend kept replying, “To listen to music.” She finally comes up with a new question: “How?” RE: “I have a portable record player right here.” It was like she was put on stun. She couldn’t ruin his good time now. I have seen people with ugly looks on their faces when they are trying to find or berate their spouses. Hers tops them all.
"By 1947, when there were 40 million radios in the U.S., there were about 44,000 television sets (with probably 30,000 in the New York area). Regular network television broadcasts began on NBC on a three-station network linking New York with the Capital District and Philadelphia in 1944; on the DuMont Television Network in 1946, and on CBS and ABC in 1948.”- Wikipedia (I know this is a 50/50 chance of being inaccurate but… it gives an idea).